UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Issues for surgery

Risk of alcohol relapse if omitted.

Advice in the perioperative period

Elective and emergency surgery 


Post-operative advice

Restart post-operatively as soon as next dose is due.

Monitor renal function – dose reduction may be necessary if renal function is impaired (consult current product literature).

Interactions with common anaesthetic agents


Interactions with other common medicines used in the perioperative period


Further information

None relevant.


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