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These are critical evaluations of the evidence relating to the safety and risk of using medicines in breastfeeding mothers.

  • Q&As (Q) are from the UKMi Medicines Q&As which are also available on the NHS Evidence website.
  • Summaries (S) are produced by UKDILAS in response to more complex or obscure issues.

Antidepressants - introduction (Q)
Antidepressants - miscellaneous (Q) (reboxetine, venlafaxine, duloxetine, mirtazepine, MAOIs)
Antidepressants - SSRI (Q)
Antidepressants - tricyclic (Q)
Antidepressants - complementary (Q)
Antihistamines (Q) 
Antimalarials (Q)
Antiplatelet agents - oral (Q)
Antipsychotics - atypical (Q)
Antipsychotics - first generation (Q)
Azathioprine (Q)
Chenodeoxycholic acid (S)
Chloramphenicol (Q)
Codeine (Q)
Domperidone (S)
Emergency contraception (Q)
Fluconazole (Q)
Gabapentin; Pregabalin (Q)
Glyceryl trinitrate - rectal (Q)
H2 antagonists (Q)
Headlice (Q)
Ibuprofen (Q)
Inadequate lactation (Q)
Lamotrigine (Q)
Metronidazole (Q)
Oseltamivir; Zanamivir (Q)
Paracetamol (Q)
Penicillins; Cephalosporins (Q)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (Q)
Pubic lice (Q)
Termination of pregnancy (Q) (mifepristone, misoprostol, gemeprost)
Triptans (Q)
Yellow fever vaccine (Q)