Advice On Hormonal Contraceptives And The Safe Use Of Herbal Medicines

November 2017

Pharmaceutical News

Country of origin: UK

The Drug Safety Update ? published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ? contains information on the use of the antiepileptic agent carbamazepine; how to help patients use of herbal medicines safely; and the Yellow Card scheme?s updated online reporting form. It also covers drug safety advice for contraceptives ? stating that further evidence suggests the long-term use of combined oral contraceptives or progestogen-only injectable contraceptives is associated with a small increased risk of cervical cancer.

'Drug Safety Update: Volume One, Issue Nine, April 2008' is available online.

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