Supply and/or administration of Controlled Drugs under a PGD

16 November 2021The legal position on the supply and/or administration of controlled drugs under Patient Group Directions is summarised

Buccal midazolam for the management of seizures

5 October 2021SPS PGD template for administering buccal midazolam for the management of seizures by registered Paramedics and Nurses.

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 status epilepticus

5 November 2020Choice of treatment will be influenced by the clinical situation. The evidence for these drugs in breastfeeding is based on their longer-term use rather than…

Safety in Lactation: Sedative and analgesic peri-operative drugs

25 September 2020Benzodiazepines are used for premedication and for conscious sedation during surgery. Following short–term therapy (1-2 doses) for these indications, it is considered that breastfeeding can…
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Lactation Safety Information

Buccal for status epilepticus

for status epilepticus
Diazepam (rectal)
Limited published evidence of safety
Small amounts in breast milk
Short-term therapy (1-2 doses) considered not to pose a risk to the infant
17 September 2020

For premedication / conscious sedation

For premedication / conscious sedation
Limited published evidence of safety
Small amounts in breast milk
Shorter acting benzodiazepine
17 September 2020