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Ear Drops - Warning

01 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Unapproved Prescription Ear Drop (Otic) Products: Not FDA Evaluated for Safety, Effectiveness and Quality
 
AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Consumer, Pediatrics
 
ISSUE: FDA announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and hydrocortisone, and have not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness and quality. The labels on these products do not disclose that they lack FDA approval, and health care professionals may not be aware of their unapproved status.
Unapproved prescription otic drug products are frequently given to young children suffering from ear infections and other conditions that cause ear pain and swelling. Patients taking unapproved drugs may be at greater risk because there is no proven safety or effectiveness information. These products may be contaminated or manufactured incorrectly, which could result in patients receiving the wrong dose, even when administered according to the labeled directions for use.
Unapproved prescription otic drug products containing the following ingredients are covered by this action:
 
benzocaine;
benzocaine and antipyrine;
benzocaine, antipyrine, and zinc acetate;
benzocaine, chloroxylenol, and hydrocortisone;
chloroxylenol and pramoxine; and
chloroxylenol, pramoxine, and hydrocortisone.
 
BACKGROUND: FDA informed the companies that they must stop manufacturing these unapproved prescription otic products or be subject to enforcement actions, including seizure, injunction and/or criminal proceedings. Today’s action does not affect FDA-approved prescription otic products, or legally marketed otic products sold over-the-counter.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who believe they are using unapproved prescription ear drops should contact their health care provider to discuss alternatives.
Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
 
Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the FDA news release, at:
 

Hey Jd....and Waitingindreams

08 November 2014 - 08:04 AM

Hi JD,

 

Check out this link.  This is how you break down a chicken to make stock.  It has vegies and stuff so only add the ingredients that you tolerate.

 

https://www.yahoo.co...1338495133.html

 

Colleen


For Those With Gall Bladder Issues

20 August 2014 - 05:08 PM

Does anyone have experience with the finding of "fundal adenomyomatosis" . "Mild wall thickening and punctate calcification of the gallbladder fundus which may represent fundal adenomyomatosis. The biliary tree is nondilated.

 

Thanks,

 

Colleen

 

 


Are You Happy?

03 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

Are You Happy?
 
Silly question, right?  Maybe not.
 
hap·py adjective \ˈha-pē\
 
1 feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2 showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3 pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.
 
I realized lately that I'm happy. I think I was just too busy complaining and feeling sorry for myself to see it before.  
 
1:  Yes.  I'm alive for one, I am able to enjoy the company of others, am able to walk and go places, can talk and express myself and help others and see beauty all around me.  I have a roof over my head, enough money to keep the roof and provide food and transportation to go where I want.
 
2:  Yes.  I can make others smile, empathize with others, offer sound advice, make other feel good about themselvs and take joy from all around me.
 
3:  Yes.  I'm alive works for this one too.  I can draw and paint.  Listen to music and dance.  Feel the wind on my face, feel the cool rain, be cozy in the winter in front of the fireplace and spend time with family and friends.  
 
You can't feel happy without the sad or there is nothing to compare it to.  
 
Take a long look at your life, are you happy?
 
Colleen

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