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Safety in Lactation: Simple analgesics and combination analgesic preparations

26 October 2020Paracetamol is the simple analgesic of choice in breastfeeding mothers. Choice of an alternative will depend on level of analgesia required. Paracetamol should be adequate…

Can breastfeeding mothers take paracetamol or paracetamol combination products?

3 June 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence for the safety of paracetamol in breastfeeding mothers. The updated version also contains information on paracetamol combination…

How should medicines be dosed in children who are obese?

18 October 2018Review on how to calculate medicine doses in children who are obese which includes a table on commonly prescribed medicines.

In use product safety assessment report for intravenous paracetamol in paediatrics

17 July 2018In May 2010, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a safety update to healthcare professionals in the UK highlighting the risk of…

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

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets, Caplets and Capsules 500mg
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light, store in airtight containers, protect from moisture and heat.
11 May 2015

genericNon-proprietary

Non-proprietary
generic
Tablets soluble 500mg
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Soluble tablets - unsuitable for MCA.
11 May 2015

Panadol OAGlaxoSmithKline UK

GlaxoSmithKline UK
Panadol OA
Tablets f/c 1 gram
A2 · Amber 2No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Protect from light, store in airtight containers, protect from moisture and heat.
11 May 2015

Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Analgesic of choice in breastfeeding for mild to moderate pain
Extensive experience and moderate evidence for safe use in breastfeeding
Small amounts in breast milk
Used in premature and newborn infants
10 April 2020
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