It's the NSAID that's a mix of naproxen and omeprazole.Have failed ibuprofen Celebrex even while taking Prilosec so my rheumy's trying me on this now.Questions.You're supposed to take it without food so the PPI will have time to work but this makes me super nervous since taking NSAIDs without food seems like a recipe for a world of stomach pain.Has anyone done this. .Anticoagulants Naproxen decreases platelet aggregation and may prolong bleeding time.In addition because warfarin and NSAIDs are highly protein bound the free fraction of warfarin and naproxen may increase substantially in some patients.Concomitant use of VIMOVO and anticoagulants such as warfarin dicumarol and heparin may result in increased risk of bleeding complications.The effects of warfarin and NSAIDs on GI bleeding are synergistic such that users of both drugs together have a risk of serious GI bleeding higher than users of either drug alone.Post-marketing reports of changes in prothrombin measures have been reported among patients on concomitant warfarin and esomeprazole therapy.Increases in INR and prothrombin time may lead to abnormal bleeding and even death.Patients treated with proton pump inhibitors and warfarin concomitantly may need to be monitored for increases in INR and prothrombin time.Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRIs There is an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs are combined with NSAIDs including COX-selective inhibitors.Caution should be used when NSAIDs are administered concomitantly with SSRIs see Warnings and Precautions .Other Information Concerning Drug Interactions Naproxen is highly bound to plasma albuminit thus has a theoretical potential for interaction with other albumin-bound drugs such as sulphonylureas hydantoins and other NSAIDs.Patients simultaneously receiving VIMOVO and a hydantoin sulphonamide or sulphonylurea should be observed for adjustment of dose if required.Naproxen and other NSAIDs can reduce the antihypertensive effect of propranolol and other beta-blockers.Probenecid given concurrently increases naproxen anion plasma levels and extends its plasma half-life significantly.Interactions With Investigations of Neuroendocrine Tumors Drug-induced decrease in gastric acidity results in enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia and increased Chromogranin A levels which may interfere with investigations for neuroendocrine tumors see Warnings and Precautions and Pharmacodynamics .Drug Laboratory Test Interaction Naproxen may decrease platelet aggregation and prolong bleeding time.This effect should be kept in mind when bleeding times are determined.The administration of naproxen may result in increased urinary values for ketogenic steroids because of an interaction between the drug and or its metabolites with m-di-nitrobenzene used in this assay.Although -hydroxy-corticosteroid measurements Porter-Silber test do not appear to be artifactually altered it is suggested that therapy with naproxen be temporarily discontinued hours before adrenal function tests are performed if the Porter-Silber test is to be used.Naproxen may interfere with some urinary assays of -hydroxy indoleacetic acid HIAA. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses gastric acid secretion by specific inhibition of the H+ K+-ATPase in the gastric parietal cell.Esomeprazole is protonated and converted in the acidic compartment of the parietal cell forming the active inhibitor the achiral sulphenamide.By acting specifically on the proton pump esomeprazole blocks the final step in acid production thus reducing gastric acidity.This effect is dose-related up to a daily dose of to mg and leads to inhibition of gastric acid secretion.Pharmacodynamics Antisecretory Activity The effect of VIMOVO on intragastric pH was determined in healthy volunteers in one study.Three VIMOVO combinations naproxen mg combined with either esomeprazole or mg were administered twice daily over days.The results are shown in the following table Table Effect on Intragastric pH on Day N Naproxen mg combined with esomeprazole mg mg mg Time Gastric pH Coefficient of variation Serum Gastrin Effects The effect of esomeprazole on serum gastrin concentrations was evaluated in approximately patients in clinical trials up to weeks and in over patients for up to -months.The mean fasting gastrin level increased in a dose-related manner.This increase reached a plateau within two to three months of therapy and returned to baseline levels within four weeks after discontinuation of therapy.Increased gastrin causes enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia and increased serum Chromogranin A CgA levels.The increased CgA levels may cause false positive results in diagnostic investigations for neuroendocrine tumors. Not every pharma company is bad but AZ has been on a permanent Corporate Integrity Agreement for the last ten years.Unetical is what AZ is.How many billions has AZ paid for unetical behavior and yet we are still making profits.Corporate greed has poisoned AZ as has despicable management.Quote Fact-There have been unetical and criminal executives in the pharma industry.These crimes don't make every pharma company or drug bad.Corporate greed poisons all industrys.Well since you're into science conduct a little test then and compare pharma to all industries.What is the percentage of pharma companies operating under a Corporate Integrity Agreement with their government biggest customer by far. Do not take an NSAID medicine if you had an asthma attack hives or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID medicine for pain right before or after heart bypass surgery Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions about all of the medicines you take.NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects.Keep a list of your medicines to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. Carcinogenesis Mutagenesis Impairment of Fertility Naproxen A -year study was performed in rats to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of naproxen at rat doses of and mg kg day and mg m.The maximum dose used was times the highest recommended human dose.No evidence of tumorigenicity was found.Esomeprazole The carcinogenic potential of esomeprazole was assessed using omeprazole studies.In two -month oral carcinogenicity studies in rats omeprazole at daily doses of and mg kg day about to times the human dose of mg day expressed on a body surface area basis produced gastric ECL cell carcinoids in a dose-related manner in both male and female ratsthe incidence of this effect was markedly higher in female rats which had higher blood levels of omeprazole.Gastric carcinoids seldom occur in the untreated rat.In addition ECL cell hyperplasia was present in all treated groups of both sexes.In one of these studies female rats were treated with mg omeprazole kg day about times the human dose on a body surface area basis for year then followed for an additional year without the drug.No carcinoids were seen in these rats.An increased incidence of treatment-related ECL cell hyperplasia was observed at the end of year treated vs controls.By the second year the difference between treated and control rats was much smaller vs but still showed more hyperplasia in the treated group.Gastric adenocarcinoma was seen in one rat No similar tumor was seen in male or female rats treated for years.For this strain of rat no similar tumor has been noted historically but a finding involving only one tumor is difficult to interpret.A -week mouse carcinogenicity study of omeprazole did not show increased tumor occurrence but the study was not conclusive.Esomeprazole was negative in the Ames mutation test in the in vivo rat bone marrow cell chromosome aberration test and the in vivo mouse micronucleus test. NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness swelling and heat inflammation from medical conditions such as different types of arthritis menstrual cramps and other types of short-term pain Who should not take a Non–Steroidal Anti–Inflammatory Drug NSAID. The Vimovo in this medication helps reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people who may be at risk for them while receiving treatment with an NSAID.Vimovo and naproxen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.Symptomatic relief in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric and or duodenal ulcers.Active ingredients Esomeprazole Naproxen Unit description dosagePrice USD Vimovo 's List of interchangeable brands or generic drugs Esomeprazole Naproxen United States Esomeprazole naproxen is also known as Vimovo Esomeprazole naproxen Pregnancy Warnings Esomeprazole-naproxen has been assigned by the FDA to pregnancy category C prior to weeks gestation then category D starting at weeks gestation.Animal studies have revealed evidence of fetal harm. High blood pressure.Heart problems such as congestive heart failure.Tell your healthcare provider about any swelling of your body hands or feet sudden weight gain or trouble breathing.Active bleeding.Tell your healthcare provider if you have signs of active bleeding including passing black sticky bowel movements stools having bloody diarrhea vomiting or coughing up blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds Serious allergic reactions.Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you develop sudden wheezing swelling of your lips tongue throat or body rash fainting or problems breathing or swallowing severe allergic reaction.Serious skin reactions.Tell your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you develop reddening of your skin with blisters or peeling blisters and bleeding of your lips eye lids mouth nose and genitals.Liver problems.Tell your healthcare provider if you develop yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes dark urine feel tired nausea right upper stomach area abdomen pain flu-like symptoms Chronic lasting a long time inflammation of the stomach lining Atrophic Gastritis.Using Vimovo for a long period of time may increase the risk of inflammation to your stomach lining.You may or may not have symptoms.Tell your doctor if you have stomach pain nausea vomiting or weight loss.Low magnesium levels in your body.This problem can be serious.Low magnesium can happen in some people who take a proton pump inhibitor medicine for at least months.If low magnesium levels happen it is usually after a year of treatment.You may or may not have symptoms of low magnesium.Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms seizures dizziness abnormal or fast heart beat jitteriness jerking movements or shaking tremors muscle weakness spasms of the hands and feet cramps or muscle aches spasm of the voice box Your doctor may check the level of magnesium in your body before you start taking Vimovo during treatment or if you will be taking Vimovo for a long period of time.The most common side effects of Vimovo include inflammation of the lining of the stomach with or without loss of the protective layer of the stomach erosive gastritis indigestion diarrhea stomach ulcers upper stomach-area abdominal pain nausea Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.These are not all the possible side effects of Vimovo.For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.You may report side effects to FDA at FDA-.How should I store Vimovo. Active ingredients naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium Inactive ingredients carnauba wax colloidal silicon dioxide croscarmellose sodium iron oxide yellow glyceryl monostearate hypromellose iron oxide black magnesium stearate methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion methylparaben polysorbate polydextrose polyethylene glycol povidone propylene glycol propylparaben titanium dioxide and triethyl citrate.This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration.Distributed by AstraZeneca LP Wilmington DE Issued October Vimovo is a trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.Other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.PACKAGE LABEL PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL – mg mg Tablets NDC tablets Vimovo® naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium Delayed release tablets mg mg Each tablet contains mg esomeprazole magnesium Equivalent to mg of esomeprazole.Dispense the enclosed Medication Guide to each patient.Rx only AstraZeneca PACKAGE LABEL PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL mg mg Tablets NDC tablets Vimovo® naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium Delayed release tablets mg mg Each tablet contains mg esomeprazole magnesium Equivalent to mg of esomeprazole.Dispense the enclosed Medication Guide to each patient.Rx only AstraZeneca We Help You Get Fair and Just Compensation for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit. Use Vimovo delayed-release tablets with caution.Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of an NSAID.Taking it in high doses or for a long time smoking or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects.Taking Vimovo delayed-release tablets with food will NOT reduce the risk of these effects.Contact your doctor or emergency room at once if you develop severe stomach or back pain; black tarry stoolsvomit that looks like blood or coffee groundsor unusual weight gain or swelling. If you are a patient and a prescriber tries to prescribe one of these drugs for you I would seriously question them about alternatives. Hemodialysis does not decrease the plasma concentration of naproxen because of the high degree of its protein binding.Activated charcoal to g in adults to g kg in children and or osmotic cathartic may be indicated in patients seen within hours of ingestion with symptoms or following a large overdose.Forced diuresis alkalinization of urine or hemoperfusion may not be useful due to high protein binding.Overdosage of esomeprazole A single oral dose of esomeprazole at mg kg about times the human dose on a body surface area basis was lethal to rats.The major signs of acute toxicity were reduced motor activity changes in respiratory frequency tremor ataxia and intermittent clonic convulsions.The symptoms described in connection with deliberate esomeprazole overdose limited experience of doses in excess of mg day are transient.Single doses of mg of esomeprazole were uneventful.Reports of overdosage with omeprazole in humans may also be relevant.Doses ranged up to mg times the usual recommended clinical dose.Manifestations were variable but included confusion drowsiness blurred vision tachycardia nausea diaphoresis flushing headache dry mouth and other adverse reactions similar to those seen in normal clinical experience see omeprazole package insert Adverse Reactions.No specific antidote for esomeprazole is known.Since esomeprazole is extensively protein bound it is not expected to be removed by dialysis.In the event of overdosage treatment should be symptomatic and supportive.If overexposure occurs call the Poison Control Center at - The active ingredients of VIMOVO are naproxen which is a NSAID and esomeprazole magnesium which is a Proton Pump Inhibitor PPI.VIMOVO is available as an oval yellow multi-layer delayed release tablet combining an enteric coated naproxen core and an immediate release esomeprazole magnesium layer surrounding the core.Each strength contains either mg of naproxen and mg of esomeprazole present as mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate or mg of naproxen and mg of esomeprazole present as mg esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate for oral administration.The inactive ingredients are carnauba wax colloidal silicon dioxide croscarmellose sodium iron oxide yellow glyceryl monostearate hypromellose iron oxide black magnesium stearate methacrylic acid copolymer dispersion methylparaben polysorbate polydextrose polyethylene glycol povidone propylene glycol propylparaben titanium dioxide and triethyl citrate.The chemical name for naproxen is Smethoxy-α-methyl--naphthaleneacetic acid.Naproxen has the following structure Naproxen has a molecular weight of and a molecular formula of CHO.Naproxen is an odorless white to off-white crystalline substance.It is lipid soluble practically insoluble in water at low pH and freely soluble in water at high pH.The octanol water partition coefficient of naproxen at pH is to .The chemical name for esomeprazole is bis-methoxy Smethoxy- -dimethylpyridinylmethylsulfinyl-H-benzimidazoleyl magnesium trihydrate. Stomach and intestine problems such as bleeding or an ulcer can occur without warning and may cause death.The elderly are at increased risk for serious gastrointestinal events.Please read additional Important Safety Information below Back to top Who should not take VIMOVO If you have had an asthma attack hives or other allergic reaction with aspirin or any other NSAID For pain right before or after heart bypass surgery If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in VIMOVO or any other proton pump inhibitor PPI medicine If you are in the late stages of pregnancy third trimester Back to top What to discuss with your doctor before taking VIMOVO All of your medical conditions including kidney or liver problems All of the medicines you take even over-the-counter medications.NSAIDs and some other medicines can interact with each other and cause serious side effects If you have been told that you have low magnesium levels in your blood If you are pregnant plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.NSAIDs should not be used by pregnant women late in their pregnancy If you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease inflammatory bowel disease or IBD Back to top Common side effects with VIMOVO The most common side effects with VIMOVO include Inflammation of the lining of the stomach Indigestion Diarrhea Stomach ulcers Abdominal pain Nausea For complete information about side effects please see the full Prescribing Information and the Medication Guide You will need Adobe® Acrobat® to view the full Prescribing Information.You can download it from the Adobe site.Back to top Vimovo is the newest drug approved by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration FDA for relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis ankylosing spondylitis and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID associated gastric ulcers. Pharmacological Class NSAID + proton pump inhibitor.Contraindications Aspirin allergy triad.Coronary artery bypass surgery.Late pregnancy weeks gestation.Warnings Precautions Increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events MI stroke gastrointestinal adverse events bleeding ulceration perforationmay be fatal.Moderate to severe renal impairment CrCl mL min or severe hepatic impairment not recommended.History of ulcer disease GI bleeding or inflammatory bowel disease eg ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease.Hypertensionmonitor BP.CHF.Edema.Bleeding disorders.Pre-existing asthma.Impaired renal or hepatic function.Monitor blood liver and renal function in chronic use.Discontinue if liver or renal dysfunction bleeding or serious rash occurs. Serum chromogranin A CgA levels increase secondary to drug-induced decreases in gastric acidity.The increased CgA level may cause false positive results in diagnostic investigations for neuroendocrine tumors.Providers should temporarily stop esomeprazole treatment before assessing CgA levels and consider repeating the test if initial CgA levels are high.If serial tests are performed e.g.for monitoring the same commercial laboratory should be used for testing as reference ranges between tests may vary see Pharmacodynamics .Hypomagnesemia Hypomagnesemia symptomatic and asymptomatic has been reported rarely in patients treated with PPIs for at least three months in most cases after a year of therapy.Serious adverse events include tetany arrhythmias and seizures.In most patients treatment of hypomagnesemia required magnesium replacement and discontinuation of the PPI.For patients expected to be on prolonged treatment or who take PPIs with medications such as digoxin or drugs that may cause hypomagnesemia e.g diuretics health care professionals may consider monitoring magnesium levels prior to initiation of PPI treatment and periodically.see Adverse Reactions. NSAID medicines are used to treat pain and redness swelling and heat inflammation from medical conditions such as different types of arthritis menstrual cramps and other types of short-term pain Who should not take a Non–Steroidal Anti–Inflammatory Drug NSAID. The financing went in the pockets of the pharma executives.Lots of reps were paid well too but when the game changed the pharma exec's fired them and hurt a hell of a lot of people.Everyone knows that these drugs cost billions of dollars to develop.BULLSHIT. Serious side effects include heart attack stroke high blood pressure heart failure from body swelling fluid retention kidney problems including kidney failure bleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestine low red blood cells anemia life-threatening skin reactions life-threatening allergic reactions liver problems including liver failure asthma attacks in people who have asthma Other side effects include stomach pain constipation diarrhea gas heartburn nausea vomiting dizziness Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms shortness of breath or trouble breathing chest pain weakness in one part or side of your body slurred speech swelling of the face or throat Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms nausea more tired or weaker than usual itching your skin or eyes look yellow stomach pain flu-like symptoms vomit blood there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tar skin rash or blisters with fever unusual weight gain swelling of the arms and legs hands and feet These are not all of the possible side effects with NSAID medicines.Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines. VIMOVO is a prescription osteoarthritis pain reliever that can also help to avoid some stomach issues common to NSAIDs.As with any prescription medication it's important to talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of treatment with VIMOVO.Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of VIMOVO.
