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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…

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…

The Use of Generic Anti Epileptics Drugs in Patients with Epilepsy

28 September 2020Consensus views of the Pharmaceutical Market Support Group and the UK Clinical Pharmacists Association: Neurosciences Group on the safety and appropriateness of switching between brand…

Safety in Lactation: Control of epilepsy

21 September 2020Choice will depend on clinical condition, and should primarily be based on suitability for the patient, rather than safety during breastfeeding. Whilst sodium valproate  is…

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…

Prescribing of valproate in line with the valproate Pregnancy Prevention Program (PREVENT) Policy

24 April 2019Valproate containing medicines are indicated for the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraine headache (unlicensed). Valproate is known to be highly teratogenic and use…