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Orlaam (Levomethadyl Acetate Hydrochloride) Apr 2001

Audience: Addiction treatment specialists

Healthcare professionals are notified about serious cardiac adverse events, including QT prolongation and severe cardiac arrhythmia, associated with Orlaam (levomethadyl acetate HCl), a drug for opiate addiction treatment. Roxane Laboratories, Inc. has made important changes to the Orlaam label, adding a black box warning, and changes to the precautions, contraindications, and drug interactions sections.

[April 19, 2001 - Letter - Roxane Laboratories, Inc]