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BNF 83 (British National Formulary) March 2022

£32.95

For use in developing countries only

  • ISBN: 9780857114341

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The British National Formulary (BNF) is the first choice for concise medicines information. Trusted by healthcare professionals across the world to support confident decision-making at the point of care.
The new edition (BNF 83) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines, plus legal and professional guidelines.
Extensive content updates in the BNF 83 edition include:
New monographs for:
  • Acarizax® [house dust mite extract] for house dust mite allergic rhinitis or house dust mite allergic asthma
  • Adakveo® [crizanlizumab] for vaso-occlusive crises in sickle-cell disease
  • Adtralza® [tralokinumab] for atopic eczema
  • Bijuve® [estradiol with progesterone] for menopausal symptoms
  • Evrenzo® [roxadustat] for symptomatic anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease
  • Evrysdi® [risdiplam] for 5q spinal muscular atrophy
  • Kesimpta® [ofatumumab] for multiple sclerosis
  • Klisyri® [tirbanibulin] for actinic keratosis on face or scalp
  • Lagevrio® [molnupiravir] for COVID-19
  • Leqvio® [inclisiran] for primary hypercholesterolaemia or mixed dyslipidaemia
  • Lumykras® [sotorasib] for non-small cell lung cancer with KRAS G12C mutation
  • Ontozry® [cenobamate] for focal seizures with or without secondary generalisation
  • Orladeyo® [berotralstat] for hereditary angioedema
  • Pemazyre® [pemigatinib] for cholangiocarcinoma with fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) fusion or rearrangement
  • Ponvory® [ponesimod] for multiple sclerosis
  • Rukobia® [fostemsavir] for HIV drug-resistant infection
  • Ryaltris® [mometasone furoate with olopatadine] for allergic rhinitis
  • Ryeqo® [relugolix with estradiol and norethisterone acetate] for uterine fibroids
  • Verquvo® [vericiguat] for chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
  • Zibor® [bemiparin sodium] for prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis in general and orthopaedic surgery, and prevention of clotting in extracorporeal circuits
MHRA advice on:
  • Adrenaline/epinephrine auto-injectors: reminder for prescribers to support safe and effective use
  • Aflibercept (Eylea®) solution for intravitreal injection: higher risk of intraocular pressure increase with the pre-filled syringe
  • Atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) and other immune-stimulatory anti-cancer drugs: risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs)
  • CDK4/6 inhibitors: reports of interstitial lung disease and pneumonitis, including severe cases
  • Chloramphenicol eye drops containing borax or boric acid buffers: use in children younger than 2 years
  • Dapagliflozin (Forxiga®) 5mg should no longer be used for the treatment of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Levothyroxine sodium: new prescribing advice for patients who experience symptoms on switching between different levothyroxine products
  • Oral retinoid medicines: temporary monitoring advice during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz®): increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and malignancies with use of tofacitinib relative to TNF-alpha inhibitors, and new measures to minimise risk
  • Topical corticosteroids: information on the risk of topical steroid withdrawal reactions
  • Venetoclax (Venclyxto®): updated recommendations on tumour lysis syndrome (TLS) in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) patients
  • Yellow fever vaccine, live (Stamaril®): new pre-vaccination checklist
Other significant changes include updated guidance on:
  • COVID-19 updated guidance in-line with Public Health England/UK Health Security Agency recommendations, including reports of myocarditis and pericarditis with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
  • Advice on use of Dapagliflozin in renal impairment, including new indication for chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic hyperglycaemic emergencies
  • Direct-acting oral anticoagulants
  • Emergency contraception
  • Malaria prophylaxis in-line with Public Health England recommendations
  • Management of acne
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes
  • Management of anaphylaxis
  • Management of secondary bacterial infection of common skin conditions
  • Management of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
  • Prescribing in renal impairment
  • Rabies vaccine and post-exposure management
  • Recommended insulin regimens in type 1 diabetes
  • Tetanus vaccine and the use of immunoglobulin for tetanus infection and prophylaxis in-line with Public Health England recommendations
BNF 83 is an essential publication, it provides you with:
  • Up-to-date information on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines
  • Authoritative, independent guidance on best practice enabling you to select safe and effective medicines
  • Information you know you can trust for quality, reliability, and independence
  • Everything you need at your fingertips, all in one book