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IAP PEDIATRIC DRUG FORMULARY 2012 - 3rd hard copy edition of the formulary was published in Jan 2012.

The Pocket Dose Book of Medicines in Children and Adolescents
This pocket sized addition to the armamentarium of the IAP Drug Formulary allows a clinician to make a quick search of IAP Drug Formulary recommended dosages for 615 drugs exclusively used in neonates, children and adolescents. Evidence based schedules for most pediatric illnesses are detailed for each drug where indicated.

IAP President's foreword

Dr. Pramod Jog - IAP President 2016

Dear Fellow Academician,

It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know--and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything! --Jouce Cary, British author( 1888-1957).

IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary has become my carry-on memory jogger, in an attempt to put into a single reference much of the information that is or could be relevant to my practice. I use it as a dictionary, always available at my workstation.

It is a matter of pride and privilege to write a message for the flagship project of IAP CMIC, which has become extremely popular over the years & an asset to pediatricians in our country, Pediatricians and all those caring for neonates, children and adolescents in India and abroad vouch for the authenticity of IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, as it has strived to maintain international standards.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson Unni, Editor in Chief of this extremely popular publication, for the dedication in executing the project.

The information contained herein stems from various sources & the value of Drug Formulary is due to the eminence of its contributors who have shared with us the knowledge they have acquired with years of practice in their specialty . I congratulate all Subspecialty Chapters of IAP for contributing drug therapy pertaining to their respective specialty.

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much to be out of danger!-T.H.Huxley
IAP has always promoted ethical and rational drug therapy in pediatric care and this publication will keep our members ‘out of danger’ for years to come .

I sincerely hope that the IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary will serve you in day to day practice& in teaching institutes- the way it continues to help me.

Dr. Pramod Jog
IAP President 2016

Dr S S Kamath - IAP President 2015

Dear Fellow Academician,

I am extremely proud and overjoyed to contribute to this very useful publication of - The IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary - the flagship project of IAP CMIC. All products of The IAP Drug Formulary have been highly appreciated by all its users - pediatricians and other medical professionals in India and abroad. More than 7000 users have benefited from the quarterly web updates. This continues to be the only Drug Formulary in the world that provides quarterly web updates free of cost to its users. The drug formulary has bought laurels name and fame not only to CMIC but for the entire IAP.

The 4th hard copy edition of the IAP Drug Formulary - IAP Drug Formulary 2015 (released in January this year at New Delhi Pedicon), the 'Pocket Dose Book of Medicines for Children and Adolescents' (latest 5thedition) and The Infectious Disease Update need to be available with all those practicing pediatrics at all times. The mobile app of the IAP DF that was launched 2 yrs ago year has been well received by pediatricians as it empowers them to be up-to-date at all times with pediatric therapeutics at the click of a button. A prestigious module included in IAP Action Plan 2015 - aptly named APT IAP (Appropriate Pediatric Therapeutics) – is based on the purpose of the IAP Drug Formulary - namely - propagating rational and evidence based use of drugs in pediatrics.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson C Unni, Editor in Chief of this prestigious publication of IAP, and IAP CMIC for their dedication in executing the project and all sub-specialty chapters for contributing to the success of the Formulary.

I wish all the web updates for 2015, its online version, the immensely popular mobile apps and all publications of the IAP Drug Formulary - a resounding success.

Dr S S Kamath
National IAP President 2015

Dr Vijay Yewale - IAP President 2014

Dear Fellow Academician,

It is a matter of pride and privilege to write a message for IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, the proud project of CMIC. The IAP Drug Formulary has become extremely popular over the years. Pediatricians and all those caring for neonates, children and adolescents in India and abroad vouch for its authenticity as it has strived to maintain international standards. More than 6000 users have benefited from the quarterly web updates and this year the users will have 4 further web updates to look forward to. This continues to be the only Drug Formulary in the world that provides quarterly web updates free of cost to its users. The drug formulary has bought laurels name and fame not only to CMIC but for the entire IAP.

The 3rd hard copy edition of the IAP Drug Formulary, the 'Pocket Dose Book of Medicines for Children and Adolescents' and The Infectious Disease Update need to be available with us at all times. The mobile app of the IAP DF that was launched last year has been well received by pediatricians as it empowers them to up-to-date at all times with pediatric therapeutics at the click of a button.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson C Unni, Editor in Chief of this prestigious publication of IAP, and IAP CMIC for their dedication in executing the project and all sub-specialty chapters for contributing to the success of the Formulary.

