Using solid oral dosage form antibiotics in children

7 December 2022Crushing or dispersing whole solid dosage forms or opening capsules is an "off-label" use. This includes use for Group A streptococcal infections.

Azithromycin for the treatment of uncomplicated genital Chlamydia trachomatis and non-gonococcal/non-specific urethritis/Mycoplasma genitalium: PGD template

5 October 2021A PGD template developed by SPS and the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and British Association of HIV (BHIVA).

Safety in Lactation: Anti-infective eye preparations

30 October 2020Anti-infective preparations for ophthalmic use have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant. Systemic absorption from eye drops…

Safety in Lactation: Macrolides

21 October 2020Epidemiologic evidence indicates that the risk of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in infants might be increased by use of maternal macrolides, especially in infants exposed in…
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Lactation Safety Information


Limited published evidence of safety which shows small amounts in breast milk
Monitor infant for gastro-intestinal disturbances, oral candida infection or rash, especially if used for prolonged periods or in high doses, although these effects are unlikely to occur
30 December 2021

For ophthalmic use

For ophthalmic use
30 July 2020