Medicine, Nursing & Dentistry
, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Medicine
BNF 72 (British National Formulary September 2016-March 2017)
Description The September 2016 British National Formulary (BNF 72) provides up-to-date, practical guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. This essential reference reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. BNF 72 has been revised and revalidated to reflect changes in product availability, emerging safety concerns and shifts in clinical practice. Access to the latest edition of the BNF is vital for healthcare professionals, as there are a large number of updates from one edition to the next. Some of the significant content updates for BNF 72 include: New safety information about the risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes with sodium valproate and valproic acid Updated guidance for conditions including asthma, obesity, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and prostate cancer New drug monographs including edoxaban, albiglutide, dulaglutide, dasabuvir, and vortioxetine Updated pregnancy-prevention advice for patients taking mycophenolate mofetil Updated guidance on the risk of hepatitis B reactivation with BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and pomalidomide Advice about the risk of ulceration with nicorandil treatment NICE guidelines including the use of vedolizumab for treating moderately to severely active Crohn's disease New guidance on suspected or confirmed drug allergy Evidence grading of BNF recommendations.