Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Anaesthesia and pain

Sarah Fenner, Acting Co-Director, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

This 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 advice is constantly reviewed as the pandemic situation evolves.

Whilst we have tried to ensure that the information on this page is complete, please report a concern if you feel anything is omitted or inaccurate.

To see our professional guidance summaries for other clinical areas, click here
Advice in this area includes:

Faculty of Pain Medicine: Response to concern related to the safety of steroids injected as part of pain procedures during the current COVID-19 virus pandemic

Published 17th March 2020

  • Outlines factors to consider when using injectable steroids for pain management during Covid-19 pandemic


Administration update (11th November 2020): administrative amendments made to this page only.