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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: Antimuscarinic drugs

5 November 2020These antimuscarinics are used as premedication, to dry secretions, and for intraoperative bradycardia. They are given as a single dose by injection, repeated if necessary…

Safety in Lactation: Mydriatics and cycloplegics

4 November 2020Mydriatics and cycloplegics have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant, especially when used as a single dose…

Safety in Lactation: Gastrointestinal antispasmodics

20 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. There is limited evidence for drugs…

Hypersalivation – what drug treatment options are available?

1 August 2018This Medicines Q&A is one of a series of five Q&A documents to address the drug treatment of hypersalivation (drooling or sialorrhoea). It gives a…

Drug-induced hypersalivation – what treatment options are available?

1 August 2018This Medicines Q&A summarises published studies or case reports concerning the pharmacological treatment of drug-induced hypersalivation (drooling or sialorrhoea), particularly hypersalivation caused by clozapine. Update…

Hypersalivation – what are the treatment alternatives to glycopyrronium and hyoscine?

1 August 2018This Medicines Q&A outlines possible alternatives to hyoscine hydrobromide and glycopyrronium in the treatment of non drug-induced hypersalivation, e.g. botulinum toxin, amitriptyline, atropine (eye drops…