I wish all the web updates for 2014, its online version, the recently introduced mobile apps and all publications of the IAP Drug Formulary - a resounding success.

Dr Vijay Yewale
National IAP President 2014

Dr C P Bansal - IAP President 2013

Dear Fellow Academician,

It is a matter of pride and privilege to write a message for IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary, the proud project of CMIC. The IAP Drug Formulary has become extremely popular over the years. Pediatricians and all those caring for neonates, children and adolescents in India and abroad vouch for its authenticity as it has strived to maintain international standards. More than 5000 users have benefited from the quarterly web updates and are eagerly awaiting the 30th Web Update. The drug formulary has bought laurels name and fame not only to CMIC but for the entire IAP.

The 3rd hard copy edition of the IAP Drug Formulary and the 'Pocket Dose Book of Medicines for Children and Adolescents' need to be available with us at all times. This continues to be the only Drug Formulary in the world that provides quarterly web updates free of cost to its users. The mobile app of the IAP DF that was launched this year allows pediatricians the power of being up-to-date with pediatric therapeutics at the click of a button.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson Unni, Editor in Chief, and IAP CMIC for their dedication in executing the project and all sub-specialty chapters for contributing to the success of the Formulary.

I wish all the web updates for 2013, its online version, the recently introduced mobile apps and all publications of the IAP Drug Formulary - a resounding success.

Dr C P Bansal
National IAP President 2013

Dr Rohit C Agarwal - IAP President 2012

Dear Fellow Academician,

It is a matter of pride and privilege to write a message for IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary. The IAP Drug Formulary has become extremely popular over the years. Pediatricians and all those caring for neonates, children and adolescents in India and abroad vouch for its authenticity as it has strived to maintain international standards. More than 5000 users have benefited from the 25 quarterly web updates to date and the 3rd hard copy edition along with the 'Pocket Dose Book of Medicines for Children and Adolescents' need to be available with us at all times. This continues to be the only Drug Formulary in the world that provides quarterly web updates free of cost to its users.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson Unni, Editor in Chief, and IAP CMIC for their dedication in executing the project and all sub-specialty chapters for contributing to the success of the Formulary.

I wish all the web updates for 2012, its online version and all publications of the IAP Drug Formulary - a resounding success.

Dr Rohit C Agarwal
National IAP President 2012

Dr T U Sukumaran - IAP President 2011

Dear colleagues,

I am extremely happy that the IAP Drug Formulary has become popular among pediatricians in our country and is being used by > 5000 of us. It has been maintaining international standards, providing regular quarterly web updates, involving IAP subchapters in submitting IAP Recommendations for Drug Therapy of Pediatric illnesses related to their respective specialty and publishing books like the Infectious Disease Update 2011 and the very handy Pocket Dose Book for Medicines in Children and Adolescents. These very useful add-ons and the Online Desktop and PDA/mobile version of the IAP Drug Formulary have made it a wholesome product which IAP has proudly publicized among all member countries of the International Pediatric Association last year. The formulary has had its activities covered for the last 2 years in the IPA newsletter.

I wish to congratulate and thank Dr Jeeson Unni for his single-minded dedication towards maintaining the International Standard of the IAP Drug Formulary. I request all IAP Sub Specailty Chapter office bearers to regularly contribute their time and expertise to ensure the high quality of the data. Each IAP Sub Chapter needs to appoint a IAP Drug Formulary Convenor to ensure its periodic contribution to the program.

This project of IAP CMIC has gained for it tremendous mileage and publicity. The IAP Cochin Branch has provided the IAP Drug Formulary space in its office since Jan 2010 and is thereby contributing to the growth of this publication. SIDS Solutionz has, according to reports received from Dr Jeeson Unni, been very professional in providing its many pronged services.

We, The Indian Academy of Pediatrics, hope that this publication will help propagate rational pediatric therapeutics.

