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Can low dose aspirin be used in breastfeeding mothers as an antiplatelet agent?

29 October 2020Limited data and pharmacokinetics indicate that low dose aspirin (defined here as 75 – 150mg daily) passes into breast milk in small amounts.   There…

Safety in Lactation: Simple analgesics and combination analgesic preparations

26 October 2020Paracetamol is the simple analgesic of choice in breastfeeding mothers. Choice of an alternative will depend on level of analgesia required. Paracetamol should be adequate…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for thromboembolic disorders

18 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Oral anticoagulants The coumarin anticoagulants, warfarin…

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…

Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation ‘Perfect’

26 May 2020Anticoagulation is key to reducing the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF).  However ensuring that the anticoagulant is prescribed at the correct dose for…

Is there Evidence to Support the use of Enteric Coated (EC) Aspirin to Reduce Gastrointestinal Side Effects in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease?

10 January 2020The enteric coated (EC) formulation of aspirin was developed and marketed in an effort to reduce GI adverse effects associated with aspirin therapy. There are…

Audit of antiplatelet therapy post-MI and for the therapy of acute coronary syndromes

21 May 2018All Dorset CCG GP Practices were asked to audit all patients taking anti-platelets (clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor), as part of a dual anti-platelet (anti-platelet plus…