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Summary of NICE guidance for Spondyloarthritis

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Cerebral palsy in under 25s

14 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Anaesthesia and pain

11 November 2020This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and anaesthesia and pain. Our…

Summary of NICE guidance for Diagnosis and management of headaches

8 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its recommendations for prophylactic treatment of migraine. Please go to NICE for details and…

Summary of NICE guidance for Neuropathic pain, pharmacological management

8 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its recommendations on pharmacological treatment of sciatica, notes changes in the law regarding pregalin…

Summary of NICE guidance for Opioids in adult palliative care

4 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated changed its advice on transdermal patches to: “Use a recognised opioid dose conversion guide…

Summary of NICE guidance for Clopidogrel and MR dipyridamole for prevention of occlusive vascular events / Prucalopride in women / Sedation in children and young people

2 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Dihydroergotamine

11 August 2020dm+d: Unassigned

Can nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be used in adult patients with asthma?

9 June 2020NSAIDs are contra-indicated in patients in whom attacks of asthma have been precipitated by aspirin or any other NSAID. Further studies are required to confirm…

Can breastfeeding mothers take paracetamol or paracetamol combination products?

3 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of paracetamol in breastfeeding mothers. The updated version also contains information on paracetamol combination…