With best wishes,

Dr T U Sukumaran
National IAP President 2011

Dr Deepak Ugra - IAP President 2010

Dear Fellow Academician,

It is a matter of pride to write a message for IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary. The IAP Drug Formulary was released in the year 2005 and has over 3500 satisfied users now. This is the only Drug Formulary in the world that has quarterly web updates for users at no cost. The second edition of the formulary is published in the year 2009.

The formulary has recommendations for over 550 pediatric illnesses, over 600 monographs of drugs. It has readily available valuable information about drugs we use in pediatric practice. I foresee the Drug Formulary becoming an essential part of the life of a practicing pediatrician.

The Formulary is another feather in the cap for IAP. It is high time we introduce our Formulary at international platform. I take the responsibility for the same.

I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Jeeson Unni, Editor in Chief, for his dedication in executing the project, IAP CMIC and all sub-specialty chapters for contributing to the success of the Formulary.

I wish the new edition of the formulary along with online version with all forthcoming web updates - a resounding success.

Dr Deepak Ugra
National IAP President 2010

Dr Panna Choudhury - IAP President 2009

Dear Academicians,

Practicing pediatricians often needs to quickly ascertain or confirm, for a drug under prescription, the dosage, contraindications, toxicity, adjustment in renal disease, or compatibility with lactation. Thus, there is a felt need for a handy and easily browsable reference. Rational drug therapy also remains another concern. IAP Drug Formulary in this regard fulfills an important area in pediatric practice and provides state of the art information on drugs. Participation of subspecialty chapters of IAP ensures quality of the content. Formulary now contains IAP recommendations for 555 pediatric illnesses contributed by respective sub specialty chapters, 609 Monographs of drugs used exclusively in pediatric therapeutics, 1099 brand names of drugs available in India; e-newsletter is sent to 4122 active email ID's present in database.

Unique features of this pediatric drug formulary are its quarterly web updates, free of cost. This is the only formulary in the world with such a facility. There are now about 3500 satisfied users of this Book and CD.

Under Presidential Action Plan in 2009, new edition of the book - IAP Drug Formulary 2009 - will come out with better quality print to make it more users friendly and as a service to all PDA users, an Online Desktop and PDA version of the IAP Drug Formulary will be made available. The Online version will allow anyone anywhere in the world to access the IAP Drug Formulary. There is a great potential that through this book, CD and its online version, IAP would be able to provide service to pediatric care at a global level, especially in developing countries. I take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Jeeson C Unni, Editor-in-Chief of the book for his devotion and IAP CMIC for support towards maintaining the International Standard of the IAP Drug Formulary.

I wish the new edition of the book, the Online version and all the fresh updates - a resounding success.

Dr Panna Choudhury
National IAP President 2009

Dr R.K. Agrawal - IAP President 2008

Dear colleagues, ,

I am overjoyed with the functioning of the IAP Drug Formulary's novel web updates. I am extremely happy that the IAP Drug Formulary has become an asset to paediatricians in our country. The proposed Web updates had caught my attention. These updates are being made available, free of cost, to all our esteemed users as IAP Executive Board considers this as a service to paediatric care in our country. This quarterly web publication of the IAP is possibly the first drug formulary in the world that provides such a facility.

Since all Sub Chapters of IAP are involved in contributing drug therapy pertaining to their respective specialty, it was bound to become a worthwhile document. The fact that around 2500 paediatricians are already using the Book and CD and regularly availing of the 3 monthly Web updates, confirms the popularity of the IAP Drug Formulary.

IAP has always promoted ethical and rational drug therapy (evidence based) in pediatric care and this publication - a prestigious publication of IAP and IAP CMIC will continue to serve as a guideline for years to come in this endeavour.

I must congratulate Dr Jeeson Unni for his dedication towards maintaining the International Standard of the IAP Drug Formulary. The IAP CMIC is doing a good job and making its presence felt by its various endeavours - COPP, IAP Pediatric Software and this one - all are very useful - I wish IAP CMIC to continue working with a missionary zeal with the able leadership of Dr CP Bansal as its Chairperson and Dr Satish Pandya as its Secretary.

I from core of my heart wish the program all the very best.

