Oral retinoids & the Pregnancy Prevention Programme

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This pharmacy guide covers safe prescribing, dispensing and counselling advice to protect all patients who use oral retinoids, including female patients who are at risk of pregnancy under the Pregnancy Prevention Programme (PPP).

Sections on this page

  • What is the Pregnancy Prevention Programme?
  • Does the PPP apply to all retinoids?
  • Do all female patients have to enter the PPP?
  • Pregnancy testing under the PPP<
  • Contraception requirements under the PPP
  • Education for healthcare professionals and patients
  • Prescribing under the PPP
  • Monitoring
  • Dispensing retinoids under the PPP
  • Counselling for all patients (male and female) on retinoids
  • When to refer
  • Further information

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