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Safety in Lactation: Opioid analgesics

21 October 2020The evidence relating to the safe use of opioid analgesics in breastfeeding mothers is very variable between individual drugs. This group of drugs presents a…

Can opioids be used for pain relief during pregnancy?

7 May 2020There are no specific guidelines for the treatment of pain in pregnancy. Not all analgesics are suitable for use during or at certain stages of…

Review of high dose opioids in chronic non-malignant pain

12 April 2019The Faculty of Pain Medicine (Royal College of Anaesthetists) states that the morphine dose for which harms outweigh benefits is 120mg oral morphine or equivalent/24…

What are the equivalent doses of oral morphine to other oral opioids when used as analgesics in adult palliative care?

1 August 2018Morphine is generally the strong opioid of choice for treating moderate to severe cancer pain and a common question is how to convert a dose…

Which weak opioids can be used during breastfeeding? Considering the evidence for codeine, dihydrocodeine, and tramadol

15 March 2018This updated UKMi Q & A considers the evidence and regulatory recommendations regarding the contraindication of codeine use during breastfeeding. It also considers the evidence…

Safety in Lactation: Cough preparations

4 June 2017Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance Treatment of cough should only be…