Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
The potential linkage between Didanosine and an increased risk of heart attack has been discussed in medical circles for some time. As a result, although there is ongoing debate regarding the strength of this linkage, most doctors will have already balanced this potential risk against the benefits of treatment when prescribing this medication.
Today's communication, however, provides a good reason to visit your doctor and review your cardiovascular risk management progress together. Use the opportunity to check your cholesterol and blood pressure, and revisit other cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, diabetes, obesity, stress, diet etc.) that may significantly impact your risk but are often forgotten.
Potential increased risk of heart attack
The FDA has notified healthcare professionals today that they are investigating a potential link between Didanosine and an increased risk of heart attack.
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