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What injections can be given orally or via enteral feeding tubes?

6 November 2020This updated Medicines Q&A is a quick reference summary to different types of enteral feeding tubes, in relation to medication issues. Not all enteral feeding…

Safety in Lactation: Penicillins

5 November 2020Monitor infant for gastro-intestinal disturbances and oral candida infection, especially if used for prolonged periods or in high doses, although these effects are unlikely to…

What is the clinical significance of the interaction between methotrexate and penicillins?

1 October 2020The evidence for an interaction between methotrexate and penicillins is limited to case reports and animal studies. So far, there is no conclusive evidence that…

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…

Are penicillins and cephalosporins safe in breastfeeding?

11 November 2015Penicillins and cephalosporins are the antibiotics of choice during breast-feeding. Wherever possible, it is preferable to use antibiotics which have been used clinically for longer,…