The expert source of drug information in palliative and hospice care

The Palliative Care Formulary provides unrivalled and expert drug information for health professionals when caring for adult patients facing progressive life-limiting diseases. This trusted source goes beyond standard references providing health professionals with in-depth and practical guidance on drugs and treatment regimens to help improve quality of life.

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Independent information on general and specialist drug use in palliative care

 

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Comprehensive guidance for use across all stages of the patient journey

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Rigorously researched information grounded firmly in everyday clinical practice

Publication Updates

12 Jul
Palliative Care Formulary July 2022 Update

This update contains 1 new monograph and 15 revised monographs.

New monographs:
Quick Clinical Guide: Setting up a BD BodyGuard T syringe pump for CSCI.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Melatonin; Renal impairment.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Anti-epileptics; Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs; Continuous subcutaneous drug infusions; Drug administration to patients with swallowing difficulties or enteral feeding tubes; Drug names; Drugs for diabetes mellitus; Haemostatics; Haloperidol; Hepatic impairment; Phenobarbital; Prolongation of the QT interval in palliative care; Strong opioids; The use of medicinal products beyond (off-label) and without (unauthorized) Marketing Authorization.

14 Jun
Palliative Care Formulary June 2022 Update

This update contains 1 new monograph and 11 revised monographs.

New monograph:
Quick Clinical Guide: Administration of drugs by enteral feeding tube.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Antidepressants; Drug administration to patients with swallowing difficulties or enteral feeding tubes; Duloxetine; Mirtazapine; Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors; Trazodone, Tricyclic antidepressants (formerly Amitriptyline); Venlafaxine.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Antipsychotics; Appendix 2: Opioid dose conversion ratios; Variability in response to drugs.

10 May
Palliative Care Formulary May 2022 Update

This update contains 6 revised monographs.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Appendix 1: Anaphylaxis; Urinary antimuscarinics.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Demeclocycline; Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH); Metoclopramide; Progestogens.

11 Apr
Palliative Care Formulary April 2022 Update

This update contains 2 revised monographs.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Morphine; *Propofol.

08 Mar
Palliative Care Formulary March 2022 Update

This update contains 11 revised monographs.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Buprenorphine; Fentanyl (transmucosal); Quick Clinical Guide: Use of transdermal buprenorphine patches; Urinary tract infections.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
Celecoxib; Diclofenac sodium; Ibuprofen; Ketorolac trometamol; Naproxen; Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); Quick Clinical Guide: Death rattle (noisy rattling breathing).

08 Feb
Palliative Care Formulary February 2022 Update

This update contains 11 revised monographs.

The following monographs have been fully revised:
Bisphosphonates; Denosumab.

The following monographs have undergone minor revision:
5HT3 antagonists; Depot corticosteroid injections; Inhaled corticosteroids; Magnesium; Mucolytics (oral); Principles of use of analgesics; Progestogens; Systemic corticosteroids; Valproate.

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