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CHMP gives Pradaxa new contraindication, limits long-term use of calcitonin medicines

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The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has added Sanofi's antiarrythmic drug Multaq (dronedarone) to the list of contraindicated medicines associated with Boehringer Ingelheim’s anti-coagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate). Systemic ketoconazole, cyclosporine, itraconazole and tacrolimus are also contraindicated.

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