bnf68September 15 2014

The latest print version of the British National Formulary is now available.

BNF 68 contains a number of significant updates including:

• prescribing with regard to the incidence of venous thromboembolism with combined hormonal contraceptives
• new children’s doses of amoxicillin, ampicillin and naloxone
• the restriction of domperidone to Prescription Only Medicine status following a review of the risks and benefits of its use
• new recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations
• the latest guidance on self-administration of adrenaline for anaphylaxis
• the use of paracetamol in children
• revised guidance on epilepsy treatments.

While the BNF is updated online monthly, the print version is published six monthly. The most recent online updates include:

• information on adverse drug reactions in children, to improve par5ediatric pharmacovigilance
• malaria prophylaxis
• the inclusion of bedaquiline for multiple-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis in combination with other medicines.

Copies and online subscriptions can be purchased via the Pharmaceutical Press website.

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Pharmaceutical Press