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Can breastfeeding mothers take paracetamol or paracetamol combination products?

3 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of paracetamol in breastfeeding mothers. The updated version also contains information on paracetamol combination…

Can breastfeeding mothers take ibuprofen?

28 May 2020Ibuprofen is one of the painkillers of choice whilst breastfeeding. This Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of ibuprofen in breastfeeding mothers,…

Shortage of Ativan (lorazepam) Injection 4 mg in 1 ml

27 April 2020Supplies will be extremely limited between week commencing 5th October until early December 2020 and reserved for primary care only. Pfizer is supplying an alternative…

Shortage of Instanyl 50micrograms/dose nasal spray (immediate-release fentanyl citrate)

30 May 2019Takeda UK have indicated that they are out of stock of Instanyl 50micrograms/dose nasal spray which is licensed for the treatment of breakthrough pain in…

What are the equivalent doses of oral morphine to other oral opioids when used as analgesics in adult palliative care?

1 August 2018Morphine is generally the strong opioid of choice for treating moderate to severe cancer pain and a common question is how to convert a dose…

11 July 2018 – Opioids, the story so far… Presented by Emma Davies

11 July 2018This webinar, presented by Emma Davies, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner in Pain Management,  Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, includes a brief history of opioids, where…

Which weak opioids can be used during breastfeeding? Considering the evidence for codeine, dihydrocodeine, and tramadol

15 March 2018This updated UKMi Q & A considers the evidence and regulatory recommendations regarding the contraindication of codeine use during breastfeeding. It also considers the evidence…

How do you switch between pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain, and vice versa?

30 August 2017This recently updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited published evidence available on managing a switch between pregabalin and gabapentin for neuropathic pain, and vice versa.

Erenumab

22 June 2017dm+d: 35809611000001100

Fremanezumab

2 June 2017dm+d: 37223811000001103