Patients with a peanut allergy requiring a medicine containing soya
For information on what issues should be considered in patients with peanut allergy requiring a medicine containing soya, please click here.
Medicine Safety - Assurance from GP Practices Flowchart
Using emollients with oxygen
New data have confirmed that the risk of breast cancer is increased during use of all types of HRT, except vaginal oestrogens, and have also shown that an excess risk of breast cancer persists for longer after stopping HRT than previously thought.
Prescribers of HRT should discuss the updated total risk with women using HRT at their next routine appointment. Resources are provided to assist with this discussion. A Drug Safety Update article is also available on the MHRA’s website to support this alert.
NICE and TEWV Foundation Trust recommend that dosulepin is not prescribed. TEWV have produced information on reviewing and stopping dosulepin which can be found, here.
Esmya (Ulipristal Acetate)
Valproate medicines (Epilim, Depakote): contraindicated in women and girls of childbearing potential unless conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programme are met. More information can be found HERE.
Risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly in long-term use. More information can be found HERE.