27 May 2009

Formulary Recommendations

Compiled and presented by Curt Johnson for RxConnexion Meeting, May 09

Section I: Primary Care Teams
Analgesics
Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Tramadol

Anti-infectives
Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Cephalexin, Ciprofloxacin, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Fluconazole
Metronidazole, TMP/sulfa, Anti-malarials selected on basis of local susceptibillity patterns
Anti-hypertensives
Atenolol or other beta blocker, Calcium Channel Blocker, Enalapril, Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide

Allergy/athsma/cough/cold
Antitussive,Diphenhydramine, Loratadine, Inhalers (e.g. albuterol)

Antiparasite:
-Anthelmintics - albendazole or mebendazole
-Scabicide- (benzyl benzoate 25% emulsion is useful but not available commercially in U.S.,
perhaps purchase in-country.)
-Pediculicide- benzyl benzoate emulsion may be used for this purpose also

Endocrine
Oral hypoglycemic agents such as glipizide if treating type 2 diabetes
Prednisone
G.I.
Bisacodyl, Calcium carbonate, Loperamide, Omeprazole or other PPI, Ranitidine

Vitamins/Minerals
Ferrous sulfate, Multivitamins, Prenatal vitamins

Topical Preparations
A&D ointment, Antibiotic cream, Antifungal cream, Hydrocortisone cream, Moisturizers,
Silver sulfadiazine, Vaginal antifungal products, Sun screen products

Eye/Ear
Antibiotic ear drops, Antibiotic eye drops, Artificial Tears

Miscellaneous
Oral rehydration packets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, adhesive strips, gauze, tape, dressings

Section II: Surgical Team Formulary will follow in a later posting

1 comment:

  1. Some advice on quantities and length of courses would be helpful. If a site is visited every three months for example, courses of anti-hypertensives should be dispensed for at least that long.

    Quantities per 100 patients for a given local across the formulary would be very helpful.

    thanks

    Cal Morris

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