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 Formulary Chapter 24: Children's Hospital Formulary - Full Chapter
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24.01  Expand sub section  Paediatrics
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Children > 1 month

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Bone & Joint Infections

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Central Nervous System

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Ear, Nose & Throat Infections

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Eye Infections

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Respiratory Tract Infections

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Sepsis of Unknown Origin

Paediatric Antibiotic Formulary - Urinary Tract Infections

UTI in Children Guideline

Acetylcysteine injection ()
View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
Formulary
Red
 
   
Aciclovir ()
View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
Formulary
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow dosing and administration guide 
  •    
    Adenosine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Adrenaline ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Initial management of croup in Paediatrics
       
    Alfamino
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Aminophylline ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Aminophylline
       
    Amiodarone ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Amoxicillin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow dosing and administration guide 
  •    
    Beclometasone inhaler ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Benzydamine oral spray ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Benzylpenicillin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
       
    Budesonide nebules ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Captopril ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
    Licensed liquid available 
       
    Carbamazepine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Cefalexin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  UTI in Children Guideline
       
    CefoTAXime ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    CefTRIAXone ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
    Link  UTI in Children Guideline
       
    CefUROXime ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Cetirizine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Chloral hydrate ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Chlorphenamine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Clarithromycin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
  • Oral - BNFc
  • IV - follow prescribing and administration guide 
  •    
    Clindamycin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary Suspension is unlicensed 
       
    Clonidine (growth hormone stimulation test) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Clonidine growth hormone stimulation test
       
    Co-amoxiclav ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow dosing and administration guide 
  •    
    Desmopressin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Dexamethasone ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Initial management of croup in Paediatrics
       
    Controlled Drug Diamorphine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric Pain Policy
       
    Diazepam ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Diethylstilboestrol (pre-pubertal priming) ()
    (Stilboestrol)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    See individual protocols for clonidine and glucagon stimulation tests 
       
    Dobutamine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Dobutamine
       
    Dopamine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Dopamine
       
    Duocal Super Soluble Powder
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Elemental 028 Extra Liquid
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Elemental 028 Extra Powder
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Erythromycin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Fentanyl ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Flucloxacillin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow dosing and administration guide 
  •    
    Fluconazole ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Fluids intravenous ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Forceval Junior
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red

    Approved by APC 05/18 for use by prescribers following: GUIDELINES FOR THE IN-PATIENT MANAGEMENT OF PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH EATING DISORDERS (UNDER 16 YEARS) See link

     
    Link  Guidelines for the in-patient management of paediatric patients with eating disorders (Under 16 years)
       
    Fortini
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Fortini Compact Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Furosemide ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Gentamicin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  UTI in Children Guideline
       
    Glucagon ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
    Link  Glucagon test of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis in children
       
    Heparin (unfractionated) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Hydrocortisone cream/ointment ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Hydrocortisone injection ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
       
    Hyoscine butylbromide ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Ibuprofen ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Paediatric Pain Policy
       
    Immunoglobulins ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    High Cost Medicine
     
       
    Infatrini
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional products list approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional Products List
       
    Infatrini Peptisorb
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Insulin aspart (Novorapid) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Insulin degludec (Tresiba) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Insulin detemir (Levemir) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Insulin glargine (Abasaglar) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow prescribing and administration guide 
  •    
    Insulin lispro (Humalog) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Ipratropium ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
       
    Lactulose  ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Lansoprazole ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Levetiracetam ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Lorazepam ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Macrogol sachets ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Magnesium sulfate (acute asthma) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Magnesium
       
    Meropenem ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    On the advice of Microbiology 
       
    Metabolic formulary ()
     Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Controlled Drug Methylphenidate ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Metoclopramide ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
       
    Metronidazole ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
  • Oral - follow BNFc
  • IV - follow prescribing and administration guide 
  •    
    Controlled Drug Midazolam buccal (Buccolam) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Controlled Drug Midazolam injection ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Midazolam injection
       
    Montelukast ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Morphine injection
    Link  Paediatric Pain Policy
    Link  Prescribing oral morphine in children for TTOs
       
    Neocate Junior Powder
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Nitrofurantoin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  UTI in Children Guideline
       
    Nitrous Oxide (Entonox) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
    Link  Paediatric Pain Policy
       
    Noradrenaline ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Noradrenaline
       
    Nutrini
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Nutrini Energy
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Nutrini Energy Mulifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Nutrini Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Nutrini Peptisorb
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional Products List
       
