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  The Medical Letter
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   ISSN (Print) 0025-732X - ISSN (Online) 1523-2859
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  • In Brief: Severe Bradycardia with Sofosbuvir and Amiodarone - The Medical
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: April 13, 2015 - The FDA recently announced changes in the labeling of the hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and Harvoni (sofosbuvir/ledipasvir) to warn about a risk of serious and potentially fatal bradycardia when either drug is taken with the antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone (Cordarone, and others).1 Symptomatic bradycardia was reported following initiation of treatment with Harvoni or with Sovaldi plus simeprevir (Olysio) or the investigational antiviral drug daclatasvir in 9 patients already taking amiodarone; it occurred within 24 hours of starting hepatitis C therapy...
  • Ivermectin Cream (Soolantra) for Rosacea - The Medical Letter
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: April 13, 2015 - The FDA has approved a 1% cream formulation of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin (Soolantra – Galderma) for topical treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea. Ivermectin is available in the US in tablets (Stromectol, and generics) for treatment of onchocerciasis and other worm infestations and as a 0.5% lotion (Sklice) for treatment of head lice.
  • Advice for Travelers - The Medical Letter
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: April 13, 2015 - Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask for information about prevention of diarrhea, malaria, and other travel-related conditions. Vaccines recommended for travelers based on their destination, length of stay, and planned activities were reviewed in a previous issue.
  • Adult Immunization - Treatment Guidelines
    • Authors: admin
      Abstract: June 1, 2014 - Vaccines recommended for adults residing in the US are reviewed here. Vaccines for travel have been reviewed separately.
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