france moves to suspend vitamin d supplement after baby dies
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today France moves to suspend Vitamin D supplement after baby dies

France has issued warnings before about how Uvesterol D
Paris - AFP

France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a baby who had been given the supplement, health authorities said Wednesday.

France's ANSM agency that oversees the safety of medicines and health products said it had taken the measure "as a precaution" after investigations showed "a probable link between the death and the administration of Uvesterol D".

The 10-day-old baby died on December 21 after being given Uvesterol D, which is prescribed for vitamin D deficiency among young children.

ANSM has previously issued warnings about how the supplement is administered, following cases of illness especially among premature babies and newborns under one month.

The agency said Wednesday it has now taken steps to suspend the marketing of Uvesterol D in the coming days.

Health Minister Marisol Touraine said "it is the specific way the product is administered that presents risks" rather than the vitamin itself.

In advance of a definitive decision from ANSM, she called on parents, "as a precautionary measure, to no longer administer Uvesterol D to their children".

"I want to reassure parents who have given vitamin D, in whatever form, to their children: they are safe", she said in a statement Wednesday, adding that "only Uvesterol D is concerned" by this procedure.

Uvesterol D comes in a liquid form in a vial from which the dose is extracted through a pipette.

In an email on December 30 and seen by AFP, ANSM said the baby died at home from "cardio-respiratory arrest" after receiving a dose of Uvesterol D.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 11:07 2018 Monday ,22 January

Fuel Your Fitness Habit

GMT 12:26 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

FIT DELIS appoints BrandBru

GMT 15:30 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Health and fitness e-zine seeks anti-ageing face oils

GMT 14:34 2017 Thursday ,05 October

The Healthy Back Bag Company takes PR in-house

GMT 18:50 2017 Wednesday ,27 September

Autumn-proof your skin

GMT 21:17 2017 Tuesday ,08 August

Turkmenistan bans cars for a day to promote bikes
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

france moves to suspend vitamin d supplement after baby dies france moves to suspend vitamin d supplement after baby dies

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

france moves to suspend vitamin d supplement after baby dies france moves to suspend vitamin d supplement after baby dies

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 08:53 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

China races to prevent environmental disaster

GMT 04:27 2017 Sunday ,24 December

NY iced tea maker sees shares triple

GMT 06:31 2014 Wednesday ,24 December

Ricky Martin to release new album

GMT 10:04 2016 Friday ,30 December

China stockmarkets among world's worst in 2016

GMT 18:20 2016 Saturday ,15 October

One dead as Philippines faces 'most damaging typhoon'

GMT 14:42 2017 Thursday ,30 November

Putin takes fight to hooligans

GMT 09:54 2016 Tuesday ,06 December

China users complain of combustible iPhones
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday