Midwifery Formulary for Neonates

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Central Nervous System

Medicine as per BNF category

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Scottish National Midwifery Formulary 
local arrangements

Opioid antagonists

Naloxone -Neonate

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POM

V3

In Patient. 200microgram (0.5ml) by IM injection into the anterior thigh once only.

Vitamin K Group of Medicines

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Introduction

 

 

 V3

 

Phytomenadione (Vit K) 
IM 2mg in 0.2ml injection  Neonate

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POM

V3

Scotland National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
Healthy infants ≥ 36+0 weeks and ≥ 2.5kg   1mg (0.1ml) IM single dose at birth.
NB ampoule contains 2mg in 0.2ml.

Phytomenadione (Vit K)
IM 2mg in 0.2ml injection  Neonate GGC

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V4 GGC

GGC Guideline – note variation from
National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
Premature infants <36 + 0 weeks 0.5mg
(0.05ml) IM single dose at birth.
infants ≥ 36+0 weeks  1mg (0.1ml) IM single dose at birth.
NB ampoule contains 2mg in 0.2ml.

Phytomenadione (Vit K) oral Neokay® Neonate

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POM

V3

Scotland National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
Oral prophylaxis in all healthy neonates including preterm babies who are not at particular risk of bleeding disorders and whose parents do not want IM  vitamin K (Phytomenadione ). Give  1mg Neokay by mouth once. Continue once weekly for 12 weeks for exclusively breast-fed babies. Another dose should be given if the first dose is spat out or the baby is sick within 3 hours of the dose being given.

Phytomenadione (Vit K) oral Neokay® Neonate GGC

 

 

 

 

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V4 GGC

GGC Guideline – note variation from National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
Oral prophylaxis in all healthy neonates
including preterm babies who are not at particular risk of bleeding disorders and whose parents do not want IM  vitamin K (Phytomenadione). Give 1mg Neokay by mouth once weekly for 12 weeks. Another dose should be given if the first dose is spat out or the baby is sick within 3 hours of the dose being given.

Phytomenadione (Vit K) oral Paediatric  2mg in 0.2ml  Konakion MM® Neonate

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POM

V3

Scotland National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
When Neokay capsules not available then Konakion Paediatric MM can be used as an oral solution if required.
Oral prophylaxis in healthy neonates of 36 weeks gestation and older and whose parents do not want IM  vitamin K (Phytomenadione). Give 2mg (0.2ml) Paediatric Konakion MM by mouth at birth and repeated between 4 and 7 days. Exclusively breast fed babies will require a further dose at 1 month. Maximum of 3 doses in accordance with local guideline. Doses must be administered by healthcare professionals.

Phytomenadione (Vit K) oral Paediatric  2mg in 0.2ml  Konakion MM® Neonate GGC

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POM

V4 GGC

GGC Guideline – note variation from National Midwifery Formulary Monograph. See local guideline and PGD.
When Neokay capsules not available then Konakion Paediatric MM can be used as an oral solution if required.
Oral prophylaxis in all healthy neonates including preterm babies who are not at particular risk of bleeding disorders and whose parents do not want IM  vitamin K (Phytomenadione). Give 2mg (0.2ml) Paediatric Konakion MM by mouth at birth and repeat on day 7 and day 28 in accordance with local guideline. Doses must be administered by healthcare professionals.

Medicines used for Thrush Infections

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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Midwifery Formulary local arrangements

Miconazole 2% cream (neonate)

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  POM

  V1

In Patient or Out Patient. One pack of cream may be supplied on one occasion. Use in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Refer to a doctor if a repeat course may be required.

Nystatin oral suspension (neonate)

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  POM

  V2

In Patient or Out Patient. One original pack of oral suspension may be supplied on one occasion.  Use in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Refer to a doctor if a repeat course may be required.

Immunological Products and Vaccines

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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Midwifery Formulary local arrangements

Introduction to monographs for medicines relating to Hepatitis B (neonate)

 

 

V3

Reader referred to table below introduction.  Note included with table observing ‘NHS boards in Scotland may extend the criteria beyond those listed.’

Hepatitis B vaccine

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POM

V3

See local guideline. 0.5ml at birth IM in the anterolateral thigh. 1 dose by midwife, subsequent doses by Health Visitor or GP in accordance with Health Board Public Health agreed schedule of immunisations.

Hepatitis B 
immunoglobulin - human (HBIG)

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POM

V3

See local guideline. 200 international units as a single dose IM as soon after birth as possible. This is a high volume to give a neonate - ideally split the dose and site of administration.  Administer at a separate site to hepatitis B vaccine. Potency varies by batch. The correct volume to give the stated potency is overprinted on the label.

Last reviewed: 27 January 2020

Next review: 31 January 2022

Author(s): June Grant

Version: 2020

Approved By: Heads of Midwifery