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Safety in Lactation: Anti-infective eye preparations

30 October 2020Anti-infective preparations for ophthalmic use have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant. Systemic absorption from eye drops…

Safety in Lactation: Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster infection

21 September 2020Although there is limited evidence for the use of these antivirals during breastfeeding, aciclovir is the preferred choice. Valaciclovir is also an acceptable choice since…

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…

What advice should be given to people with porphyria who are undergoing dental procedures?

17 March 2017An indication of the safety of various medicines commonly used by dentists in patients with acute porphyria is given. When considering the safety of medicines…