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Metronidazole – is it safe to use with breastfeeding?

12 October 2020The balance of current evidence and clinical experience, and the consensus of specialist opinion, is that there is no established mutagenic or carcinogenic risk to…

Safety in Lactation: Antibacterial skin preparations

23 September 2020Topical preparations for bacterial infections are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken to avoid contact…

Safety in Lactation: Vaginal and vulval infections

23 September 2020Fungal vulval infections are normally associated with a vaginal infection which should be treated with an appropriate intravaginal cream or pessary – imidazole drugs to…

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…

Safety in Lactation: Metronidazole

3 June 2020Metronidazole is considered a drug of low toxicity and is compatible with breastfeeding. Even though levels in breast milk are comparatively higher compared to some…

Reproductive Health Patient Group Direction (PGD) Templates

25 March 2020SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), with the support of specialist stakeholders working within clinical practice, have produced PGD templates for…

How should medicines be dosed in children who are obese?

18 October 2018Obesity results in physiological changes that can affect the volume of distribution and the clearance of drugs. The extent of these changes is variable and…