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Safety in Lactation: Opioid dependence

27 October 2020An assessment of the risks associated with breastfeeding by an opioid-dependent mother, in terms of sustaining successful breastfeeding and possible exposure of the infant to…

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…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  

What are the clinically significant drug interactions with tobacco smoking?

23 March 2020This Medicines Q&A summarises those drug interactions with tobacco smoking that are considered to be most clinically important. Most interactions between drugs and tobacco smoking…

What naloxone doses should be used in adults to urgently reverse the effects of opioids?

19 December 2019The opioid antagonist, naloxone, is a highly effective antidote the use of which is potentially life-saving. The drug has a role in a wide range…