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 Formulary Chapter 24: Children's Hospital Formulary - Full Chapter
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24.01  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 ()
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Formulary
Red
 
   
Aciclovir ()
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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

    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)
       
    Testosterone (Restandol® 40mg Testocaps)
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    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
     
       
    24.16  Neonatal Formulary
     note 


    Abidec (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
    For all pre-term infants < 34 weeks gestation and/or <1500g birth weight.

    Dose: 0.6ml once daily (unlicensed dose)

    Commence when tolerated milk feed (formula or breast) ≥ 165ml/kg/day.

    Continue up to 6-12 months of age depending on diet.

    Dalivit® is available when there are supply problems with Abidec, however the dose is 0.3ml daily due to the higher vitamin A content. 
       
    Aciclovir (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Leeds formulary monograph - aciclovir
       
    Adrenaline  (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph
       
    Alprostadil (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
    500microgram/ml injection 
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph
       
    Amoxicillin (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
       
    Atracurium (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - atracurium
       
    Atropine (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Neonatal intubation dosing guide - atropine
       
    BCG vaccination (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Benzylpenicillin (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Neonatal sepsis guideline (with meningitis)
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - benzylpenicillin
       
    Blood Products (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
  • Not pharmacy products - order from Blood Bank 
  •    
    Caffeine citrate (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Calcium gluconate (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Leeds formulary monograph - calcium gluconate
       
    Carobel (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Cefotaxime (Neonatal)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
  • Cefotaxime for any indication requires microbiology approval, including patients transferred to the unit where cefotaxime has already been initiated 
  • Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - cefotaxime
       
    Ceftazidime (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Cefuroxime (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Chloramphenicol (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Chlorothiazide (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Clarithromycin (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Co-amoxiclav (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • Oral dosing for chest infections in neonates without IV access (providing there have been no previous resistant gram negative bacteria isolated): dose as per BNFc (click icon to the left). When prescribed ensure the concentration (125/31) is clearly written on the prescription.
  • IV dosing on the recommendation of microbiology only: dose as per BNFc (click icon to the left), administration as per Paediatric Medusa IV Guide (see link below) 
  • Link  Paediatric Medusa IV Guide
       
    Colecalciferol (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
    3000units/ml oral solution (unlicensed) 
       
    Cyclopentolate 0.5% eye drops (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Dexamethasone (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Acellular, Component), Poliomyelitis (Inactivated) and Haemophilus Type b Conjugate Vaccine (Adsorbed), Hepatitis B (Infanrix Hexa®) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
       
    Dobutamine (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - dobutamine
       
    Dopamine (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - dopamine
       
    Elfin Trial (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Erythromycin (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
  • Oral dose and administration (GORD): BNF-c 
  •    
    Controlled Drug Fentanyl (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    10microgram/ml injection (unlicensed) 
    Link  Neonatal intubation dosing guide - fentanyl
       
    Flucloxacillin (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - flucloxacillin IV
       
    Fluconazole (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - fluconazole
       
    Fluids intravenous (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
  • 'Standard' solutions containing calcium are no longer used  
  •    
    Flumazenil (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Folic acid (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
    2.5mg/5ml liquid 
       
    Furosemide (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Gentamicin (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Neonatal sepsis guideline (with meningitis)
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph
       
    Heparinised saline (Neonatal)
    View SPC online  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph
       
    Hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • Dose: BNF-c 
  •    
    Hydrocortisone (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph
       
    Ibuprofen (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Immunisations (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
       
    Immunoglobulins (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
  • To request immunoglobulin, a clinician request form (see link below) needs to be completed before discussion with pharmacy 
  • Link  IVIg request form
       
    Insulin (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    50units in 50ml pre-filled syringe 
       
    Isoniazid (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • For treatment of congenital tuberculosis see BNFc 
  •    
    Lidocaine (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • Infiltration anaesthesia: BNFc 
  •    
    Magnesium sulphate (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Leeds formulary monograph - magnesium
       
    Meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
    primary immunisation schedule 
       
