The National Agency for safety of the drug (ANSM) imposes precautions of employment for four drugs containing phthalates in quantities exceeding the thresholds recommended in Europe.
The European Agency of the drug (EMA) recently published draft recommendations to guide the use of phthalates as excipients in drugs. But in the meantime the replacement of phthalates in these pharmaceutical specialties, and as a precautionary measure, the National Agency for safety of the drug (ANSM) recommends that health professionals limit the dose and duration of treatment of the medicinal products concerned and to advise against use in children and pregnant or lactating.
3 toxic phthalates to humans
Pushing its investigations, the ANSM has identified the presence of phthalates in about 150 drugs. “These compounds are particularly used for the coating of tablets and especially for tablets with active ingredient must be released gradually explains the ANSM. Continue reading “Phthalates: 4 drugs under supervision”