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
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
Store in tight, light-resistant containers.
23 November 2022

Lactation Safety Information

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