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Health Canada updates safety information on Lamictal (lamotrigine)

August 5, 2011

Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on LAMICTAL (lamotrigine): Important Safety Information Concerning Interactions of the Anti-epileptic Drug Lamictal In September 2004, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. distributed a letter to Canadian healthcare professionals concerning the safety of the anti-epileptic drug, Lamictal. Women who combined Lamictal with their birth control pills  have reported the following: seizures unexpected pregnancies…

U.S. Patients Seeking Medications from Canada

August 5, 2011

U.S. Federal Policy As a general matter, it is illegal to import an unapproved drug into the U.S. However, under Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) personal importation policy, FDA has authorized its inspectors to use their enforcement discretion to allow U.S. residents to import certain products under certain limited conditions. Under this policy, FDA may…

Phenobarbital

August 5, 2011

Phenobarbital is available in Canada by prescription only. Known as Phenobarbital Phenobarb Luminal Uses Phenobarbital (the longest-established anticonvulsant medication) controls epileptic seizures, depresses the central nervous system and is used occasionally as a sedative. It is generally used to control tonic-clonic, and simple partial seizures. There is disagreement about its efficacy for complex partial seizures.…

Carnitine (Carnitor or Vitamin B13)

August 5, 2011

What is it? Carnitine (vitamin B13) is a protein found in all tissues and is essential in mammalian energy metabolism. It facilitates the entry of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cells, thereby delivering substrate. Enzymes act on this for oxidation and subsequent energy production. Humans get carnitine from food, including red meat,…