With warm personal regards,

Dr R.K. AGRAWAL
IAP President 2008



Dr Naveen Thacker - IAP President 2007

Dear colleagues, ,

I am extremely happy that the IAP Drug Formulary has become an asset to pediatricians in our country. I was the Chairperson of IAP CMEG when Dr Jeeson Unni, the then Secretary IAP CMEG, proposed this project. The proposed Web updates had caught my attention. It meant that the Formulary would be an ongoing activity of IAP and IAP CMEG. Pediatricians would get the latest information on pediatric therapeutics and, since all Sub Chapters of IAP were involved in contributing drug therapy pertaining to their respective specialty, it was bound to become a worthwhile document. The fact that around 2500 pediatricians are already using the Book and CD and regularly availing of the 3 monthly Web updates, confirms the popularity of the IAP Drug Formulary.

I wish to congratulate and thank Dr Jeeson Unni for his single-minded dedication towards maintaining the International Standard of the IAP Drug Formulary. I request all IAP Sub Specailty Chapter office bearers to regularly contribute their time and expertise to ensure the high quality of the data. Each IAP Sub Chapter needs to appoint a IAP Drug Formulary Convenor to ensure its periodic contribution to the program.

I wish the IAP Drug Formulary Web Update 2007 (4) (fourth update for this year and the 8th web update to date) - 9th Edition all success.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Naveen Thacker,
IAP President 2007



Dr Nitin Shah - IAP President 2006

Dear colleagues, ,

I am overjoyed with the functioning of the IAP Drug Formulary's novel web updates. The first update downloaded smoothly onto our hard discs and that has given us the confidence to suggest quarterly updates this year. The first of these updates is due and I am certain IAPians are waiting eagerly for all the authoritative information on pediatric therapeutics that is provided in these pages. I must congratulate Dr Jeeson C Unni for the effort and CMEG for their support in making this endeavor - an official publication of IAP - a huge success.

I wish the program all the very best.

With warm personal regards,

Dr Nitin Shah,
IAP President 2006



Dr Raju Shah - IAP President 2005

Dear colleagues, ,

I am extremely happy that the proposed web update to the IAP Drug Formulary is being launched this year. This pediatric drug formulary has become an important accessory for every IAP member and practicing pediatrician who has had the good fortune of owning one. This would be its first update and all the users, I'm sure, are looking forward to using this new technology of downloading updates on to ones hard disc.

A unique feature of this year's edition is our association with the National Neonatology Forum. The Neonatology Sub Chapter of the IAP has teamed up with office bearers of the NNF in formulating the IAP recommendations for Drug Therapy in the Neonatology. This update will also include 2 new chapters - Dermatology and Intensive Care - wherein IAP recommendations in these two specialties will be detailed for the first time. Updates on a few other IAP recommendations and information on the latest and those not included in the first edition will also be made available.

I congratulate Dr Jeeson and his team for this excellent work. Any ongoing project requires continuous professional inputs. I am very happy and would like to compliment office bearers of all the sub-specialty chapters of IAP for their help.

I wish this official publication of the IAP all the very best.

Yours in academy,

Dr Raju Shah,
President, IAP 2005.



Dr M K C Nair - IAP President 2004

Dear colleagues, ,

I am extremely happy that the Pediatric Drug Formulary CDRom and Book - one of the prestigious projects that I had selected for the Presidential Action Plan this year - is to be released at the XXXXIInd IAP National Conference, Pedicon 2005, at Kolkota.

IAP has always promoted ethical and rational drug therapy in pediatric care and this excellent compilation will serve as a guideline for years to come in this endeavour.

The proposal to make it a continuing agenda, with updates once a year and that too, through the web, had caught my imagination when the proposal was first brought to my notice. The task also sets up the possibility of having IAP recommended treatment protocols for every pediatric illness in the book and that is a dream come true. Committees, over the years, could use the data provided in this book as a baseline to formulate fresh guidelines every year.

The value of this book is due to the eminence of its contributors who have shared with us the knowledge they have acquired with years of practice in their specialty. The concept of utilising the expertise of successive office bearers of the respective IAP sub-specialty chapters for updating the formulary ensures a fresh look at the presentation of the information provided in the book and the CDRom.

The IAP CMEG has made its presence felt with this project and our sincere appreciation goes wholly to Dr Jeeson C Unni who conceived and implemented this herculean task with aplomb.

Dr M K C Nair
IAP President 2004
Director, Child Development Centre,
Thruvananthapuram