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Health Canada Puts Multaq under Microscope

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Health Canada is reviewing the safety of Multaq for an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, after a clinical trial of the heart drug was halted due to a significant increase in cardiovascular events among those taking the medication.

Sanofi chose to discontinue the trial after noticing a higher number of severe heart-related problems in people taking Multaq, compared to patients not using the drug, reported the Canadian Press.

The company was hoping the Multaq trial would result in approval for treatment of irregular heartbeats in patients with a permanent version of the condition. However, patients using the drug experienced a higher rate of adverse cardiovascular risks than those not using the drug.

In Canada, Multaq is only authorized for patients with various forms of intermittent atrial fibrillation, and has been on the market in the U.S. since early 2010.

Once the review of Multaq is complete, Health Canada will take necessary regulatory action, which could include updating the labeling information to reflect any new risks associated with the drug.

Until then, Health Canada advises patients taking the heart drug to report symptoms of liver injury and others adverse events to a physician. Such symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice and itching.

Other health officials are concerned about the risks associated with Multaq.

The European Medicines Agency decided to expand their review of data from the Multaq clinical study.

In January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that two patients taking Multaq suffered from severe liver injury. The agency issued a black box warning, the most severe warning, stating the drug can cause severe complications in patients with recent severe heart failure.

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