Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

7th edition

Author(s):Sean Ainsworth, Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Neonatal Unit, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, UK



The Neonatal Formulary continues to provide comprehensive guidance on the safe use of all the drugs prescribed during pregnancy and commonly given to babies during labour, delivery, and the first year of life. This latest update is based on the 7th edition with additional features, enhanced functionality and ongoing updates.

Neonatal Formulary: Drug Use in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life provides improved and detailed coverage of the many drugs that are given to women during pregnancy and during lactation where the baby's welfare must be borne in mind as well as that of the mother. Thus the whole 'pregnancy through to parenthood' journey is treated as a continuous event with information about drug use and the effects of drugs at all stages of the development from fetus to infant.

Key Features
  • Contains monographs on over 230 drugs listed in alphabetical order, used most often during labour and the first few months of life
  • Offers guidance on drug storage, safe drug administration, the care and use of intravascular lines, and the recognition, management and reporting of adverse reactions
  • Provides information on the main drugs used to modify the diet of babies with congenital enzyme deficiencies
  • A guide to some of the artificial milks used in babies with reflux, lactose intolerance and allergy
  • Identifies and provides electronic access to all relevant systematic Cochrane reviews
  • Significant interactions between drugs
  • Section available on how to administer bolus and IV infusions safely

Unique Features

Full color images: This product includes images that help bring the content to life.

Update Policy: Edition-based. New editions are released when the content changes significantly; there is no standard schedule for new editions.


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