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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: Diuretics

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Thiazides and related diuretics (includes bendroflumethiazide,…

Safety in Lactation: Treatment of glaucoma

18 September 2020With the exception of acetazolamide (oral/IV) antiglaucoma drugs are administered as eyedrops which have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to…

What medicines should be avoided by patients suffering from “sulfa allergy”?

12 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited evidence available on cross-sensitivity between sulfonamide-containing medicines and lists classes of medication that contain a sulfonamide in their…

Shortage of acetazolamide 250mg prolonged-release capsules (Advanz/Teva)

9 April 2020This memo advises on alternative treatment options during the shortage of acetazolamide prolonged release capsules.
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

Diamox SRAmdipharm Mercury Co Ltd

Amdipharm Mercury Co Ltd
Diamox SR
Capsule m/r 250mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from heat
Protect from light and heat in an airtight container.
29 September 2015

DiamoxAmdipharm Mercury Co Ltd

Amdipharm Mercury Co Ltd
Diamox
Tablet 250mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from heat
Protect from light and heat in an airtight container.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

For ophthalmic use

For ophthalmic use
Yes
29 July 2020

For fluid retention

For fluid retention
Yes
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Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
Very limited published evidence of safety
Small amounts in breast milk
29 July 2020