Swine flu and rheumatology patients
14 July 2009
View Advice for Rheumatology Patients
written by Clinical Affairs Committee member, Dr Suzanne Lane.
There is little information base on which to base recommendations and therefore a consensus amongst rheumatologists has been adopted. We would recommend that local procedures for information governence are followed prior to distribution to patients
For other advice on managing flu in rheumatology patients please follow Department of Health advice, and Guidance from the Royal College of Physicians.
Colleagues should be aware of potential interactions with methotrexate and tamiflu, which may increase the bioavailability of methotrexate. View guidance from UK Medicines Information.
View advice on treating children from BSPAR
View the Department of Health's revised planning assumptions in relation to the current swine flu pandemic. (Please note only BSR and BHPR members registered on this site can view this document.) The assumptions are intended to assist local planning across all public and private sector organisations. Planning assumptions are for both pan-UK and local areas, to take account of the potential variation in epidemic profile from one local area to another.