• The application for a licence for general use (marketing application) should include a draft Summary of Product Characteristics14 for prescribers. A Patient Information Leaflet must be submitted. These should include information on the form of the product (e.g. tablet, capsule, sustained-release, liquid), its uses, dosage (adults, children, elderly where appropriate), contraindications (strong recommendation), warnings and precautions (less strong), side-effects/adverse reactions, overdose and how to treat it.

The emerging discipline of pharmacogenomics seeks to identify patients who will respond beneficially or adversely to a new drug by defining certain geno-typic profiles. Individualised dosing regimens may be evolved as a result. This tailoring of drugs to individuals is consuming huge resources from drug developers.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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