Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thanks Astellas!

My Google news alert for corn allergy popped up something amazing today, it is the first time I've ever seen this in a write up about a drug:

Solutions containing dextrose may be contraindicated in patients with known allergy to corn or corn products.

Wow. Thanks. I've been explaining this to by doctors for years, some of whom believe me the first time and some of whom I've had to argue with to get a safe prescription. Having it on a medical warning label means I've got back up, I'm not just being one of those "hysterical overreacting allergy women." Nice. This isn't a medication I take, but if one company starts taking corn allergy seriously maybe the others will.

Here's the press release for the curious. http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20081022/il-astellas-fda.htm

2 comments:

Von said...

Its also on the dextrose IV solutions, but they don't generally read those. There's a copy of it floating around on the News blog somewhere.

Christine said...

Really! I've never seen the inserts. I do hope this is indicative of a trend in labeling meds.