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UK Clarityn label changes

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Schering-Plough has agreed to clarify the weight guidance for pediatric use on its packaging for Clarityn Allergy Tablets (loratadine 10 mg) after healthcare professional and citizens complained to the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the UK health agency reports June 23. The complainants were concerned that the prominent statement "2 years+" on the front of the carton "could result in the product being given inappropriately to young children."Although the product is indicated for use in children ages two to 12, children must weigh at least 66 pounds (30 kg) to take the product, regardless of age. The firm will remove the age-related label from the front of the package and emphasize the weight guidance text on the back of the carton. Stores will begin to receive new packaging in mid-July...

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