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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Warning From Health Canada

If you take the antiviral drug Telzir to treat H-I-V, you may notice the product label looks a little different. Health Canada says the drug label has been updated to include new safety information. 

According to the federal department, Telzir shouldn't be used in combination with the antiarrythmic drugs amiodarone, lidocaine or quinidine because it could cause serious and/or life-threatening reactions such as abnormal heart rhythm. 

Telzir should also not be used with delavirdine, which is another antiviral drug used to treat H-I-V, because it could reduce delavirdine's effectiveness.

Health Canada says do not stop treatment without consulting with your doctor or healthcare professional.