Monday, December 13, 2004

From Health Canada:
Health Canada warns Canadians that certain lots of a sedative (Novo-Lorazem) may contain pills of a different drug
Health Canada is advising consumers taking the sedative Novo-Lorazem to check their bottles for pills of a different shape and size, after a report alerted Health Canada to the presence of Novo-Glyburide (an oral hypoglycemic) pills in certain Novo-Lorazem bottles.

Novo-Glyburide is generally prescribed to diabetics to lower blood sugar. The use of this drug by non-diabetics or by diabetics already taking other medications used to lower blood sugar, might severely lower blood sugar, which in rare cases could result in coma and/or death.

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