Directions for use for Byetta® and Victoza®Patient Information Sheets
You can access the handout via our Patient Information Sheets index or by using the search field on the homepage.
NAPRA standard for the compounding formulasProfessional documentation
Drugs used to treat asthmaComparative Drug Charts
Redesign of the Adverse effects sectionMonographs
Drugs used to treat COPDComparative Drug Charts
Travel information for professionalsProfessional Reference
To properly advise your patients on travel immunization and malaria chemoprophylaxis, you can obtain information by consulting the references in the Professional Reference under the Immunization and Travel heading. You can access the Professional Reference from the bottom of the homepage, or by using the Search box.
Intrauterine ContraceptionComparative Drug Charts
We recently created a brand new explanatory document on Intrauterine Contraception. You will find comparative data on the various copper and levonorgestrel IUDs, as well as information on their benefits and side effects, among others. To access, go to the Comparative Drug Charts index at the bottom of the homepage, or use the Search box.
Travel Health Information by DestinationInformation Sheets
We recently completed a visual overhaul of the Travel-Health Information leaflets to optimize viewing, making them, among other things, fully optimized for mobiles devices. These handouts contain a wide range of useful information (e.g., vaccines, medications, sanitation issues and emergency contact numbers). To access, go to the Travel-Health index at the bottom of the homepage, or use the Search box.
Antiretrovirals for the treatment of HIV infectionComparative Drug Chart
We have a comparative chart for drugs used in the treatment of HIV infection. Among other things, you will find antiretroviral drug regiments and information about pre-exposure and postexposure prophylaxis.
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Dosage for ChildrenInformation Sheets
We have updated our patient handouts on acetaminophen and ibuprofen dosages for children. The visual aid in particular has been optimized, and is now more user-friendly. You can access the handout via the Patient Information Sheets index at the bottom of the homepage or by using the Search box.
INESSS DocumentsProfessional Documentation
Two of INESSS's national medical protocols (the protocol on warfarin adjustment and the protocol on antihypertensive medication adjustment) have been added to the professional documentation. You can access these documents via the Professional Documentation link at the bottom of the screen or by using the Search box. [French only]
ONTarget - Resource GuideMonographs
The links in certain product monographs that took readers to OnTarget documents have been replaced with links that now take readers directly to the OnTarget site. At the moment, this website requires users to create an account. We are currently working with OnTarget to allow direct access to this resource.
Plaque psoriasisComparative Drug Chart
We have developed a comparative chart that deals with the drugs used to treat plaque psoriasis. It includes information on the pathophysiology of psoriasis, as well as treatment principles such as biologic agents.
Biosimilar Biologic DrugsProfessional Documentation
Two documents on biosimilar biologics, published by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), have been added to the Professional Documentation section. The first one is intended for health professionals, while the second one is for patients.
List of Hazardous DrugsMonographs
NIOSH has removed risperidone and paliperidone from its list of hazardous drugs. Changes have been made to the product monographs in question.
Drugs used to treat hypertensionComparative Drug Chart
We have added a comparative chart for drugs used to treat hypertension. This document also includes a summary of Hypertension Canada's latest guidelines.
Perioperative management of oral anticoagulantsComparative Drug Chart
A section on perioperative management has been added to the oral anticoagulants comparative drug chart. This section provides relevant information on what to consider when faced with making a clinical decision to interrupt or continue anticoagulation before surgery or a procedure, based on the risk of surgical bleeding and on the patient's thromboembolic risk.
Documents from the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de MontréalProfessional Documentation
Documents entitled You May Be at Risk, published by the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, have been added to our Professional Documentation. They explain to patients the risks associated with certain classes of drugs. These include antipsychotics, proton pump inhibitors, sedative-hypnotics, sulfonylureas, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and antihistamines.
Chronic Kidney DiseaseProfessional documentation
A document on chronic kidney disease has been added to the Professional Documentation. To refer to it, use the search field or click on the link in the Renal Impairment section of our monographs.
Profile AnalysisDynamic Tools
You may now begin to familiarize yourselves with our brand new analysis engine. To access, simply click on the link entitled Profile Editor (New!) located in the dynamic tools column at the bottom centre of the main RxVigilance menu. Our software developers will be integrating the new engine over the course of the next few months. We are always available to answer any questions or comments you may have.
Phone BookNew platform
Vigilance Santé, in partnership with Clinia, is proud to announce that the phone book will be migrating to a new platform! In addition to having access to the same useful information, you will be able to enjoy new functions (business hours, services offered, interactive map, ability to update pharmacy-related information, etc.). The new platform, developed in collaboration with Clinia, can also be used to gather information on other useful health resources (medical clinics, collection centres, etc.). If you had manually entered personal numbers into your directory, do not hesitate to contact our customer service department for help on retrieving them.