Jane S. Ricciuti, RPh, MS


November 12, 2003

In This Article


In October, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved another agent as a counterterrorism measure, Radiogardase. Also approved was Namenda (memantine) as a novel treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

This month's column reviews FDA new product approvals and labeling changes for:

Alzheimer's disease

  • Namenda (memantine HCl) Tablets

Antidiabetic agents

  • Starlix (nateglinide) Tablets


  • Paxil CR (paroxetine HCl) Tablets

Antiviral agents

  • Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Tablets

  • Rebetol (ribavirin) Capsules

Cardiovascular agents

  • Inspra (eplerenone) Tablets

Counterterrorism agents

  • Radiogardase (Insoluble Prussian Blue) Capsules


  • Estrasorb (estradiol) Topical Emulsion

Ophthalmic Agents

  • Elestat (epinastine HCI) Ophthalmic Solution


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