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