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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.

Safety in Lactation: Diuretics

21 October 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Thiazides and related diuretics (includes bendroflumethiazide,…
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Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

AldactonePfizer Ltd

Pfizer Ltd
Aldactone
Tablets f/c 25mg, 50mg, 100mg
A3 · Amber 3No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Airtight container
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store in tight, light-resistant containers. Protect from moisture
9 November 2015

Lactation Safety Information

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Very limited published evidence shows very small amounts in breast milk
Used in full-term neonates from birth
Some diuretics can suppress lactation, however spironolactone is unlikely to be potent enough to have this effect when used on its own
As a precaution, monitor the infant for adequate feeding and weight gain, and lethargy
31 May 2022