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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.

What injections can be given orally or via enteral feeding tubes?

6 November 2020This updated Medicines Q&A is a quick reference summary to different types of enteral feeding tubes, in relation to medication issues. Not all enteral feeding…

Safety in Lactation: Drugs used in nausea and vertigo

21 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. The choice of anti-emetic will depend…
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Lactation Safety Information

Domperidone (for inadequate lactation)
Prochlorperazine (as anti-emetic)
Unlicensed as a galactogogue in the UK
Moderate amount of published evidence of safety
Small to moderate amounts in breast milk
Evidence for effectiveness for inadequate lactation is limited
Use only for a short period, in a dose not exceeding 30mg daily for a maximum of five days, and avoid in mother’s with a history of depression
4 March 2019