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRIs used to treat major depression or anxiety disorder.
If it's so easy why do they need a note from a doctor to get. Since its founding in POZEN has successfully created novel pharmacologic agents primarily for pain and pain-related conditions by combining existing drug therapies that result in superior patient outcomes.Moving forward POZEN is poised to become a model st century pharmaceutical company dedicated to ensuring that they produce cost-effective evidence-based medicinestake a fresh approach to sales marketing and medical educationand deliver high-quality affordable pharmaceuticals to their customers.The Company's common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "POZN."About AstraZenecaAstraZeneca is a global innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery development and commercialization of prescription medicines.As a leader in gastrointestinal cardiovascular neuroscience respiratory and inflammation oncology and infectious disease medicines AstraZeneca generated global revenues of billion in In the United States AstraZeneca is a billion health care business.References Prescribing Information for VIMOVO.
First of all thank you for your response.I can''t tell you how relieved I am to be looking at EVERYTHING there is.Q A Nov Hey valerie Remember that the drug companies have to list all the possible side effects even if only a few have experienced a particular one.While tramadol is an opaite-like medication which you can become dependent upon it will help the pain above and beyond the Vimovo.The Vimovo is an NSAID that will help any inflammation associated with your condition it also has the added benefit of a stomach deacidifier to help protect your gastrointestinal tract.Take the tramadol as needed and use the vimovo as prescribed.If it relieves your chronic pain it is worth the risk of a few side effects that may not even happen.Best. You've posted your propaganda before gotten exposed as the Hitler Youth for pharma you are so next you change to a new bunch of subjects.The US Department of Health dumps billions into research not development.Pharma comes in when they see something they like and get to work on "development." The trials are to test safety and efficacy of mostly university government funded discovery.Your claims regarding "facts " about which you don't very little doesn't make your lies any more true.Pharma which purports to be in the drug discovery business hasn't discovered a new compound in decades.The industry is only about decades old.It's time to revamp the prescription industry.A Republican will get to it right about the time when the executives have fired most of the representatives and "restructured " again.Keep drinking the water.They'll cut the tap off from the inside for you soon.Then the People will cut it off from the outside.Fact-No other industry in the world gives away more free product than pharma.Ask Ford Coke or your local power company how many billions of dollars they give away each year You'll hear crickets.Fact-There have been unetical and criminal executives in the pharma industry.These crimes don't make every pharma company or drug bad.Corporate greed poisons all industrys.quoteIs the product really free. Food may reduce the protective effect of VIMOVO on your stomach and gut.Food may also cause a considerable delay in the relief of pain and inflammation.If you are taking this medicine for a long time your doctor will want to monitor you particularly if you are taking it for more than a year.How much to take Take one tablet twice a day for as long as your doctor has told you.VIMOVO is only available in mg mg.If your doctor thinks this dose is not suitable for you they may prescribe another treatment.If you take more VIMOVO than you should If you take more VIMOVO than you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away.Symptoms of an overdose may include dizziness drowsiness upper abdominal pain and or discomfort heartburn nausea confusion vomiting bleeding of the stomach or intestines loss of consciousness severe swelling of the face allergic reactions and uncontrolled movements of the body.If you forget to take VIMOVO If you forget to take a dose take it as soon as you remember it.However if it is almost time for your next dose skip the missed dose.Do not take a double dose two doses at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose.Possible side effects Like all medicines VIMOVO can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.The following side effects may happen with this medicine.Stop taking VIMOVO and see a doctor immediately if you notice any of the following serious side effects – you may need urgent medical treatment Sudden wheezing swelling of your lips tongue and throat or body rash fainting or difficulties in swallowing severe allergic reaction.Reddening of your skin with blisters or peeling.There may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips eyes mouth nose and genitals.Yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes having dark urine and tiredness which can be symptoms of liver problems.Medicines such as VIMOVO may be associated with a small increased risk of heart attack myocardial infarction or stroke.Signs include chest pain spreading to your neck and shoulders and down your left arm confusion or muscle weakness or numbness which may only be on one side of your body.You pass black sticky bowel motions stools or have bloody diarrhoea.You vomit any blood or dark particles that look like coffee grounds.Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following VIMOVO may in rare cases affect the white blood cells leading to immune deficiency.If you have an infection with symptoms such as fever with a severely reduced general condition or fever with symptoms of a local infection such as pain in the neck throat or mouth or difficulties in urinating you must consult your doctor as soon as possible so that a lack of white blood cells agranulocytosis can be ruled out by a blood test.It is important for you to give information about your medication at this time.Other possible side effects include Common affects to users in Headache.Feeling tired.Feeling thirsty.Feeling depressed.
Please see Important Safety Information and Prescribing Information for VIMOVO including Boxed Warnings.NOTES TO EDITORS About VIMOVO VIMOVOis a fixed-dose combination of delayed-release enteric-coated naproxen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID and immediate-release esomeprazole a stomach acid-reducing proton pump inhibitor PPI approved for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.VIMOVO is not recommended for use in children younger than years of age.VIMOVO has been developed as a sequential-delivery tablet formulation combining an immediate-release esomeprazole magnesium layer and an enteric-coated naproxen core.As a result esomeprazole is released first in the stomach prior to the dissolution of naproxen in the small intestine.The enteric coating prevents naproxen release at pH levels below providing protection against possible local gastric toxicity of naproxen.AstraZeneca submitted a Marketing Authorization Application MAA to the European Medicines Association EMEA for VIMOVO on October .Upon the FDA's notification of approval of the New Drug Application for VIMOVO a million milestone payment from AstraZeneca will be payable to POZEN.About Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the most common cause of chronic pain affecting million individuals worldwide and million Americans.A combination of factors can contribute to osteoarthritis including being overweight aging joint injury or stress heredity and muscle weakness.Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands spine or large weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees.About Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining or synovium of the joints.It can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in chronic pain loss of function and disability.About Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of the spine and the joints between the spine and pelvis sacroiliac joints.Ankylosing spondylitis may also cause inflammation and pain in other parts of the body as well.ABOUT POZEN POZEN Inc headquartered in Chapel Hill NC is a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that Ireland -May-HealthPRZone.com Irish Medical Information PRESS RELEASENew Product Introduction Vimovo® naproxen esomeprazole Tuesday rd May AstraZeneca is pleased to announce the introduction of a new product Vimovo.Vimovo is the first and only NSAID PPI combination tablet offering proven NSAID pain relief with abuilt-in PPI.Each modified-release Vimovo tablet contains mg enteric-coated gastro-resistant naproxen and mg film-coated esomeprazole as magnesium trihydrate.Vimovo is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosingspondylitis in patients who are at risk for developing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugNSAID-associated gastric and or duodenal ulcers and where treatment with lower doses of naproxen orof other NSAIDs is not considered sufficient.In clinical trials it has been shown that the incidence of endoscopic gastric and duodenal ulcerswas significantly lower with Vimovo treatment compared to enteric-coated naproxen mg twicedaily alone without esomeprazole or other PPI during a -month treatment period.Vimovo can be administered with low-dose aspirin therapy.In clinical trials patients taking Vimovo incombination with low-dose aspirin did not have an increased occurrence of endoscopic gastric ulcerscompared to patients taking Vimovo alone.Vimovo is not intended for the treatment of acute pain conditions such as dental pain or gout.However flares of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis may be treated with Vimovo.The dose in adults is tablet mg mg twice daily.Vimovo must be swallowed whole with water andnot split chewed or crushed.It is recommended that Vimovo is taken at least minutes prior to foodintake.It is supplied in a tablet bottle.We know cost can be a concern nowadays.The good news is that Vimovo at €.for a tablet bottleMIMS Ireland actually costs less than if you prescribed the least Vimovo AlcoholVimovo generic name esomeprazole and naproxen contains a combination of two drugs which is used to treat symptoms of of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and also helps reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people who may be at risk.Naproxen to a family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAID which work by reducing substances in the body which cause inflammation pain and fever.Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than drinks per week.If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social family and health consequences.If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault.This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart.These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance if you are using dietary or herbal supplements are pregnant plan to be or are breastfeeding have a history of kidney or liver disease heart disease high blood pressure fluid retention history of stroke heart attack or congestive heart failure loe levels of magnesium in the blood bleeding or blood clot disorder hemphilia history of stomach ulcer stomach bleeding intestinal disorder such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis asthma allergy to aspirin or if you smoke.Side EffectsLess serious side effects are constipation diarrhea or mild stomach pain.If these occur call your physician for advice.Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing tight chest swelling of the mouth face lips or tongue black bloody stools changes in urination chest pain confusion dark urine depression fainting fast irregular heartbeat fever chills sore throat loss of appetite mental or mood changes numb arm or leg one side weakness pale stools red swollen blistered peeling skin ringing in ears seizures severe headache or dizziness severe persistent stomach pain or nausea severe vomiting short of breath weight gain swelling of hands legs or feet bruising or bleeding joint or muscle pain tired or weak vision or speech problems granular vomit or jaundice.If these occur get emergency medical help.This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice.If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.Vimovo Alcohol Vimovo AlcoholDrugs and AlcoholReturn from Vimovo Alcohol to home page This is Google's cche of It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on May GMT.The current page could have changed in the meantime.Learn moreTip To quickly find your search term on this Date Sunday May Recently Food and Drug Administration USA approved Vimovo containing naproxen and esomeprasol for treating patients with arthritis with increased risk if NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.Vimovo is used to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis as well as to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in patients with high risk of developing NSAID-associated ulcers.The medication contains two active ingredients – naproxen.Naproxen is a painkiller that belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID’s.The second component of Vimovo is esomeprasole that is immediate release proton pump inhibitor.Esomeprasole works by inhibiting the production of gastric acid for the stomach.FDA decision is based on the results of the clinical trials showed a significant reduction in the incidence of gastric ulcers compared with naproxen in monotherapy vs.The most common Vimovo side effects include indigestion diarrhea abdominal pain and nausea.An analyst from a Swiss bank «UBS AG Gbola Amous Gbola Amusa predicts that sales of Vimovo will reach millions of US dollars in year.According to the terms of license agreement between Astra Zeneca and Prozen Astra Zeneca will pay nearly millions US dollars to Prozen after Vimovo approval by FDA.In addition Prozen will get royalties from sales of this product. The concurrent use of aspirin and VIMOVO may increase the risk of serious adverse events see Warnings and Precautions Adverse Reactions and Clinical Studies When naproxen is administered with doses of aspirin gram day its protein binding is reduced.The clinical significance of this interaction is not known.However as with other NSAIDs concomitant administration of naproxen and aspirin is not generally recommended because of the potential of increased adverse effects.Cholestyramine As with other NSAIDs concomitant administration of cholestyramine can delay the absorption of naproxen.Cyclosporin As with all NSAIDs caution is advised when cyclosporin is co-administered because of the increased risk of nephrotoxicity.Tacrolimus Concomitant administration of esomeprazole a component of VIMOVO and tacrolimus may increase the serum levels of tacrolimus.Diuretics Clinical studies as well as postmarketing observations have shown that NSAIDs can reduce the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides in some patients.This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.During concomitant therapy with NSAIDs the patient should be observed closely both for signs of renal failure as well as to monitor to assure diuretic efficacy see Warnings and Precautions ..Lithium NSAIDs have produced an elevation of plasma lithium levels and a reduction in renal lithium clearance.The mean minimum lithium concentration increased and the renal clearance was decreased by approximately These effects have been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis by the NSAID.Thus when NSAIDs and lithium are administered concurrently subjects should be observed carefully for signs of lithium toxicity.Methotrexate NSAIDs have been reported to competitively inhibit methotrexate accumulation in rabbit kidney slices.NSAIDs have been reported to reduce the tubular secretion of methotrexate in an animal model.This may indicate that they could enhance the toxicity of methotrexate.Caution should be used when NSAIDs are administered concomitantly with methotrexate.Case reports published population pharmacokinetic studies and retrospective analyses suggest that concomitant administration of PPIs and methotrexate primarily at high dosesee methotrexate prescribing information may elevate and prolong serum levels of methotrexate and or its metabolite hydroxymethotrexate.However no formal drug interaction studies of methotrexate with PPIs have been conducted see Warnings and Precautions. If it is almost time for your next dose do not take the missed dose.Take the next dose on time.Do not take doses at one time to make up for a missed dose.If you take too much Vimovo tell your healthcare provider or go to the closest hospital emergency room right away.Symptoms that you have taken too much Vimovo may include feeling weak and tired dizziness feeling sleepy upper stomach-area pain or discomfort heartburn indigestion or nausea a change in breathing or you stop breathing vomiting bleeding movements of a body part that you cannot control coordination problems and decreased movement If you take more Vimovo than your healthcare provider prescribes call your Poison Control Center at -.Your healthcare provider may do certain tests from time to time to check you for side effect of Vimovo.What should I avoid while taking Vimovo. Vimovo like other NSAID-containing products may cause serious cardiovascular side effects such as myocardial infarction or stroke which may result in hospitalization and even death.Although serious cardiovascular events can occur without warning symptoms patients should be alert for the signs and symptoms of chest pain shortness of breath weakness slurring of speech and should ask for medical advice when observing any indicative sign or symptoms.Patients should be apprised of the importance of this follow-up see Warnings and Precautions .Vimovo has been developed with esomeprazole to decrease incidence of ulceration from naproxen.NSAIDs including naproxen can cause GI discomfort and rarely serious GI side effects such as ulcers and bleeding which may result in hospitalization and even death.Although serious GI tract ulcerations and bleeding can occur without warning symptoms patients should be alert for the signs and symptoms of ulcerations and bleeding and should ask for medical advice when observing any indicative sign or symptoms including epigastric pain dyspepsia melena and hematemesis.Patients should be apprised of the importance of this follow-up see Warnings and Precautions .Vimovo like other NSAID-containing products can cause serious skin side effects such as exfoliative dermatitis Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis which may result in hospitalizations and even death.Although serious skin reactions may occur without warning patients should be alert for the signs and symptoms of skin rash and blisters fever or other signs of hypersensitivity such as itching and should ask for medical advice when observing any indicative signs or symptoms.Patients should be advised to stop the drug immediately if they develop any type of rash and contact their physicians as soon as possible see Warnings and Precautions. Vimovo is made by Patheon Pharmaceuticals Inc for AstraZeneca. Vimovo should be avoided during late stages of pregnancy.With regard to breastfeeding Vimovo can pass into breast milk and possibly harm the baby. Territory.VIMOVO has now been launched in more than countries with more anticipated in In June POZEN officially transferred to AstraZeneca the Investigational New Drug IND and NDA for the product.AstraZeneca is responsible for the commercialization of VIMOVO.For Mississauga ON Mercredi avril – AstraZeneca Canada Inc.a annoncé aujourd’hui que Santé Canada a homologué VIMOVO® en comprimés libération modifiée pour le traitement des signes et des symptômes de l'arthrose de la polyarthrite rhumatoïde et de la spondylarthrite ankylosante et pour la diminution du risque d’ulcères gastriques chez les patients risque de présenter des ulcères gastriques associés aux anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens AINSi.VIMOVO est la première association dose fixe de naproxène entérosoluble un AINS et d'esoméprazole libération immédiate un inhibiteur de la pompe protons IPP.L’approbation de VIMOVO a été étayée par des données obtenues dans le cadre d’un programme de développement clinique y compris des résultats provenant des études PN-et PN-.Selon ces études les sujets prenant VIMOVO ont eu significativement moins d’ulcères gastriques et d’effets indésirables dans le tube digestif haut associés aux AINS et ont abandonné leur traitement nettement moins souvent.En outre comme il a été mesuré dans les rapports de patients sur la dyspepsie et les brûlures d’estomac ceux-ci ont présenté une meilleure tolérance au niveau du tube digestif haut par comparaison aux sujets recevant le naproxène entérosoluble seulii.« Même si bon nombre de patients souffrant d’arthrose bénéficient de l’efficacité des anti-inflammatoires non stéroïdiens AINS pour soulager la douleur et l’inflammation associées leur maladie plusieurs d’entre eux cessent leur traitement et expérimentent une récidive de leurs symptômes en raison des effets secondaires gastro-intestinaux associés la prise de ces médicaments affirme le Dr Jean-Pierre Pelletier chef du Service de rhumatologie au CHUM et directeur de l’Unité des maladies rhumatismales l’Université de Montréal.VIMOVO est une combinaison d’anti-inflammatoire non stéroïdien naproxène et d’esoméprazole un agent protecteur qui permet aux patients de poursuivre leur traitement tout en bénéficiant d‘une option thérapeutique prévenant les complications gastro-intestinales L’arthrose la forme la plus courante d’arthrite touche trois millions de personnes au Canadaiii.Il s’agit d’une maladie dégénérative des articulations causée par la destruction et la perte de cartilage d'une ou de plusieurs articulations.On croit souvent tort que l’arthrite est une maladie de la vieillesse.En fait près de des patients souffrant d’arthrite ont moins de ansiv.Alors que de nombreux patients atteints d’arthrose traitent leurs symptômes avec des AINS des personnes qui font une utilisation prolongée d’AINS présentent un risque accru de complications gastro-intestinales GIv.On estime que Canadiens meurent chaque année de complications associées la prise d’AINSvi.Les facteurs de risque d’événements cliniques dans le tube digestif haut associés aux AINS comprennent l’âge les antécédents d’événements GI l’emploi concomitant de corticostéroïdes et d’anticoagulants par voie orale l’usage d’AINS multiples forte dose et l’utilisation concomitante d’aspirinevii.Un nouveau sondage mené au pays auprès de patients atteints d’arthrose a démontré que des patients risque de complications GI associées aux AINS ne savaient pas qu’ils étaient risque et la majorité d’entre eux étaient incapables de cerner les facteurs de risque d’effets secondaires GI associés l’usage d’AINSviii. It's the NSAID that's a mix of naproxen and omeprazole.Have failed ibuprofen Celebrex even while taking Prilosec so my rheumy's trying me on this now.Questions.You're supposed to take it without food so the PPI will have time to work but this makes me super nervous since taking NSAIDs without food seems like a recipe for a world of stomach pain.Has anyone done this. We'll see.Good point about ranitidine I've had much more success on that in the past than with omeprazole. 