Drug Safety Communications
This webpage was developed to provide the public with easy access to important drug safety information. The webpage contains the most recent Drug Safety Communications from FDA as well as links for Early Communications, Follow-Up Early Communications, Information for Healthcare Professional sheets, and Public Health Advisories issued prior to January 29th, 2010. You can also find drug specific information using the Index to Drug-Specific Information.
Starting July 18, 2011, you can find Spanish language versions of the Drug Safety Communications on our Drug Safety Communications in Spanish page.
El 18 de julio de 2011, se pueden encontrar versiones en español de las Comunicaciones de Seguridad de Medicamentos en nuestra Comunicaciones de la FDA sobre la seguridad de los medicamentos en español de la página.
Current Drug Safety Communications
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warnings and changes prescribing instructions to decrease the risk of serious allergic reactions with anemia drug Feraheme (ferumoxytol)
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of serious slowing of the heart rate when antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone is used with hepatitis C treatments containing sofosbuvir (Harvoni) or Sovaldi in combination with another Direct Acting Antiviral drug
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA review of study sheds light on two deaths associated with the injectable schizophrenia drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate)
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA updates label for stop smoking drug Chantix (varenicline) to include potential alcohol interaction, rare risk of seizures, and studies of side effects on mood, behavior, or thinking
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA cautions about using testosterone products for low testosterone due to aging; requires labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use