Emergency contraception and breast-feeding

28 October 2020It is possible for a woman to get pregnant again very soon after the birth of a baby, even if breastfeeding, and even if periods…

Does St John’s Wort interact with Emergency Hormonal Contraception?

13 May 2020This updated Medicines Q&A evaluates the available evidence regarding an interaction between St John’s Wort and emergency hormonal contraception. Summary Levonorgestrel is a progestogen commonly…

Reproductive Health Patient Group Direction (PGD) Templates

25 March 2020SPS and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), with the support of specialist stakeholders working within clinical practice, have produced PGD templates for…

Is there a lactose-free hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

24 February 2020This Medicines Q&A provides a summary of the currently available HRT preparations that contain lactose and suggests options for lactose-free alternatives.
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Lactation Safety Information

For uterine fibroids

For uterine fibroids
No published evidence of safety
May interfere with early lactation
30 October 2020

For emergency contraception

For emergency contraception
No published evidence of safety when used as emergency contraceptive
Risks after a single maternal dose are considered to be minimal
22 September 2020