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Safety in Lactation: Drugs for the relief of soft-tissue inflammation and topical pain relief

28 October 2020Topical formulations of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and capsaicin produce low systemic levels in the mother. Although there is no direct evidence, subsequent milk levels are…

Suggestions for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Adults in Primary Care

29 September 2020This document is intended to support local discussions on how to monitor commonly prescribed high risk medicines in primary care.    The monitoring parameters cited…

Safety in Lactation: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

23 September 2020There is very limited information on the use of NSAIDs during breastfeeding; ibuprofen and diclofenac are the preferred choices due to their extensive safe use…

Safety in Lactation: Ocular peri-operative preparations

23 September 2020Drugs in this group have varying uses immediately before, during or following eye surgery. Their use is, therefore, usually on a relatively short-term basis. In…

Which medicines are considered safe for use in the acute porphyrias?

29 May 2020This updated Medicines Q&A presents a table of the medicines considered safe for use in the acute porphyrias. Inclusion of a drug does not guarantee…

Do NSAIDs increase the risk of severe skin reactions in children with chickenpox?

1 October 2019This Q&A evaluates the limited published evidence investigating an association between Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and severe skin reactions in children with chickenpox.