British National Formulary (BNF)

The BNF aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information about the use of medicines.

The BNF includes key information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines. Medicines generally prescribed in the UK are covered and those considered less suitable for prescribing are clearly identified. Little or no information is included on medicines promoted for purchase by the public.

For key information on medicines used for children, you should visit the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC).

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BNF + BNFC app

The BNF + BNFC app makes it quick and easy to access practical, evidence-based medicines information whenever and wherever you need it. You can download the BNF + BNFC app on iOS or Android.

This library of video guides can help you get the most from the app: