Managing specific interactions with smoking

31 October 2023When individuals taking certain medicines stop, start or re-start smoking, monitoring and dose changes may be needed.

Safety in Lactation: Antipsychotics

22 September 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Oral and non-depot antipsychotics with less…
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Lactation Safety Information


Quetiapine, Haloperidol
Moderate published evidence indicates that maternal oral doses up to 20mg daily produce low levels in breast milk
Long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
Occasional adverse effects reported including somnolence, lethargy poor sucking, irritability and tremor
Monitor infant for sedation, poor feeding, behavioural effects, extrapyramidal symptoms, and developmental milestones
17 September 2020

Depot injection

Depot injection
see entry under Olanzapine embonate
17 September 2020