Mental health and illness, Guidance

Equivalent doses of oral benzodiazepines

8 December 2020Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics and hypnotics. There are major differences in potency between different benzodiazepines and this difference in potency is important…

Summary of NICE guidance for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

14 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its guideline to indicate that an ECG is not needed before starting stimulants, atomoxetine…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for ADHD

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The use of drugs for attention…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for bipolar disorder and hypomania

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Whilst valproate (valproic acid/sodium valproate) is…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for sleeping disorders

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Hypnotics Use of hypnotic agents in…

Safety in Lactation: Anxiolytics.

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Use of anxiolytics in breastfeeding mothers…

Safety in Lactation: Antidepressants

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Monamine-oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) Due to the…

Safety in Lactation: Antipsychotics

22 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Oral and non-depot antipsychotics with less…

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…