Specific medicine switches for solid dose and liquid formulations

13 September 2023Certain medicines require additional monitoring and dose adjustments when switching between solid dose and liquid formulations.

Example medicines to prescribe by brand name in primary care

27 March 2022Prescribe certain medicines by brand to ensure supply of the same product. Examples are grouped by therapeutic area. The list of products is not exhaustive.

How should medicines be dosed in children who are obese?

28 May 2021Review on how to calculate medicine doses in children who are obese which includes a table on commonly prescribed medicines.

The Use of Generic Anti Epileptics Drugs in Patients with Epilepsy

28 September 2020Consensus views of the Pharmaceutical Market Support Group and the UK Clinical Pharmacists Association: Neurosciences Group on the safety and appropriateness of switching between brand…
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Lactation Safety Information

Oral / Rectal For epilepsy

Oral / Rectal
For epilepsy
Suitable alternative antiepileptic
Significant published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Relatively high, but subtherapeutic, amounts in breast milk
Case reports of sedation, poor suckling, regurgitation with vomiting, withdrawal reactions, and hepatic dysfunction in infants exposed to carbamazepine via breast milk
Monitor infant for GI symptoms and signs of liver dysfunction
18 September 2018