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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1957) Last page : ( 1961)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00401.7

A study on development and evaluation of a paediatric formulary in a tertiary care hospital

Nithya S., Mohan M. Rani*

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Sciences, Technology and Advanced Studies(VISTAS), Vels University, Chennai-600117, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rani2193@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

“The formulary is a continually revised compilation of pharmaceuticals, which reflects the current clinical judgment of the medical staffs including physicians, pharmacist and nurses and other experts in the diagnosis, prophylaxis, or treatment of disease and promotion of health”. The paediatric formulary is the formulary of paediatric medicines approved by Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee for use in the Hospital. It helps to rationalize the therapy for children. Present study involved development of a formulary for the hospital and comparing it with the list of WHO Model Formulary, National Essential List of Medicine. The monograph contents were compared with National Formulary of India, British National Formulary and WHO Model Formulary. Prepared hospital formulary consisted of 84 generic drugs of various categories and 5 fixed dose combinations. Availability of brands varied from single to many. Monographs were prepared for all the selected 84 drugs in the hospital pharmacy with the following contents: Therapeutic category, Indication, Contraindications, Precautions/Warnings, Adverse reactions, Paediatric Dosage, Pregnancy, Drug interactions, Brands available. The prepared formulary was compared with WHO and IAP drug formulary on various parameters involved in formularies. This formulary promotes the safe and effective use of medicines.

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Keywords

Formulary, Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee, National Formulary of India, British National Formulary and WHO Model Formulary, IAP drug formulary.

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