PHARMACISTS AT ODDS OVER POSSIBLE RECALL OF SELDANE

Pharmacists interviewed by SN differ over whether the Food and Drug Administration will actually recall Seldane, a widely prescribed antihistamine, because of rare, but potentially deadly side effects.The FDA announced Jan. 13 that it was proposing to recall Seldane, which it said can cause fatal heart-rhythm abnormalities, particularly when it is taken with erythromycin and ketoconazole.Seldane,

Pharmacists interviewed by SN differ over whether the Food and Drug Administration will actually recall Seldane, a widely prescribed antihistamine, because of rare, but potentially deadly side effects.

The FDA announced Jan. 13 that it was proposing to recall Seldane, which it said can cause fatal heart-rhythm abnormalities, particularly when it is taken with erythromycin and ketoconazole.

Seldane, a product of Hoechst Marion Roussel, Kansas City, Mo., was marketed in 1985 as

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