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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…

Choosing a suitable antidepressant for people with coronary heart disease (CHD)

2 July 2021Prescribers may need to choose a safe antidepressant in people with CHD. We guide on available options. We do not cover management of complex depression.

Safety in Lactation: Dopaminergic drugs used in Parkinsons disease

25 September 2020Although rare, Parkinson’s disease can occur in younger women of childbearing age. Dopamine receptor agonists are used either alone or as an adjunct to levodopa…

What is serotonin syndrome and which medicines cause it?

22 May 2020This Medicines Q&A outlines the causes and symptoms of serotonin syndrome and provides examples of medicines with the potential to cause serotonin syndrome.  
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EldeprylOrion Pharma (UK) Ltd

Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd
Eldepryl
Tablets 5mg, 10mg
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Protect from light & moisture
26 October 2015

ZelaparCephalon UK Ltd

Cephalon UK Ltd
Zelapar
Tablets orodispersible 1.25 mg
R2 · Red 2Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Hygroscopic, unsuitable for inclusion in MCA.
26 October 2015

Lactation Safety Information

No
Levodopa, (as co-beneldopa or co-careldopa)
May interfere with lactation
No published evidence of safety
Monoamine-oxidase-B inhibitor
7 August 2020