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Personally the answer to that question is no but correct me if I am wrong and there is somehow a justification for the existence of this product.Sarafem.Sarafem is a great anti-depressant.It is also called Prozac.Prozac is generic and dirt cheap and Sarafem is not.By some wonderous flawl in our lovely patent law system if you talk about using fluoxetine hydrochloride for the indication Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder PMDD the generic and cheap fluoxetine suddenly is called Sarafem is brand only and of course is much more expensive.I am going to come out with the disorder called Disgruntled Pharmacist Disorder DPhD and rename fluoxetine Happipill and sell it as a brand only product.This seems to be completely legal and ok with the FDA so why not. Patients at greatest risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function hypovolemia heart failure liver dysfunction salt depletion those taking diuretics and ACE inhibitors and the elderly. Rights of Treximet a combination naproxen and sumatriptan product for migraine attacks.In March Pozen secured Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH for the EU rights and Johnson Johnson JNJ for the South American rights to the same drug.As noted above the U.S.and International rights to Vimovo were licensed to AstraZeneca in August We haven't even begun to talk about the European market for. 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This diarrhea may be caused by an infection Clostridium difficile in your intestines.Call your healthcare provider right away if you have watery stool stomach pain and fever that does not go away. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.What happens if I overdose Vimovo.
MgEach yellow oval film-coated tablet printed " " in black ink on one side contains mg esomeprazole and mg naproxen. Rights of Treximet a combination naproxen and sumatriptan product for migraine attacks.In March Pozen secured Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH for the EU rights and Johnson Johnson JNJ for the South American rights to the same drug.As noted above the U.S.and International rights to Vimovo were licensed to AstraZeneca in August We haven't even begun to talk about the European market for. Cholestyramine used to reduce cholesterol.Clarithromycin used to treat infection.Quinolone antibiotic for infections such as ciprofloxacin or moxifloxacin.Diazepam used to treat anxiety to relax your muscles or used in epilepsy.Hydantoins such as phenytoin used to treat epilepsy.Lithium used to treat some types of depression.Methotrexate used to treat rheumatoid arthritis psoriasis and cancer.Probenecid for gout.Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRIs used to treat major depression or anxiety disorder.Ciclosporin or tacrolimus medicines used to dampen down the body’s immune reactions.Digoxin used to treat heart disorders.Sulphonylureas such as glimepiride oral medicines used to control your blood sugar in diabetes.Medicines used to treat high blood pressure called diuretics such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide ACE inhibitors such as enalapril and beta-blockers such as propranolol.Corticosteroid medicines such as hydrocortisone or prednisolone used as anti-inflammatory medicines.Medicine to stop your blood clotting like warfarin dicoumarol heparin or clopidogrel.Rifampicin used for treatment of tuberculosis.St.John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum used to treat mild depression.Cilostazole used for pain in the legs due to poor blood flow.If any of the above apply to you or you are not sure talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking VIMOVO.Taking VIMOVO with food and drink Do not take VIMOVO with food as this may reduce and or delay the effect of VIMOVO.Take your tablets at least minutes before you have a meal.Pregnancy and breast-feeding Do not take VIMOVO if you are in the last months of pregnancy.Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are in the first or second trimester of pregnancy. Omeprazole of which esomeprazole is an enantiomer has been reported to interact with St.John’s Wort an inducer of CYPA.In a cross-over study in healthy male subjects St John’s Wort mg three times daily for days significantly decreased the systemic exposure of omeprazole in CYPC poor metabolizers Cmax and AUC decreased by and respectively and extensive metabolizers Cmax and AUC decreased by and respectively.Avoid concomitant use of St.John’s Wort or rifampin with VIMOVO.Other Pharmacokinetic-based Interactions Co-administration of oral contraceptives diazepam phenytoin or quinidine does not seem to change the pharmacokinetic profile of esomeprazole.Pregnancy Teratogenic Effects Pregnancy Category C prior to weeks gestation; Category D starting weeks gestation.Starting at weeks gestation VIMOVO and other NSAIDs should be avoided by pregnant women as premature closure of the ductus arteriosus in the fetus may occur. That's why AZ had subcontracted it.Its big pharma that takes on the risk of development.And the US National Institute of Health which funds FAR more intellectual studies that any pharma company.The pharma industry takes over and does the development if the NIH finds a promising compound and they still can't bring anything new to market without lying their asses off and getting it pulled Bextra or wasting million on the next "blockbuster" like Pfizer and that new HDL thing.Its their share holders that expect big returns because of the enormous risk associated with drug development.I wish people like Dr.Pullen just said "thank you" rather than berate a drug company for marketing a drug that he doesn't feel is worth the cost.I wish people like you who get their entire education from their crooked employer would read a book once in a while.What I don't wonder is how much talent is required to be a critic.Or rather-the lack of talent.We all know what Vimovo is and what it does.If you don't like it don't prescribe it.If you think your patients will take pills a day at different times-prescribe this regiment.Keep in mind that assuming the patient survives the bleed from the ulcer-the hospitalization of gastric ulcer will cost more than a year supply of Vimovo.You're full of shit and are the reason that doctors don't want to talk to drug representatives.I wish Dr.Pullen would put his energy into constructive ideas rather than tearing down the work of others.If he did-He might not appear to be a shallow short-sighted pessimist.We have enough of those already.He's right.You're one of the HItler Youth and can't see past your paycheck and company car. 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VIMOVO contains the NSAID naproxen.As for all NSAIDs naproxen should be used at the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration possible to reduce the risk of undesirable effects.Your doctor will therefore assess at a regular interval whether VIMOVO is still appropriate for you.VIMOVO is not suitable to achieve rapid relief of acute pain as it takes several hours before the painkilling substance naproxen is taken up in your blood.VIMOVO is not recommended for use in children.Also check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have any heart problems previous stroke or think you might be at risk of these problems.You may be at risk of getting these problems if You have high blood pressure.You have problems with your blood circulation or with your blood clotting.You have diabetes.You have high cholesterol.You are a smoker.Taking a proton pump inhibitor which is a component of VIMOVO especially over a period of more than one year may slightly increase your risk of fracture in the hip wrist or spine.Tell your doctor if you have osteoporosis or if you are taking corticosteroids which can increase the risk of osteoporosis.Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines.This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription including herbal medicines.This is because VIMOVO can affect the way some other medicines work.Also some other medicines can affect the way VIMOVO works.Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking A medicine called atazanavir or nelfinavir used to treat HIV.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines Acetylsalicylic acid aspirin.If you take low dose aspirin you can still take VIMOVO.Other NSAID medicines including COX-inhibitors.Certain drugs such as ketoconazole itraconazole posaconazole or voriconazole used to treat infections caused by a fungus.Erlotinib or another anticancer drug from the same class.Cholestyramine used to reduce cholesterol. Keep VIMOVO and all medicines out of the reach of children.General information about VIMOVO Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in this Medication Guide.Do not use VIMOVO for a condition for which it was not prescribed.Do not give VIMOVO to other people even if they have the same symptoms you have.It may harm them.This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about VIMOVO.If you would like more information ask your healthcare provider.You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information that is written for healthcare professionals.For more information call -What are the ingredients in VIMOVO. ACE-inhibitors Reports suggest that NSAIDs may diminish the antihypertensive effect of ACE-inhibitors.This interaction should be given consideration in patients taking VIMOVO concomitantly with ACE-inhibitors.Aspirin VIMOVO can be administered with low-dose aspirin mg day therapy. Methotrexate used to treat rheumatoid arthritis psoriasis and cancer.Probenecid for gout. Personally the answer to that question is no but correct me if I am wrong and there is somehow a justification for the existence of this product.Sarafem.Sarafem is a great anti-depressant.It is also called Prozac.Prozac is generic and dirt cheap and Sarafem is not.By some wonderous flawl in our lovely patent law system if you talk about using fluoxetine hydrochloride for the indication Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder PMDD the generic and cheap fluoxetine suddenly is called Sarafem is brand only and of course is much more expensive.I am going to come out with the disorder called Disgruntled Pharmacist Disorder DPhD and rename fluoxetine Happipill and sell it as a brand only product.This seems to be completely legal and ok with the FDA so why not.
