Gastrointestinal disorders, Guidance

Alternative parenteral acid suppressants covering main indications of intravenous ranitidine in children

5 November 2020The need for a parenteral treatment should be assessed and if considered necessary the  injectable proton pump inhibitors in the table may be considered to…

What is the optimal prokinetic dose of erythromycin in adults?

22 October 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the use of erythromycin as a prokinetic agent in adults Summary The ideal prokinetic dose of…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for disorders of gastric acid and ulceration

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Drugs for dyspepsia Aluminium and magnesium…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs used in nausea and vertigo

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The choice of anti-emetic will depend…

Safety in lactation: Drugs for chronic bowel disorders

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Aminosalicylates for chronic bowel disorders Mesalazine…

Shortage of salofalk (mesalazine) suppositories (500mg and 1g)

23 October 2019This memo advises on use of Pentasa (mesalazine) 1g suppository as an alternative.    

Can high dose loperamide be used to reduce stoma output?

3 April 2019Some patients with a stoma resulting from an ileostomy, jejunostomy or a colostomy, can experience high-volume liquid stoma output.  This Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited…