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Safety in Lactation: Sympathomimetics for acute cardiac conditions

4 November 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Dobutamine, dopamine and dopexamine are inotropes…

Safety in Lactation: Topical nasal decongestants

27 October 2020Drugs used for nasal decongestion have limited systemic absorption in the mother, and pose negligible risk to a breastfed infant. There is no published evidence…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs for obstructive airways disease

25 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Bronchodilators Most bronchodilators are considered to…

What advice should be given to people with porphyria who are undergoing dental procedures?

17 March 2017An indication of the safety of various medicines commonly used by dentists in patients with acute porphyria is given. When considering the safety of medicines…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

genericWockhardt UK Ltd

Wockhardt UK Ltd
generic
Tablet 15mg, 30mg
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Ephedrine and ephedrine salts gradually decompose and darken on exposure to light.
29 September 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Parenteral

Parenteral
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No published evidence of safety
Short-term use not considered to pose risk to breastfed infant
30 July 2020

Intranasal

Intranasal
Xylometazoline
Minor adverse effect reported in infants with pseudoephedrine
Short-term use considered to present negligible risk to a breastfed infant. Theoretical risks may increase with longer-term use
30 July 2020

Oral for reversible airways obstruction

Oral
for reversible airways obstruction
Salbutamol/ Terbutaline or corticosteroid inhaler
Adrenoceptor agonist for reversible airways obstruction
No published evidence of safety
Case report of irritability, excessive crying, and disturbed sleeping patterns in a breastfed infant possibly due to an isomer of ephedrine
30 July 2020