Grepafloxacin, see there.
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In 1999, the FDA and manufacturers withdrew one antibiotic, Raxar, from the market and greatly curtailed the use of another, Trovan, because of harmful side effects.
For the recalled antibiotic Raxar, the best information that I can find indicates that it was associated with 13 deaths from heart arrhythmia.
The drug, Raxar, is used to treat illnesses including pneumonia, bronchitis and some sexually transmitted infections.
Since 1997, more than a dozen prescription drugs, including Pondimin, Redux, Seldane, Posicor, Duracht, Hismanal, Raxar, Rezulin, Propulsid, Lotronex, Raplon and Baycol, with serious side effects, have been taken off the shelves.
NYSE: GLX) announces the availability of Raxar tablets, a broad spectrum antibiotic, in 400 mg and 600 mg strengths.
The new strengths and packaging of Raxar offer several benefits.
New drugs such as Zyban - essentially an antidepressant repackaged and repatented as a smoking cessation aid - and respiratory anti-infective Raxar, are expected to provide further sales growth.
Tatsuo Higuchi; Phone +81-3-3292-0021) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) have resolved their longstanding dispute relating to the then Glaxo Wellcome's voluntary withdrawal from the market in October 1999 of grepafloxacin (generic name; trade names - RAXAR and VAXAR) by way of compensation payment by GSK to Otsuka.
of Raxar and Pathogenesis' introduction of Tobramycin, and is
RAXAR is indicated for treatment of acute bacterial exacerbations
active ingredient in RAXAR, achieves high concentrations in lung
Raxar will be available by prescription in local pharmacies by the second week in December.