Example medicines to prescribe by brand name in primary care
27 March 2022Prescribe certain medicines by brand to ensure supply of the same product. Examples are grouped by therapeutic area. The list of products is not exhaustive.
Switching between liquid and tablet/capsule formulations - Which medicines require extra care?
19 July 2021For a small number of medicines, there are differences in equivalent doses of oral formulations of the same medicine. This needs to be considered when…
22 June 2021
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.
The Use of Generic Anti Epileptics Drugs in Patients with Epilepsy
28 September 2020Consensus views of the Pharmaceutical Market Support Group and the UK Clinical Pharmacists Association: Neurosciences Group on the safety and appropriateness of switching between brand…
Lactation Safety Information
Suitable alternative antiepileptic
Moderate level of published evidence of use in breastfeeding
Small amounts in breast milk
Used in full-term neonates from birth
Single case report of methemoglobinemia in breastfed infant
Case reports of sedation and poor feeding in breastfed infants; other concomitant drugs may have been involved
29 July 2020