Medicines information

The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about medications, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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Intrathecal methotrexate

Intrathecal methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug which is given to prevent leukaemia cells entering the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) around the spine and brain. This drug is also used to treat leukaemia found in the CSF. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes intrathecal methotrexate, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.

Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin is a retinoid, which is a type of Vitamin A. It is commonly used for the treatment of severe acne. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what isotretinoin acid is, how it is given and some of the possible side effects.

Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epilepsy medicines, which are used to treat a number of different types of seizures (convulsions or fits) including generalised tonic-clonic seizures. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about lamotrigine, how it is given and some of its possible side effects.

Lanreotide injections

Lanreotide is used to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes lanreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.

Lisinopril

Lisinopril belongs to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. Lisinopril is used in children with heart problems to lower the blood pressure and help reduce the workload of the heart. This information sheet describes how this medicine is given and some of its possible side effects.

Melphalan

Melphalan is a chemotherapy medicine used before bone marrow transplant or high dose therapy with stem cell rescue to help treat certain types of cancer, immunology and metabolic conditions.