MEDICINES INFORMATION SERVICE WILL BE CLOSED THU 22 & FRI 23 AUGAugust 19, 2019
The Medicines Information Service will be closed on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd August due to industrial action. No enquiries will be answered during this time. There may be some delay in our response the following week due to query volume. We will be open again on Monday 26th August as normal.
Withdrawal of dosulepin (dothiepin) and doxepin from New ZealandJuly 18, 2019
Two tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), dosulepin (dothiepin) and doxepin will no longer be available in New Zealand. When transitioning patients to alternatives, consider: Is a TCA still appropriate? TCAs are associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes in people with cardiovascular disease and older adults. Individual psychiatric history. Switching therapy increases the risk of relapse […]