Antimicrobial Patient Group Direction (PGD) Templates

20 January 2021Antimicrobial PGD templates support the use of medicines in line with national guidance, reducing variation and duplication to improve consistency of care.

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…

How should medicines be dosed in children who are obese?

18 October 2018Obesity results in physiological changes that can affect the volume of distribution and the clearance of drugs. The extent of these changes is variable and…

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,…
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Lactation Safety Information

Small amounts in breast milk
5 August 2020