Safety in Lactation: Anxiolytics.

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Use of anxiolytics in breastfeeding mothers…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability


Tablets 5mg, 10mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light. Protect from moisture. Max 28 days in MCA.
1 November 2022

Lactation Safety Information

Lorazepam, Oxazepam
Shorter-acting agent
Very limited published evidence of safety
Case report of possible seizure-like activity and cyanosis following maternal use of buspirone, fluoxetine and carbamazepine
Monitor the infant closely for drowsiness, poor feeding and adequate weight gain
18 September 2020