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1

Half black-Half white box means

JFC says less suitable for prescribing

2

Black triangle means

limited experience of the use of this product and the MHRA requests that all suspected adverse reactions should be reported
Biosimilar
EMA says require additional monitoring

3

NHS with strike through

not prescribable under NHS

4

Very common side effect

>1 in 10

5

Common side effect

1 in 10 - 1 in 100

6

Less common side effect

1 in 100 - 1 in 1000

7

Rare side effect

1 in 1000 to 1 in 10,000

8

Very rare side effect

9

Sugar-free means

No fructose, glucose, sucrose

10

Why do sugar-free marked products contain some sugars?

They do not cause dental caries

11

Unlicensed in the BNF Vs Unlicensed drugs

Unlicensed use in the BNF is off-label use
Unlicensed drugs are unapproved drugs in the country

12

CHM means

Commission on Human Medicines

13

MHRA means

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

14

Dose of Zopiclone

7.5mg at bedtime. 3.75mg in elderly or chronic pulmonary insufficiency

15

Appendix 1 of the BNF is

Interactions

16

Appendix 3 of the BNF is

Cautionary labels

17

Appendix 4 of the BNF is

IV additives

18

Appendix 5 of the BNF is

Wound dressings

19

After the appendices there are

Dental Formulary
Nurse Formulary
Manufacturers

20

Chlorhexadine solutions in neonates

Risk of burns

21

Dose of Atorvastatin

Primary Hypercholesterolaemia/Hyperlipidaemia or Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: 10mg
Primary Prevention CVD: 20mg
Secondary prevention CVD: 80mg (MAX)

22

Consequences of prescribing outside of marketing authorisation

Increases professional responsibility and liability
Must inform patient

23

Provide an oral syringe when

Dose prescribed is not a multiple of 5 (

24

Oral/Enteral syringes must

be labelled "Oral" or "Enteral" in large font size

25

Which excipients are shown in monograph

Aspartame, Gluten, Sulfites, Tartrazine, Arachis (peanut) oil, Sesame oil

26

Label is recommended to include

Keep out of sight and reach of children
Use this medicine only on your skin (when applicable)

27

Presence of Polyoxyl Castor oil in injections shown because

Associated with severe anaphylatic reactions

28

Presence of Propylene Glycol in oral/parenteral is shown because

Interacts with Disulfiram/Metronidazole
Adverse effects if elmination impaired - eg. renal failure in neonates/young/slow metabolisers

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Freshly prepared must be made

No more than 24hours before its use

30

Recently prepared can be used for

4 weeks stored at 15-25deg