Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary

The Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook: The everyday guide to pharmacy practice is an invaluable pharmacy practice resource. It can help you:

  • counsel consumers on the safe and effective use of medicines
  • identify drug-related issues
  • make clinical judgments
  • prepare extemporaneous products or modified oral formulations

What’s new

  • Five new Guidance for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine documents:
    • Adrenaline (epinephrine)
    • Astodrimer sodium
    • Glucagon
    • High-concentration fluoride toothpaste
    • Nitrates
  • Revised content:
    • Guidance for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine: Naloxone
    • Guidance for provision of a Pharmacist Only medicine: Short-acting beta2-agonists
    • Biosimilar medicines
    • Drugs in sport
    • Policies in practice
    • Medicines in breast milk
  • Three new Counselling guides for common ailments:
    • Acne
    • Dermatitis and urticaria
    • Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal thrush
  • Cautionary advisory label (CAL):
    • New CAL recommendations for 105 medicines new to the Australian market
    • Updated CAL recommendations for 265 existing medicines
    • Updated explanatory notes for CAL 3a, 3b, C
    • New CAL 24 and Opioid medicines patient information handout
    • New CAL M and explanatory notes