Drug information links
Pregnancy and neonates
- Medicines in breastfeeding (Lactmed) - US based website containing information about the use of medicines and other chemicals during breastfeeding, very practical & evidence based.
- Medication prescribing in neonates - see the SCN drug monographs in the SCN guidelines section.
- Note that our Paediatric Unit uses the following references (in order) for suggested drug dosing in children:
- Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) – Paediatric
- Paediatric Pharmacopoeia
- Frank Shann’s DrugDoses (this resource uses higher doses than many as it is written for ICU settings – this should only be used by experienced prescribers of paediatric medicines, or under consultant/senior registrar supervision).
- Please note that the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines are suitable for use as a paediatric dosing reference, however care must be used to ensure the drug formulation is not only available at RCH (e.g. adrenaline 1% solution for croup).
- Please note that MIMS is generally not used at BHS as a paediatric dosing reference.
- Medication prescribing in children - mandatory rules for all medication prescribing in children.
- Paracetamol recommendations - using ideal body weight, not actual body weight.
- Codeine recommendations - updates from the TGA regarding codeine.
- Tramadol recommendations - updated from the FDA regarding tramadol.
- Medicines for Children - UK based website providing medicine information leaflets specifically written for children