It works by reducing pain and inflammation.EsomeprazoleEsomeprazole belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors.It works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces. Increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip wrist or spine with long-term and multiple daily dose PPI therapy.Monitor magnesium levels with long-term therapy.Elderly.Debilitated.Pregnancy Cat.C weeks gestation Cat.D weeks gestation.Labor delivery nursing mothers not recommended.Interactions Concomitant St.John's wort rifampin atazanavir nelfinavir not recommended.Avoid concomitant non-aspirin NSAIDs.May potentiate saquinavir monitorconsider reducing saquinavir dose protein-bound drugs eg hydantoins sulfonamides sulfonylureas.Increases lithium and tacrolimus levels.Antagonizes clopidogrelconsider alternative anti-platelet therapy.Methotrexate excretion reduced caution w.high doses.May antagonize diuretics beta-blockers eg propranolol ACE inhibitors.Increased renal toxicity with cyclosporine and ACE inhibitors.Increased risk of GI bleed with oral corticosteroids smoking alcohol SSRIs.Monitor aspirin and oral anticoagulants.May affect CYPC substrates eg diazepam cilostazol.May affect absorption of pH-dependent drugs eg ketoconazole digoxin iron salts.Probenecid increases plasma levels and delays elimination.Delayed absorption with concomitant cholestyramine.May interfere with neuroendocrine diagnostic tests.Adverse Reactions Erosive gastritis dyspepsia gastritis diarrhea gastric ulcer upper abdominal pain nausearenal papillary necrosisrare hypomagnesemia w.prolonged PPI therapysee literature re risk of cardiovascular events serious gastrointestinal events possible C.difficile associated diarrhea.Metabolism Hepatic CYPC A C A protein bound.Elimination Renal Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water.Follow the directions on the prescription label.Do not crush chew split or dissolve.Take this medicine on an empty stomach at least minutes before a meal.Take your medicine at regular intervals.Do not take it more often than directed.Long term continuous use may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill.Be sure to read this information carefully each time.Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children.Special care may be needed.Overdosage If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.Vimovo co-developed by Pozen and AstraZeneca is a combination of naproxen an NSAID and immediate-release esomeprazole a proton-pump inhibitor or PPI.The immediate release formulation allows for sequential release of the active components esomeprazole is delivered in advance of the release of naproxen.Vimovo was approved by the FDA on April .What is the availability of Vimovo.
And the icing on the cake is the increased risk of heart abnormalities associated with this pain reliever.Despite all of this some prescribers love to write for it.And what is worse the most typical form of the drug is sold under the brand name Darvocet-N which has too much acetaminophen coupled with the propoxyphene which severely limits the safe dosage.I challenge anyone to find a practicing pharmacist anywhere that actually considers this a good drug for pain relief.I am definitely one vote for taking this product off the market.It is that bad. Serious side effects include heart attack stroke high blood pressure heart failure from body swelling fluid retention kidney problems including kidney failure bleeding and ulcers in the stomach and intestine low red blood cells anemia life-threatening skin reactions life-threatening allergic reactions liver problems including liver failure asthma attacks in people who have asthma Other side effects include stomach pain constipation diarrhea gas heartburn nausea vomiting dizziness Get emergency help right away if you have any of the following symptoms shortness of breath or trouble breathing chest pain weakness in one part or side of your body slurred speech swelling of the face or throat Stop your NSAID medicine and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms nausea more tired or weaker than usual itching your skin or eyes look yellow stomach pain flu-like symptoms vomit blood there is blood in your bowel movement or it is black and sticky like tar skin rash or blisters with fever unusual weight gain swelling of the arms and legs hands and feet These are not all of the possible side effects with NSAID medicines.Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about NSAID medicines.
Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call FDA-.Need help identifying pills and medications. Concomitant Use with Clopidogrel Results from a crossover study in healthy subjects have shown a pharmacokinetic interaction between clopidogrel mg loading dose mg daily maintenance dose and esomeprazole mg p.o.once daily when co-administered for days.Exposure to the active metabolite of clopidogrel was reduced by to over this time period.Pharmacodynamic parameters were also measured and demonstrated that the change in inhibition of platelet aggregation was related to the change in the exposure to clopidogrel active metabolite.Special Populations Geriatric Patients There is no specific data on the pharmacokinetics of VIMOVO in patients over age Studies indicate that although total plasma concentration of naproxen is unchanged the unbound plasma fraction of naproxen is increased in the elderly although the unbound fraction is of the total naproxen concentration. While many patients with osteoarthritis treat their symptoms with NSAIDs of chronic NSAID users are at risk of gastrointestinal ulcers."In a single pill VIMOVO provides a proven pain reliever with a built-in PPI for arthritis patients at-risk for NSAID-associated gastric ulcers " said Howard Hutchinson M.D Chief Medical Officer AstraZeneca."The approval also demonstrates the commitment of AstraZeneca and POZEN to provide a new pain relief option that addresses the unmet medical needs of these patients."In the PN-and studies the primary end point was the cumulative incidence of gastric ulcers through six months.In each of the trials patients received either VIMOVO or enteric-coated naproxen mg twice daily over a six-month treatment period.Endoscopies were performed at baseline and at one three and six months.Data from study PN-showed a incidence of gastric ulcers in patients taking VIMOVO compared to among patients taking enteric-coated naproxen pThe most commonly observed adverse events in the clinical trials experienced by of patients in the VIMOVO group were erosive gastritis dyspepsia gastritis diarrhea gastric ulcer upper abdominal pain and nausea.Important Safety Information about VIMOVOCardiovascular Risk Naproxen a component of VIMOVO may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events myocardial infarction and stroke which can be fatal.This risk may increase with duration of use.Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk.VIMOVO is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft CABG surgery.Gastrointestinal Risk NSAIDs including naproxen a component of VIMOVO cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding ulceration and perforation of the stomach or intestines which can be fatal.These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms.Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal GI events.VIMOVO is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of VIMOVO or substituted benzimidazolesin patients with a history of asthma urticaria or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDsin patients during the peri-operative period in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft CABG surgeryor in patients in the late stages of pregnancy.Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.Treatment should be withdrawn when active and clinically significant bleeding from any source occurs.As with all NSAIDs VIMOVO can lead to the onset of new hypertension or worsening of pre-existing hypertension either of which may contribute to the increased incidence of CV events.Blood pressure should be monitored closely.Fluid retention and edema have been observed in some patients taking NSAIDs including VIMOVO.NSAIDs should be used with caution in patients with fluid retention or heart failure.NSAIDs including VIMOVO may diminish the antihypertensive effect of angiotensin converting enzyme ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II antagonists beta-blockers and in some patients can reduce the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides.VIMOVO can be administered with low-dose aspirin less than or equal to mg day therapy.The concurrent use of aspirin and VIMOVO may increase the risk of serious adverse events.VIMOVO is not recommended in patients with moderate or severe renal insufficiency.In addition NSAIDs may cause renal toxicity.VIMOVO is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic insufficiency.Consider dose reduction in mild moderate hepatic insufficiency.If abnormal liver enzymes persist or worsen discontinue use immediately.Serious skin adverse reactions such as exfoliative dermatitis Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis which can be fatal and can occur without warning.Discontinue VIMOVO at first appearance of skin rash or any other sign of hypersensitivity.Symptomatic response to esomeprazole a component of VIMOVO does not preclude the presence of gastric malignancy.Atrophic gastritis has been noted occasionally in gastric corpus biopsies from patients treated long-term with omeprazole of which VIMOVO contains an enantiomer.Several studies and literature reports indicate that long-term proton pump inhibitor PPI therapy is associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis-related fractures of the hip wrist or spine.Esomeprazole a component of VIMOVO inhibits gastric acid secretion and may interfere with the absorption of drugs where gastric pH is an important determinant of bioavailability eg ketoconazole iron salts and digoxin.Concomitant use of VIMOVO and warfarin may result in increased risk of bleeding complications.Monitor for increases in INR and prothrombin time.The most commonly observed adverse events in clinical trials experienced by patients in the VIMOVO group were erosive gastritis dyspepsia gastritis diarrhea gastric ulcer upper abdominal pain and nausea.About VIMOVOVIMOVO is a fixed-dose combination of delayed-release enteric-coated naproxen a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID and immediate-release esomeprazole a stomach acid-reducing proton pump inhibitor PPI approved for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.VIMOVO is not recommended for use in children younger than years of age.VIMOVO has been developed as a sequential-delivery tablet formulation combining an immediate-release esomeprazole magnesium layer and an enteric-coated naproxen core.As a result esomeprazole is released first in the stomach prior to the dissolution of naproxen in the small intestine.The enteric coating prevents naproxen release at pH levels below providing protection against possible local gastric toxicity of naproxen.AstraZeneca submitted a Marketing Authorization Application MAA to the European Medicines Association EMEA for VIMOVO on October .Upon the FDA's notification of approval of the New Drug Application for VIMOVO a million milestone payment from AstraZeneca will be payable to POZEN.About OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints.Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and the most common cause of chronic pain affecting million individuals worldwide and million Americans.A combination of factors can contribute to osteoarthritis including being overweight aging joint injury or stress heredity and muscle weakness.Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands spine or large weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees.About Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease mainly characterized by inflammation of the lining or synovium of the joints.It can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in chronic pain loss of function and disability.About Ankylosing SpondylitisAnkylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of the spine and the joints between the spine and pelvis sacroiliac joints.Ankylosing spondylitis may also cause inflammation and pain in other parts of the body as well.ABOUT POZENPOZEN Inc headquartered in Chapel Hill NC is a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives. Anaphylactoid Reactions Anaphylactoid reactions may occur in patients without known prior exposure to either component of VIMOVO.NSAIDs should not be given to patients with the aspirin triad.This symptom complex typically occurs in asthmatic patients who experience rhinitis with or without nasal polyps or who exhibit severe potentially fatal bronchospasm after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs see Contraindications Emergency help should be sought in cases where an anaphylactoid reaction occurs.
I wonder how many patents Dr.Pullen holds?In the last years medicine has advanced exponentially and improved the lives of the sick while increasing life expectancy by There have been a couple of dozen true blockbusters.The rest of the drugs there are thousands helped patients while financing the development of these life changing blockbusters.Everyone knows that these drugs cost billions of dollars to develop.Its big pharma that takes on the risk of development.Its their share holders that expect big returns because of the enormous risk associated with drug development.I wish people like Dr.Pullen just said "thank you" rather than berate a drug company for marketing a drug that he doesn't feel is worth the cost.What I don't wonder is how much talent is required to be a critic.Or rather-the lack of talent.We all know what Vimovo is and what it does.If you don't like it don't prescribe it.If you think your patients will take pills a day at different times-prescribe this regiment.Keep in mind that assuming the patient survives the bleed from the ulcer-the hospitalization of gastric ulcer will cost more than a year supply of Vimovo.I wish Dr.Pullen would put his energy into constructive ideas rather than tearing down the work of others.If he did-He might not appear to be a shallow short-sighted pessimist.We have enough of those already.Quote Doctor Pullen leaves me in a state of wonder.I wonder how many advances in medicine Dr.Pullen is responsible for.
Here's an exampleI cut my knee recently and it required stitches now HR you can find out who I am!.It was bleeding badly so I went to the ER.A PA cleaned the wound and sewed it up.I took out the stitches myself.The bill came from the hospital and first it was an estimate .for hour of the PA's time a tetanus shot and some wound cleaning.A gigantic ripoff by anyone's standards. DRUG AND FORM TGA INDICATION CURRENT PBS LISTING LISTING REQUESTED BY SPONSOR PBAC OUTCOME AND COMMENTS Agomelatine tablet mg Valdoxan® Servier Laboratories Australia Pty Ltd Major submission Treatment of major depression in adults including prevention of relapse.Not currently PBS listed.The PBAC rejected the submission on the basis that superior clinical effectiveness and safety over serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors SSRIs had not been demonstrated.The PBAC further considered that non-inferior efficacy and superior safety to venlafaxine had not been demonstrated.Listing Requested Restricted Benefit Major depressive disorders.Comparator Venlafaxine Not accepted.The PBAC considered that the SSRIs are the more appropriate main comparators for agomelatine as agomelatine will be used in the first line treatment of depression.Clinical claim Agomelatine is non-inferior in terms of comparative antidepressant efficacy superior in terms of improving sleep and superior in terms of comparative safety compared to venlafaxine.Agomelatine is also superior in terms of comparative efficacy and superior in terms of comparative tolerability compared to SSRIs.The PBAC reaffirmed that substantiation of a claim of non-inferiority to venlafaxine firstly requires demonstration of superiority over the SSRIs.However the PBAC considered that the evidence provided in the submission was not sufficient to support the claim that agomelatine is superior in terms of comparative efficacy and safety to the SSRIs.Therefore the PBAC considered that non-inferior efficacy and superior safety to venlafaxine had not been demonstrated.Economic claim Cost minimisation versus venlafaxine.As the cost minimisation analysis was based on the acceptance of non-inferior efficacy and safety of agomelatine to venlafaxine the PBAC considered that the cost minimisation analysis was not supported by the clinical evidence presented in the re-submission.Sponsor’s comments The sponsor disagrees with the decision and refers you to for further information.Ipilimumab concentrate solution for I.V infusion mg in mL mg in mL Yervoy® Bristol-Myers Squibb Australia Pty Ltd Major submission As monotherapy for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have failed or are intolerant to prior therapy.Not currently PBS listed.The PBAC rejected the submission because of uncertain extent of clinical benefit uncertain clinical place in therapy and high and uncertain cost effectiveness.Listing Requested Section Highly Specialised Drugs Program Private Hospital Authority Required PublicHospitalAuthority Required STREAMLINED Treatment of patients with unresectable stage III or stage IV malignant melanoma who have not responded to or were intolerant to prior systemic therapy for metastatic disease under certain circumstances.Comparator Dacarbazine and fotemustine Accepted as previously.Clinical claim Ipilimumab mg kg is superior in efficacy to best supportive care dacarbazine fotemustine and has a different safety profile.The PBAC has previously considered that ipilimumab is inferior to best supportive care in terms of immune related adverse effects.Economic claim Cost-effectiveness The PBAC considered ipilimumab’s cost-effectiveness to be high and uncertain with uncertainty arising from the time horizon and the choice of utility weights used in the economic model.Sponsor’s comments Bristol Myers Squibb is disappointed with the PBAC decision but is committed to working with the PBAC to ensure that Yervoy is made available on the PBS for eligible Australian patients with unresectable metastatic melanoma Naproxen with esomeprazole tablet mg -mg as magnesium trihydrate Vimovo® AstraZeneca Pty Ltd Major submission Patients with an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulceration who require NSAID therapy for symptomatic management of rheumatoid arthritis ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis with an inflammatory component and in whom lower doses of naproxen or other NSAIDs have proven insufficient.If a total daily dose of gram naproxen is not required Vimovo should not be used.Not currently PBS listed.The PBAC rejected the submission on the basis of an inappropriate comparator uncertainty regarding the validity of the surrogate outcome for the purposes of demonstrating non-inferiority of more patient-relevant outcomes and resultant uncertainty in the proposed cost-minimisation analysis.Listing Requested Restricted Benefit Symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis in a patient who requires a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is at high risk of developing gastrointestinal complications.Comparator Celecoxib The PBAC considered that a mixed comparator of both meloxicam and celecoxib would be more appropriate than celecoxib alone.Clinical claim Naproxen esomperazole fixed dose combination FDC is non-inferior to celecoxib in terms of comparative effectiveness on all primary pain and function measures and non-inferior in a number of gastrointestinal safety and tolerability measures.Naproxen esomeprazole FDC is superior to naproxen for the incidence of endoscopically detected ulcers.The PBAC has previously accepted that naproxen esomperazole FDC is non-inferior to celecoxib and naproxen