Well before this, Australia had been well advanced in meeting the measures agreed upon under the Convention. Production, import and use of aldrin, chlordane , DDT, dieldrin, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), heptachlor , endrin, and toxaphene are not permitted in Australia. Production and importation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are not permitted in Australia, with the phase-out of existing PCBs being managed under the National Strategy for the Management of Scheduled Waste. This strategy also addresses how Australia will manage HCB waste and organochlorine pesticides.
Lithium and salicylate toxicity. Caution with NSAIDs. Antagonized by organic anion drugs (eg, probenecid) and indomethacin. Give oral dose 1hr before or 4-6hrs after cholestyramine. Ototoxicity with aminoglycosides (avoid) and ethacrynic acid. Potentiated by concomitant CYP2C9 inhibitors (eg, amiodarone, fluconazole, miconazole, oxandrolone); monitor and adjust dose if needed. Antagonized by concomitant CYP2C9 inducers (eg, rifampin); monitor and adjust dose if needed. Concomitant CYP2C9 substrates and substrates with narrow therapeutic range (eg, celecoxib, warfarin, phenytoin); monitor and adjust dose if needed. Risk of hypotension and renal impairment with concomitant ACE inhibitors, ARBs, or nephrotoxic drugs (eg, aminoglycosides, cisplatin, NSAIDs). Increased nephrotoxicity with concomitant radiocontrast agents. Increased risk of hypokalemia with concomitant corticosteroids and ACTH.