The BNF is jointly published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and BMJ. BNF is published in print twice a year and interim updates are issued and published monthly in the digital versions. DTB publishes brief summaries of some the recent key changes that have been made to BNF content.
BNF 84 New drug monographs: Icosapent ethyl (▼Vazkepa), Baloxavir marboxil (▼Xofluza), Herpes-zoster vaccine [recombinant, adjuvanted] (▼Shingrix) Updated monographs or dose changes: Erythromycin, Colecalciferol and ergocalciferol, Metolazone (Xaqua) Important safety updates: Amiodarone hydrochloride, COVID-19 antivirals, Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine sulfate, Haloperidol, Metformin hydrochloride, Pregabalin, Potassium permanganate New and updated treatment summaries: Smoking cessation, Phosphate imbalance
BNF 83 New drug monographs: Estradiol with progesterone (Bijuve), Molnupiravir (Lagerviro), Inclisiran (Leqvio), Vericiguat (Verquvo), Relugolix with estradiol and norethisterone acetate (Ryeqo) Updated monographs or dose changes: Dapagliflozin (Forxiga), Vaginal oestrogens, Chloral hydrate, Calcipotriol with betamethasone (Enstilar) Important safety updates: Epinephrine, Levothyroxine sodium, Topical corticosteroids New and updated treatment summaries: Adrenal insufficiency, Secondary bacterial infection of common skin conditions
BNF 82 New drug monographs: Glycopyrronium with formoterol fumarate, Formoterol fumarate with glycopyrronium and budesonide Updated monographs or dose changes: Canagliflozin, Dulaglutide Important safety updates: Pregabalin (Lyrica), Quinolones, SSRI/SNRI antidepressant medicines New and updated treatment summaries: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Hypoglycaemia and medical emergencies in the community, Oropharyngeal infections, antibacterial therapy
BNF 81 New drug monographs: Cefiderocol (Fetcroja), Bempedoic acid (Nilemdo), Solriamfetol (Sunosi) New preparations: Semaglutide (Rybelsus), Esketamine (Spravato) Updated monographs or dose changes: Stimulant laxatives, Insulins (all types) New and updated treatment summaries: Genital system infections, antibacterial therapy, Venous thromboembolism General updates: New symbol for evidence grading
BNF 80 New drug monographs: Dienogest (Zalkya), Siponimod (Mayzent) New preparations: Fluticasone with salmeterol (Fusacomb) Updated monographs or dose changes: Benzodiazepines and opioids, Glucagon, Pneumococcal vaccine, SGLT2 inhibitors, New and updated treatment summaries: Hypoglycaemia, Medicines optimisation, Antimicrobial stewardship, Skin infections, antibacterial therapy, Diabetic foot infections, antibacterial therapy
BNF 79 New drug monographs: Andexanet alfa (Ondexxya), Caplacizumab (Cablivi), Cannabidiol (Epidyolex) New preparations: Nyxoid (naloxone), Softacort (hydrocortisone), Updated monographs or dose changes: Magnesium sulfate, Vitamin B substances with ascorbic acid New and updated treatment summaries: Immunisation schedule, Asthma (chronic and acute),
BNF 78 New drug monographs: Ertugliflozin (Steglatro), Insulin glargine with lixisenatide (Suliqua), Stiripentol (Diacomit) New preparations: Soprobec (beclometasone dipropionate) Updated monographs or dose changes: Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) New and updated treatment summaries: Smoking cessation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder