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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…

Switching between liquid and tablet/capsule formulations – Which medicines require extra care?

17 July 2020For a small number of medicines, there are differences in equivalent doses of oral formulations of the same medicine. This Q&A considers which medicines may…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  

Lithium drug monitoring during COVID-19 for stable adult patients

7 April 2020This page gives advice on monitoring and prescribing lithium during the COVID-19 pandemic. General guidance on the management of medicines to treat mental health conditions…

ARCHIVED NPSA Alert – Safer lithium therapy 2009

1 December 2009This page forms part of a resource on medication related patient safety alerts issued  by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) between 2002 and 2012…