Posts tagged “Heart attacks”

Obesity drug Reductil withdrawn from public use

April 11th, 2011
Obesity drug Reductil withdrawn from public use

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recommended that the obesity drug sibutramine (marketed as Reductil) should be suspended until further notice. This suspension was announced in January 2010 and follows a review by the European Medicines Agency. They have found that there is an increased risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes […]

Weight Loss Pill Banned in the United Arab Emirates

March 11th, 2011
Weight Loss Pill Banned in the United Arab Emirates

The UAE Ministry of health has banned a herbal weight loss pill called Celerite; it’s believed to cause palpitations and other side effects. This ban follows other similar bans in the UAE recently of any medications containing sibutramine, which clinical trials relate to heart attacks. Celerite also contains sibutramine. Speaking with reporters Dr Amin Al […]

Increased risk of heart attack and stroke in dental surgery patients

October 19th, 2010
Increased risk of heart attack and stroke in dental surgery patients

Recent research has revealed a worrying link between dental surgery and an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes during the post procedure timeframe. The research study revealed that patients tended to suffer heart attacks and strokes more frequently in the first 4 weeks following surgery than other stages during or following the healing period. […]

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