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Veterinary medicines
Use of Pexion tablets for dogs
  1. Giles Davis and
  2. Gillian Diesel
  1. VMD, Pharmacovigilance Unit, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS
  1. e-mail: g.davis{at}

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THE pharmacovigilance unit at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is responsible for monitoring adverse event reports for veterinary medicines throughout the UK. Adverse event reports are received from veterinary surgeons, animal owners and directly from Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs).

Over the past year, the VMD has received a number of reports for Pexion (imepitoin), a product which was first authorised in February 2013. These reports include both suspected adverse reactions, often involving clinical …

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