Cardiovascular system disorders, Guidance

Optimising medicines for Cardiovascular Disease in older people living with frailty

24 November 2020Cardiovascular medicines are the most frequently prescribed drug class in older people. Yet clinicians face challenges when prescribing or deprescribing these medicines because of the…

Safety in Lactation: Sympathomimetics for acute cardiac conditions

4 November 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Dobutamine, dopamine and dopexamine are inotropes…

Can low dose aspirin be used in breastfeeding mothers as an antiplatelet agent?

29 October 2020Limited data and pharmacokinetics indicate that low dose aspirin (defined here as 75 – 150mg daily) passes into breast milk in small amounts.   There…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs used for angina

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Anti-anginal nitrates Nitrates are indicated for…

Safety in Lactation: Diuretics

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Thiazides and related diuretics (includes bendroflumethiazide,…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hyperlipidaemias

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is no evidence for the…

How do amlodipine and felodipine compare for the treatment of hypertension or prophylaxis of stable angina?

25 September 2020This updated Medicines Q&A reviews the data available to assist decision-making when choosing and switching between amlodipine and felodipine for the treatment of hypertension or…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for hypertension

23 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Many of the drugs covered by…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for bleeding disorders

18 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Antifibrinolytics & haemostatics Etamsylate is a…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for thromboembolic disorders

18 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Oral anticoagulants The coumarin anticoagulants, warfarin…