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2009-09-29 00:56:47

A Swedish researcher says drugs that may cause dose dumping, releasing medication in an unsafe manner in those who have drunk alcohol, need to be tested. Hans Lennernas, a professor in Biopharmaceutics at Uppsala University in Sweden, says some controlled release pills and capsules are susceptible to dose dumping. Lennernas says a formulation of the pain medication hydromorphone is one example of dose dumping.

2009-09-23 13:52:35

Controlled release pills and capsules that show a tendency in the standard laboratory test toward "dose dumping" — releasing their medicine in a faster and potentially unsafe manner in patients who have consumed alcohol — should be withheld from the market until proven safe with testing in people.


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