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General Information

British National Formulary (BNF)

 

BNF mobile app

 

BNF for Children

 

electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)

Summaries of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflets for many UK licensed medicines

MHRA SPC and PIL website

Summaries of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflets for all UK licensed medicines

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

 

Evidence Search – Health and Social Care

NHS search engine which indexes evidence-based information from hundreds of trustworthy and accredited sources

UKMi Medicines Q&As

About 270 high quality, evidence-based and quality controlled answers to common or unusual questions about medicines

OTC Directory

A directory of UK “over the counter” medicines

Drug Tariff

 

 

 

 

Adverse Effects, Cautions and Contraindications

Drug Safety Update

A monthly newsletter from the MHRA covering the latest issues in the safe use of medicines.

Drug Analysis Prints (DAPs)

Raw data from Yellow Card reports of suspected adverse drug reactions

LiverTox

Diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of drug-induced liver injury.

 

 

Breast feeding

 

Drugs in pregnancy and Lactation by Briggs

This volume provides practical and up-to-date information on more than 1000 drugs for health professionals caring for pregnant and lactating women.

Drugs during pregnancy and lactation by Schaefer

This work presents the state of knowledge about drugs in pregnancy. In each chapter information is presented separately for two different aspects of the problem seeking a drug appropriate for prescription during pregnancy, and assessing the risk of a drug when exposure has already taken place.

LactMed

US National Library of Medicine database

UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service Database

 

 

Contraception

Family Planning Association

 

Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare

Useful guidelines including choice of a contraceptive agent at different ages, in breast feeding, inflammatory bowel disease, interactions, missed pills and using pills outside their product licence, EHC and product reviews.

 

 

Diagnostic Tests

Lab Tests online

Patient orientated information about clinical laboratory tests.

 

 

Drug Misuse

Drug Misuse and Dependence – UK Guidelines on Clinical Management (“The Orange Guide”)

 

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (USA)

 

Talk to Frank

UK national drug misuse education service

 

 

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based resources for health & medicines

University of Bath library web-page including links to a variety of evidence-based practice resources

 

 

Herbal Medicines

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre

Information about a variety of herbal medicines, including adverse reactions and interactions

 

 

Interactions

Stockley’s Drug Interactions

 

HIV Drug Interactions

 

HIV InSite

Antiretroviral interaction advice from the University of California San Francisco

Hepatitis drug interactions

 

Cytochrome P450 interactions

Summary of drugs metabolised by and which inhibit or induce cytochrome P450 enzymes

 

 

Paediatrics

BNF for Children

 

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Paediatric Formulary

 

Medicines for Children

Information about medicines for children; their parents and carers

 

 

Palliative Care

Palliative Adult Network Guidelines (PANG)

 

Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines

 

 

 

Patient Information

NHS Choices

 

Patient UK

 

Medicines Guides

 

Netdoctor

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical

Medicines Compliance Aid (MCA) database

 

Stabilis

Summarises stability and compatibility data for intravenous medicines

 

 

Pregnancy

BUMPS – Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy

Produced by UK Teratology Information Service. Provides leaflets suitable for members of the public which can be used in discussion with a health care provider.

Drugs in pregnancy and Lactation  by Briggs

This volume provides practical and up-to-date information on more than 1000 drugs for health professionals caring for pregnant and lactating women.

Drugs during pregnancy and lactation by Schaefer

This work presents the state of knowledge about drugs in pregnancy. In each chapter information is presented separately for two different aspects of the problem seeking a drug appropriate for prescription during pregnancy, and assessing the risk of a drug when exposure has already taken place.

Mother to Baby

Patient leaflets on the safety of drugs, vaccines, herbal products, infections, diseases and other chemicals in pregnancy

 

 

Regulation

Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The UK medicines regulator

 

European Medicines Agency

The European medicines regulator

British Pharmacopoeia plus European Pharmacopoeia

 

 

 

Therapeutics

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Evidence-based guidelines for primary care

Patient UK

After putting a term in the search box you will have a list of resources to choose from.  Those with an apple and a plus sign are written for healthcare professionals and are an excellent resource with the following general headings: presentation, diagnosis, aetiology, epidemiology, assessment,  management etc.

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

A range of guidelines on women’s health

British Association of Dermatologists

A range of dermatology guidelines and patient information

Dermnet

A useful starting point for background information and advice on dermatology

 

British HIV Association Guidelines

 

HIV InSite

Information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California San Francisco

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Treatment

 

 

 

Travel Medicine

National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

Advice on malaria prophylaxis and vaccines recommended before travel to different countries

Fit for Travel

Advice on malaria prophylaxis and vaccines recommended before travel to different countries

 

 

Vaccines and Immunisation

Immunisation Against Infectious Disease (“The Green Book”)

Official Public Health England guidance on the use of vaccines, including indications, contraindications, cautions, adverse effects and interactions.