NPS RADAR August 2004

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Carvedilol (Dilatrend) titration pack for heart failure Reviews PBS listing for a new titration pack size of carvedilol for heart failure. Includes discussion of titration packs and their use, and warnings about abrupt withdrawal of beta blockers.
Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) tablets Reviews use of ethacrynic acid tablets for hypertension in patients hypersensitive to other oral diuretics.
Ezetimibe (Ezetrol) for dyslipidaemia Reviews use of ezetimibe for dyslipidaemia as an alternative to statins or in combination with other statins.
NPS RADAR August 2004 NPS RADAR articles provide timely, independent, evidence-based assessment of new drugs, new PBS listings and research for health professionals.