in terms of comparative effectiveness on all primary pain and function measures.The PBAC did not consider that the evidence supported the claim that naproxen esomeprazole FDC was superior to naproxen and non-inferior to celecoxib with respect to gastrointestinal toxicity using the surrogate outcome of endoscopically-detected ulcers.Economic claim Cost-minimisation The PBAC considered there to be uncertainty in the proposed cost-minimisation analysis due to the uncertainty regarding the validity of the surrogate outcome endoscopically-detected ulcers.Sponsor’s comments AstraZeneca will continue to work with the PBAC to make Vimovo available on the PBS for people suffering from arthritis who are at increased gastrointestinal risk from NSAID therapy.Tapentadol tablet mg mg mg mg and mg as hydrochloride sustained release Palexia SR® CSL Limited Major submission The management of moderate to severe chronic pain un-responsive to non-narcotic analgesia.There is currently no clinical trial data available regarding the safety and efficacy of tapentadol SR in patients with pain due to malignancy.Not currently PBS listed.The PBAC rejected the submission because of uncertain clinical benefit uncertain cost-effectiveness and hence uncertain basis for justifying the requested price.Listing Requested Restricted Benefit Treatment of chronic severe disabling pain not responding to non-narcotic analgesics.Comparator Oxycodone controlled release CR as the main comparator and tramadol sustained release SR as the secondary comparator.Accepted.Clinical claim Tapentadol SR is equivalent in terms of comparative effectiveness and superior in terms of comparative safety related to constipation and nausea vomiting to oxycodone CR.Tapentadol SR is non-inferior in terms of comparative effectiveness non-inferior in terms of comparative safety to tramadol SR.The PBAC accepted as previously the clinical claim with respect to comparative effectiveness compared with oxycodone CR however it did not accept the claim of superior safety due to uncertainty in the data provided regarding constipation severity.The claim of non-inferiority in terms of comparative effectiveness and safety compared with tramadol SR was accepted.Economic claim Cost-effectiveness compared to oxycodone CR.Cost-minimisation compared to tramadol SR.The PBAC considered tapendatol’s cost-effectiveness compared to oxycodone CR to be uncertain.The PBAC also considered the cost-minimisation comparison with tramadol SR to be uncertain due to the way the equi-effective dose ratio was estimated.Sponsor’s comments CSL disagrees with the PBAC's decision but is committed to working with the PBAC to ensure tapentadol SR is available for patients with chronic severe disabling pain not responding to non-narcotic analgesics.Velaglucerase alfa powder for I.V.infusion units in mL Vpriv® Shire Australia Pty Limited Minor submission Long-term enzyme replacement therapy for paediatric and adult patients with Type Gaucher disease associated with at least one of the following clinical manifestations anaemia thrombocytopaenia hepato-splenomegaly.Not currently PBS listed.The PBAC considered that velaglucerase alfa was clinically effective but failed to meet the required cost effectiveness criteria for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme PBS.However the PBAC considered that velaglucerase alfa meets all the criteria for inclusion on the Life Saving Drugs Program LSDP and recommended that it is suitable for the Government to consider for inclusion on the LSDP.
Vimovo as with all NSAIDS should be taken exactly as prescribed at the lowest possible dose that achieves benefit and for the shortest time that is needed in order to lower the risk of adverse side effects.You should take Vimovo at least minutes before a meal.Vimovo must be swallowed whole.Do not chew split crush or dissolve Vimovo.You are allowed to take antacids if needed while taking Vimovo.Are there patients who should not take Vimovo. The risk of bleeding ulcer associated with Vimovo and other NSAIDs increases if you also take corticosteroids or blood thinners smoke drink alcohol are in poor health or are elderly.Are there drug interactions associated with Vimovo.
That's why AZ had subcontracted it.Its big pharma that takes on the risk of development.And the US National Institute of Health which funds FAR more intellectual studies that any pharma company.The pharma industry takes over and does the development if the NIH finds a promising compound and they still can't bring anything new to market without lying their asses off and getting it pulled Bextra or wasting million on the next "blockbuster" like Pfizer and that new HDL thing.Its their share holders that expect big returns because of the enormous risk associated with drug development.I wish people like Dr.Pullen just said "thank you" rather than berate a drug company for marketing a drug that he doesn't feel is worth the cost.I wish people like you who get their entire education from their crooked employer would read a book once in a while.What I don't wonder is how much talent is required to be a critic.Or rather-the lack of talent.We all know what Vimovo is and what it does.If you don't like it don't prescribe it.If you think your patients will take pills a day at different times-prescribe this regiment.Keep in mind that assuming the patient survives the bleed from the ulcer-the hospitalization of gastric ulcer will cost more than a year supply of Vimovo.You're full of shit and are the reason that doctors don't want to talk to drug representatives.I wish Dr.Pullen would put his energy into constructive ideas rather than tearing down the work of others.If he did-He might not appear to be a shallow short-sighted pessimist.We have enough of those already.He's right.You're one of the HItler Youth and can't see past your paycheck and company car. You may need urgent medical attention.Serious side effects are rare.If any of the following happen stop taking Vimovo and tell your doctor immediately or go to casualty at your nearest hospital vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds bleeding from the back passage black sticky bowel motions stools or bloody diarrhoea swelling of the face lips or tongue which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing asthma wheezing shortness of breath severe dizziness or spinning sensation severe pain or tenderness in any part of the stomach sudden or severe itching skin rash hives reddening of your skin with blisters or peeling.There may also be severe blisters and bleeding in the lips eyes mouth nose and genitals pain or tightness in the chest signs of liver inflammation including yellowing of the skin and eyes jaundice feeling generally unwell vomiting loss of appetite.These are very serious side effects.You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation. Swallow whole do not split chew crush.Overdosage View Vimovo overdosage for action to be taken in the event of an overdose.Contraindications Hypersensitivity to substituted benzimidazoles.History of asthma urticaria or aspirin or other NSAID-induced allergic-type reactionssevere hepatic impairment. Problems for women in getting pregnant.Fever redness or other signs of infection.An irregular slow or very fast heart beat.Tingling feelings such as pins and needles.Difficulty with your memory or concentration.Feeling agitated confused anxious or nervous.Generally feeling unwell weak and lacking energy.Swollen or painful parts of your body because you have gained water.High or low blood pressure.You may feel faint or dizzy.Skin rash or blistering or your skin becoming more sensitive on exposure to sunlight.Seeing feeling or hearing things that are not there hallucinations.Changes in your blood test results such as to see how your liver is working.Your doctor can explain more.An infection called thrush which can affect the gut and is caused by a fungus.Blood in your urine water or other kidney problems.You may have back pain.Difficulty breathing which may get slowly worse.This may be signs of pneumonia or swelling of your lungs developing.Low levels of salt sodium in your blood.This may cause weakness being sick vomiting and cramps.Symptoms of meninigitis such as fever feeling or being sick a stiff neck headache sensitivity to bright light and confusion. But the doc switched me back when we started trying NSAIDs again last month.I was planning to return to ranitidine if and when the NSAIDs don't work out but now that I've read about the rebound effect of stopping Prilosec thanks to a link somewhere on this board I'm really nervous about that.Thanks also for the info that it's possible to find success by trying a bunch of different NSAIDs.Having read that here was the only thing that kept me from flipping out when he As you recall or maybe no one read one of the first things I tackled when I started this blog was a post ranting about how outdated and antiquated our U.S.drug patent laws are.In that post I basically argue that the U.S.drug patent laws are about as outdated as the telegraph is as a practical form of communication.As a result of these outdated patent laws there are some drugs that come to market that simply make me shake my head in disbelief.Not only are they usually completely un-necessary or simply an un-needed me too drug but to add insult to injury they are often ridiculously over-priced.There are also drugs that are simply highly addictive and poor choices for therapy that I wonder why the FDA doesn’t simply remove from the market completely.So after thinking about some of these drugs I had this idea to create a Hall of Shame list for legend or prescription drugs that really don’t need to exist. Converting the time spend to an hourly rate and allowing for the supplies used which is WAY high gives.an hour which is million dollars a year for a PA.There's plenty to argue about with that I know the hospital costs money to operate and there's a bookeeper but the rate is light years too high.The insurance co.kicked in and magically the bill drops to which was paid.Huh.