The Midwife

The Midwife's Pocket Formulary

In current midwifey practice, one of the competencies covered by midwives is medicines management. Midwives and students are required to have an understanding of the range of medicines used within their sphere of practice.The Midwife’s Pocket Formulary provides both practising midwives and students with key information on the administration and management of medications in midwifery practice.


Published: February 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4690-2


  • Abbreviations and Glossary of terms


    1. Antacids 1

    2. Anaesthesia 

    3. Analgesics 

    4. Antibiotics 

    5. Anticoagulants 

    6. Anticonvulsants 

    7. Antidepressants and other mental health conditions 

    8. Antiemetics 

    9. Antihypertensives 

    10. Antiseptics 

    11. Contraceptives 

    12. Antihistamines 

    13. Hypoglycaemics 

    14. Intravenous fluids 

    15. Immunoglobulins 

    16. Oxytocics 

    17. Prostaglandins 

    18. Myometrial relaxants 

    19. Rectal preparations 

    20. Vaccines 

    21. Vitamins and iron preparations 

    22. Anxiolytics and hypnotics 

    23. Antifungals 

    24. Miscellaneous 

    25. Emergency drugs 

    Drug Calculations



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