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FDA: New Limits to Ketek Use

ketekFebruary 13, 2007 — Multiple label revisions for telithromycin (Ketek tablets, made by Sanofi-Aventis) include removal of its approval for 2 of its 3 indications, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The risks of telithromycin for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis and acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis have been found to outweigh the benefits, the FDA said in an alert sent yesterday from MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program.

Other label changes include a boxed warning stating that use of telithromycin is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis, and a strengthened warning section regarding the risk for adverse events such as visual disturbances and loss of consciousness; the risk for hepatotoxicity was previously emphasized in June 2006.

Christmas Allergies Can Make The Holidays Anything But Fun

sinus busterAs Christmas draws closer, winter allergies are once again on the rise. According to a recent survey, (3 out of 4) adults experience an increase of allergy attacks including headaches, eye irritation and sinus congestion from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

The survey was conducted by SiCap Industries, makers of the world's first hot pepper nasal spray known as "Sinus Buster". With more than 500,000 regular customers, Sinus Buster has become a strong leader in the natural health industry.

"We sent questionnaires to several thousand customers randomly. About 1200 surveys were returned. Each survey concentrated specifically on allergies during the holiday season. We couldn't believe how many of our customers had Christmas allergies," says Wayne Perry, president of SiCap Industries.