    Meropenem (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - meropenem
       
    Metanium (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Metronidazole (Neonatal)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  IV dose and administration: prescribing and administration monograph
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - metronidazole
       
    Miconazole oral gel / topical cream (Daktarin®) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Controlled Drug Midazolam (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - midazolam
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine sulphate (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - pain, sedation
       
    Naloxone (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Noradrenaline (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Nutriprem 2 (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Nystatin (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
    Oral liquid
    Topical cream discontinued 
       
    Octenisan (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
  • Use daily as a wash from 28 weeks of age 
  •    
    Omeprazole (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Palivizumab (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    High Cost Medicine
  • Restricted to use for RSV prophylaxis in patients who meet the Yorkshire and Humber Specialised Commissioning Group criteria 
  •    
    Pancuronium (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - pancuronium
       
    Paracetamol (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Controlled Drug Phenobarbital (Phenobarbitone) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - phenobarbital IV
       
    Phenylephrine 2.5% minims (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Phenytoin (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - phenytoin
       
    Pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar13) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
       
    Poractant alfa (Curosurf) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
    High Cost Medicine
     
       
    Proxymetacaine 0.5% eye drops (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Ranitidine (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Amber

    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.

     
       
    Rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
       
    Salbutamol (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • For the management of hyperkalaemia. If IV route is unavailable, follow guidance in BNFc. 
  •    
    Sodium bicarbonate (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Yorkshire & Humber Neonatal Network Monograph - sodium bicarbonate
       
    Sodium chloride (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
  • Oral product used at HDFT is sodium chloride 1mmol/1mL 200mL (unlicensed medicine) 
  •    
    Sodium Phosphate (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
    Joulies phosphate solution (unlicensed medicine) 
       
    Spironolactone (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Suxamethonium (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Neonatal intubation dosing guide - suxamethonium
       
    Syrup BP (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Red
    Unlicensed
    For cannulation 
       
    Sytron (Sodium feredetate) (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
    For all breast milk fed babies, particularly if:
    1. Weight <1500g
    2. <34 weeks gestation
    3. IUGR

    Consider iron supplementation in mixed fed infants if they are fed more breast milk than formula.

    Commence at 28 days of age.
    Continue up to 6-12 months of age depending on diet.

    Dose: 1ml per day or 0.5ml per day if mixed fed.

    Note: ESPGHAN recommends a dose of 2-3mg/kg/day. Iron supplementation may be started at 2-6 weeks of postnatal age. Anaemia of prematurity is not iron deficiency. 
       
    Tetracaine (Ametop®) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Thick and Easy (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Amber
     
       
    Trimethoprim (Neonatal)
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    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Vaccines - primary immunisation course (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Green
     
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
       
    Vancomycin (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
    Link  Leeds formulary monograph - vancomycin
       
    Vitamin K (phytomenadione) (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
     
       
    Zidovudine (Neonatal)
    View SPC online View childrens BNF  Track Changes
    Formulary
    Red
  • Follow BHIVA guidelines 
  • Link  Leeds formulary monograph - zidovudine IV
       
     ....
     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
     
    Dalivit  (Neonatal)

    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
     
    Dinoprostone (Prostaglandin E2)  (Neonatal)

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
  • Dinoprostone not licensed for this indication - use alprostadil
  •  
    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Acellular, Component), Poliomyelitis (Inactivated) and Haemophilus Type b Conjugate Vaccine (Adsorbed) (Pediacel®)  (Neonatal)
    (Changed to Infanrix Hexa)

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Green
    Link  Immunisation schedule - Public Health England
     
    Domperidone  ()

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
     
    Indometacin  (Neonatal)

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
  • 2014: product discontinued by manufacturer - consider ibuprofen as an alternative agent
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    Sucrose 24%  (Neonatal)

    View SPC online View childrens BNF Track Changes
    Non Formulary
    Red
    Now using Syrup BP
     
      
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    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
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    Scottish Medicines Consortium
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    Controlled Drug
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    High Cost Medicine
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
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    NHS England
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    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.  

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