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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…

Safety in Lactation: HIV infection

23 September 2020Breastfeeding by HIV-positive mothers may cause HIV infection in the infant and should be avoided where possible. The use of HIV drugs during breastfeeding is…

Safety in Lactation: Viral hepatitis

21 September 2020Hepatitis B: Women infected with hepatitis B can breastfeed and this does not confer any additional risk for the transmission of hepatitis B. Infants of…
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Lactation Safety Information

For HIV

For HIV
Specialist drug/complex disease area for which expert advice is recommended
24 September 2020

For viral hepatitis

For viral hepatitis
Lamivudine
Limited published evidence of safety
Minimal absorption from the infant's GI tract
Small amounts in breast milk
For hepatitis B infection
24 September 2020