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NICE Bites - Anaphylaxis and Hepatitis C

Please go to NICE for any updates to this guideline. NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE…

Safety in Lactation: Acne and rosacea

Topical preparations for acne are considered to pose a negligible risk to a breastfeeding infant as long as precautions are taken to avoid contact of…

Safety in Lactation: Alcohol dependence

An assessment of the risks associated with breastfeeding by an alcohol-dependent mother, in terms of sustaining successful breastfeeding and possible exposure of the infant to…

Safety in Lactation: Alkylating drugs

Alkylating agents, whether used as monotherapy or in combination with other antineoplastics, are contra-indicated in breastfeeding because of their cytotoxic action on dividing cells and…

Safety in Lactation: Amoebicides

Diloxanide furoate is used for amoebicidal infections. It is the drug of choice for asymptomatic patients with E.histolytica cysts in the faeces and therefore metronidazole…

Safety in Lactation: Anthelmintics

There is very limited information on the use of anthelmintics during breastfeeding. In most infections, the use of drugs also needs to be combined with…
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