Shark

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Shark Liver Oil
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Shark Liver Oil
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 221815
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:

221815

Shark Liver Oil

ARTG entry for

Medicine Listed

Sponsor

Vitex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 134,HOXTON PARK, NSW, 2171

Australia

ARTG Start Date

31/03/2014

Product category

Medicine

Status

Active

Approval area

Listed Medicines

Conditions

Colouring agents used in listed medicine for ingestion, other than those listed for export only under section 25 of the Act, shall be only those included in

the list of 'Colourings permitted in medicines for oral use'.

The sponsor shall keep records relating to this listed medicine as are necessary to: (a) Expedite recall if necessary of any batch of the listed medicine,

(b) Identify the manufacturer(s) of each batch of the listed medicine. Where any part of or step in manufacture in Australia of the listed medicine is

sub-contracted to a third party who is not the sponsor, copies of relevant Good Manufacturing Practice agreements relation to such manufacture shall be

kept.

The sponsor shall retain records of the distribution of the listed medicine for a period of five years and shall provide the records or copies of the records

to the Complementary Medicines Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration, upon request.

The sponsor of the listed medicine must not, by any means, intentionally or recklessly advertise the medicine for an indication other than those accepted

in relation to the inclusion of the medicine in the Register.

All reports of adverse reactions or similar experiences associated with the use or administration of the listed medicine shall be notified to the Head, Office

of Product Review, Therapeutic Goods Administration, as soon as practicable after the sponsor of the goods becomes aware of those reports. Sponsors

of listed medicines must retain records of such reports for a period of not less than 18 months from the day the Head, Office of Product Review is notified

of the report or reports.

The sponsor shall not supply the listed medicine after the expiry date of the goods.

Where a listed medicine is distributed overseas as well as in Australia, product recall or any other regulatory action taken in relation to the medicine

outside Australia which has or may have relevance to the quality, safety or efficacy of the goods distributed in Australia, must be notified to the National

Manager Therapeutic Goods Administration, immediately the action or information is known to the sponsor.

Products

1. Shark Liver Oil

Product Type

Single Medicine Product

Effective date

31/03/2014

Warnings

No Warnings included on Record

Standard Indications

Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being.

Specific Indications

No Specific Indications included on Record

Additional Product information

Pack Size/Poison information

Pack Size

Poison Schedule

Components

1. Formulation 1

Dosage Form

Capsule, soft

Route of Administration

Oral

Visual Identification

Active Ingredients

Shark-liver oil

250 mg

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Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction

Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction

The FDA is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system. This can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and lead to hospitalization and death, especially if the reaction is not diagnosed and treated quickly. As a result, we are requiring a new warning about this risk be added to the prescribing information in the lamotrigine drug labels. The immun...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-3-2018

Arthrem capsules

Arthrem capsules

Safety advisory – potential risk of harm to the liver

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

15-3-2018

Health Canada to conduct review of a new potential safety risk of Fibristal (ulipristal acetate), a medication used to treat fibroids

Health Canada to conduct review of a new potential safety risk of Fibristal (ulipristal acetate), a medication used to treat fibroids

OTTAWA - Health Canada is advising Canadians that it will be conducting a safety review of Fibristal (ulipristal acetate), a medication used to treat uterine fibroids in women. Health Canada's review is a result of Canadian and European reports of serious adverse events affecting the liver.

Health Canada

15-2-2018

Be aware of rare but possible risk of liver injury in medical treatment of fibroids

Be aware of rare but possible risk of liver injury in medical treatment of fibroids

The Danish Medicines Agency recommends doctors not to start any new patients on the medicine Esmya (ulipristal) because of a rare, but possible, risk of developing serious liver injury.

Danish Medicines Agency

9-11-2011

Danish Pharmacovigilance Update, 20 October 2011

Danish Pharmacovigilance Update, 20 October 2011

In this edition of Danish Pharmacovigilance Update, you can read about: Use of medicines involving a risk of serious and life-threatening skin reactions, the European Medicines Agency to investigate the possible connection between orlistat and rare cases of severe liver toxicity, and the EMA’s review of peritoneal dialysis solutions from Baxter A/S.

Danish Medicines Agency

14-11-2018

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or   manage pain:  https://go.usa.gov/x

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain: https://go.usa.gov/x

The @US_FDA issues a safety communication cautioning doctors & patients of the risks associated w/ using medications that are not approved for use w/ implanted pumps that are delivered into the spinal fluid to treat or manage pain: https://go.usa.gov/xPfuw  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/kgDSx2PQzn

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

11-10-2018

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth.  Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at  https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobaccopic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobaccopic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to complications, premature delivery, low birth weight, stillbirth, and SIDS. Make sure your baby is #safetosleep at https://women.smokefree.gov/  via @FDATobacco pic.twitter.com/i37QX61Bb7

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-9-2018

 European Medicines Agency stakeholder interaction on the development of medicinal products for chronic non-infectious liver diseases (PBC, PSC, NASH), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 03-Dec-2018, To: 03-Dec-2018

European Medicines Agency stakeholder interaction on the development of medicinal products for chronic non-infectious liver diseases (PBC, PSC, NASH), European Medicines Agency, London, UK, From: 03-Dec-2018, To: 03-Dec-2018

This workshop on the development of medicines for chronic non-infectious liver diseases, including primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, provides a platform for discussion on appropriate endpoints including validation of surrogate endpoints/biomarkers, suitable study populations, potentially adequate trial designs and the specific challenges with paediatric medicine development. The workshop will support the drafting of a reflection paper on regul...

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

10-8-2018

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle  https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw  #fda #medicaldevice

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw  #fda #medicaldevice

Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System recalled due to unexpected failed state while in use or idle https://go.usa.gov/xUHbw  #fda #medicaldevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10-8-2018

Vyaire Medical, Inc. Recalls AirLife Resuscitation Devices Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Oxygen Delivery  https://go.usa.gov/xUHgr  #fda #medicaldevice

Vyaire Medical, Inc. Recalls AirLife Resuscitation Devices Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Oxygen Delivery https://go.usa.gov/xUHgr  #fda #medicaldevice

Vyaire Medical, Inc. Recalls AirLife Resuscitation Devices Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Oxygen Delivery https://go.usa.gov/xUHgr  #fda #medicaldevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-6-2018

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice  http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA expands approval of hybrid closed loop system for monitoring and delivering insulin to pediatric patients as young as 7. #cgm #diabetes #pediatrics #fdaapproval #medicaldevice http://go.usa.gov/xUqgQ  pic.twitter.com/wZdrU6tTzf

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

25-5-2018

Therapeutic Goods (Medicines-Listing) Approval of Application Forms and Specification of Office to which Application Must be Delivered

Therapeutic Goods (Medicines-Listing) Approval of Application Forms and Specification of Office to which Application Must be Delivered

I, Larry Kelly, Acting Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation Group, a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health for the purposes of section 23C of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, make the following instrument under paragraphs 23C(2)(a...

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

15-5-2018

Claims about hemp and CBD oils misleading consumers

Claims about hemp and CBD oils misleading consumers

The TGA is aware of false and misleading claims by some companies supplying products containing cannabidiol

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia