British National Formulary


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British National Formulary

A joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. It is published biannually under the authority of a Joint Formulary Committee, comprised of representatives of the two professional bodies and the UK Health Departments. The BNF aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with sound, up-to-date information about the use of medicines.
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Review to ensure updated versions of the British National Formulary (BNF), a reference guide to medicines, is on every ward, clinic and department for staff.
Commonly used drugs in dentistry and their use in patients with acute porphyrias [Taken from: British National Formulary, 2006 and The European Porphyria Initiave, 2007] Considered Considered Drug Category Unsafe Safe Local anaesthetics Lignocaine * Lignocaine *, Prilocaine, Bupivacaine Intravenous Barbiturates Midazolom, Propofol anaesthetics Inhalation Enflurane, Halothane Nitrous Oxide, Anaesthetics Isoflurane Premedication / Diazepam Midazolom, Temazepam sedative Non opiod analgesics Diclofenac, Aspirin, Diflunisal, Mefanamic acid Dihydrocodeine Ibuprofen, Paracetamol.
Joint Formulary Committee 2005 British National Formulary 51 London, BMJ Publishing Group
Indeed, the British National Formulary (BNF), the independent drug bible, states that the assumption that these compounds can promote expectoration in the sort of doses found in cough remedies "is a myth".
The listed side effects in the British National Formulary include visual disturbances and ovarian hyperstimulation, both of which require immediate drug withdrawal.
GPs' prescribing bible, the British National Formulary, says handing out unsuitable drugs costs the NHS in Scotland pounds 10million per year.
The British National Formulary, for example, states that oral zinc therapy should only be given "when there is good evidence of deficiency" - and British doctors, like many of their American colleagues, look at zinc supplements as a dietary fad, except for their elderly patients.
02 Contract Notice: Medicines included in this framework agreement are generic medicines listed in the British National Formulary (BNF) used to treat cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.The Goods have been split into thirteen (13) categories, each of which is identified as a "Lot".
The British National Formulary releases its 2015-2016 guide to children's medicines.
Epaderm is PS6.26, hydromol is PS4.74, soluble paracetamol is PS4.02 for 60, paracetamol solid tablets are PS1.72 for 100 (Source: British National Formulary).
He was an Advisor on analgesic and on psychotropic medication (Section 4) to the British National Formulary from 1982.

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