    Nutrini Peptisorb Energy
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Omeprazole ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
  • Omeprazole liquid preparations are not routinely used at HDFT - use omeprazole dispersible tablets 
  •    
    Ondansetron ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Oral rehydration sachets ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary  
       
    Paracetamol ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Paediatric Pain Policy
       
    Paraldehyde & oilve oil enema ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    Unlicensed 
       
    Controlled Drug Phenobarbital (Phenobarbitone) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Phenobarbital
       
    Phenoxymethylpenicillin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Phenytoin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph
       
    Prednisolone ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
       
    Propranolol ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Propranolol (haemangioma) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
    Unlicensed indication 
       
    Ranitidine ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    APC April 2018 -Effervescent ranitidine tablets should be used in patients under 6 years old instead of liquid due to the alcohol content of the liquid being contraindicated for this group.

     
       
    Salbutamol ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Paediatric Acute Asthma Management Guidelines
    Link  Paediatric IV drug monograph - Salbutamol
       
    Similac Alimentum
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Sodium benzoate ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    Unlicensed 
       
    Sodium picosulfate ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Sodium valproate ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Sumatriptan ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Tentrini
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Tentrini Energy
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Tentrini Energy Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Tentrini Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Tentrini Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Approved by APC 05/18 for use by prescribers following: GUIDELINES FOR THE IN-PATIENT MANAGEMENT OF PAEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH EATING DISORDERS (UNDER 16 YEARS) see link.

    Also on Paediatric Nutritional Products list - approved APC 05/18 see link

     
    Link  Guidleines for the in patient management of paediatric patients with eating disorders (Under 16 years)
       
    Tentrini Multifibre
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green

    Paediatric Nutritional Products List - approved APC 05/18

     
    Link  Paediatric Nutritional products list
       
    Testosterone (Restandol 40mg Testocaps)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber

    By specialist recommendation only.

    All monitoring is done by hospital specialist prescriber along with dose changes if appropriate during the 4 month treatment. The specialist will write to the GP with a standard clinic letter as appropriate. June 2018 APC.

     
    Controlled Drug Schedule 4 CD
       
    Tetracosactide (Synacthen) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Low dose tetracosactide (Synacthen) test for suspected adrenal insufficiency in children
       
    Timolol 0.5% long acting eye drops (topical treatment of haemangioma) ()
    (Timoptol LA)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Amber
    Unlicensed indication of a licensed drug 
       
    Tinzaparin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Topiramate (migraine) ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Tranexamic acid ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Trimethoprim ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  UTI in Children Guideline
       
    Tuberculosis medicines ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Urokinase ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Vamcomycin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Warfarin ()
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
     ....
     Non Formulary Items
    CefTAZidime  ()

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
     
    Codeine  ()

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
    Note MHRA warnings and contraindications for use in paediatric patients - not used in children at HDFT
     
    Cyclizine  ()

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
     
    Domperidone  ()

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
     
      
    Key
    note Notes
    Section Title Section Title (top level)
    Section Title Section Title (sub level)
    First Choice Item First Choice item
    Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
    Restricted Drug
    Restricted Drug
    Unlicensed Drug
    Unlicensed
    Track Changes
    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    SMC
    Scottish Medicines Consortium
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Cytotoxic Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
    High Cost Medicine
    High Cost Medicine
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    NHSE
    NHS England
    Homecare
    Homecare
    CCG
    CCG

    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description

    Amber

    Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation. Ongoing prescribing by primary care includes titration of dose and assessment of efficacy. There is no need for ongoing monitoring other than for general adverse effects as listed in the BNF & SPC.  

    Amber Shared Care

    Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation only under a shared care protocol once the patient has been stabilised. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Harrogate & Rurual District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC).   

    Black

    Medicines which the Harrogate & Rural District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC) has reviewed and does not recommend for use at present based on a review of clinical and/or cost effectiveness data.   

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary care within their licensed indication in accordance with nationally recognised formularies e.g. BNF, BNF for Children, Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.  

    Grey

    Medicines which the Harrogate & Rural District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC) have not yet reviewed.   

    Red

    Medicines for hospital use only. The responsibility for initiation and monitoring treatment should rest with an appropriate hospital clinician. The drug should be supplied by the hospital for the duration of the treatment course. Primary care prescriber initiation or continuation of treatemnt is not recommended.  

    netFormulary