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Neonatal Medication Guidelines

Through the support of the South Australian Maternal & Neonatal Clinical Network the South Australian Neonatal Medication Guidelines have been developed collaboratively with pharmacy, neonatal, retrieval and country health services from across the state.

These guidelines will enhance the clinical outcomes for neonates in South Australia by:

  • providing a consistent approach to neonatal medication prescribing, preparation and administration 
  • reducing the duplication of effort in the development of such medication guidelines by individual organisations 
  • contributing to best practice, to optimise patient safety and outcomes. 

The guidelines are supported by separate clinical practice guidelines, designed to enhance knowledge around specific issues unique to the administration of the medication to neonates. 

These guidelines replace guides published independently by Medstar Retrieval, Flinders Medical Centre and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z  

A

Aciclovir (PDF 2.8MB)

Adenosine (PDF 1.9MB)

Adrenaline (undiluted) 1mg/mL injection (1 in 1000) (PDF 3.1MB)

Adrenaline for resuscitation (PDF 2.7MB)

Alprostadil (PDF 3MB)

Amoxycillin with clavulanic acid (PDF 2.7MB)

Amoxycillin (PDF 2.2MB)

Amphotericin (liposomal) (PDF 2.7MB)

Ampicillin (PDF 2.8MB)

Atenolol 5mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 372KB)

Atropine (PDF 2.8MB)

Azithromycin (PDF 89KB)

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B

Benzylpenicillin (PDF 2.8MB)

Beractant (PDF 2.7MB)

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C

Caffeine citrate (PDF 2.8MB)

Captopril (445KB)

Calcium Carbonate (oral) 1250mg tablets (PDF 372KB)

Calcium gluconate (PDF 2.8MB)

CefOTAxime (PDF 2.8MB)

Ceftazidime (PDF 122KB)

CephaLEXin (PDF 2.3MB)

CephaZOLin (PDF 2.7MB)

Chloral Hydrate (PDF 443KB)

Chloramphenicol (PDF 2.2MB)

Chlorothiazide (PDF 2.7MB)

Clindamycin 150mg/mL injection, 150mg oral capsule (PDF 448KB)

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D

Desmopressin acetate (PDF 453KB)

Dexamethasone (PDF 2.8MB)

Diazepam (446KB)

Diazoxide 50mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 434KB)

DOBUTamine (PDF 2.9MB)

DOPamine (PDF 2.9MB)

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E

Erythromycin 1g injection, 40mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 383KB)

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F

Fentanyl (PDF 3MB)

Ferrous Sulfate 6mg/mL elemental iron oral mixture (Ferro-liquid®) (PDF 435KB)

Flucloxacillin (PDF 2.8MB)

Fluconazole 2mg/mL injection and 10mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 381KB)

Folic Acid 500 microgram tablet (PDF 372KB)

Frusemide (PDF 2.7MB)

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G

Gaviscon Infant oral granules (PDF 370KB)

Gentamicin (PDF 515KB)

Glucagon (PDF 2.8MB)

Glucose (PDF 2.7MB)

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H

Hydralazine (PDF 107KB)

Hydrocortisone (PDF 2.8MB)

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I

Ibuprofen (PDF 2.7MB)

Immunoglobulin – Intragam P 3g in 50mL (6%) intravenous solution (PDF 380KB)

Immunoglobulin - Kiovig 1g in 10mL (10%) intravenous infusion (PDF 380KB)

Indomethacin (PDF 386KB)

Infloran (PDF 439KB)

Insulin hyperGLYCAEMIA (PDF 2.9MB)

Insulin hyperKALAEMIA (PDF 3MB)

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L

Lamivudine (PDF 439KB)

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M

Magnesium sulfate (PDF 2.7MB)

Maternal service standards in South Australia (PDF 1232KB)

Meropenem (PDF 2.7MB)

Metronidazole (PDF 2.7MB)

Midazolam (PDF 3MB)

Morphine (PDF 3.1MB)

Multivitamins Penta-Vite infant 0-3 years oral liquid (PDF 371KB)

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N

Naloxone (PDF 2.7MB)

Neonatal service standards in South Australia (PDF 1232KB)

Neostigmine (PDF 2.7MB)

Nevirapine 10mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 376KB)

Noradrenaline (PDF 162KB)

Nystatin 100,000 units/mL and 100,000 units/g topical (PDF 375KB)

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O

Omeprazole 40mg injection, 2mg/mL oral mixture*, 10mg dispersible tablet (PDF 449KB)

Opioid safety and pain management (PDF 967KB)

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P

Pancuronium (PDF 2.7MB)

Paracetamol (PDF 2.8MB)

Phenobaritone (PDF 113KB)

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (PDF 2.2MB)

Phosphate Sodium (oral) 500mg Elemental Phosphorus tablets (PDF 375KB)

Piperacillin with tazobactam (PDF 2.8MB)

Poractant alfa (PDF 2.7MB)

Potassium chloride (PDF 108KB)

Probiotic (PDF 439KB)

Propranolol 10mg tablet, 2mg/mL oral mixture and 5mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 453KB)

Pyridoxine (PDF 381KB)

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R

Ranitidine (PDF 123KB)

Rifampicin 600mg injection, 20mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 386KB)

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S

Sildenafil (PDF 141KB)

Sodium bicarbonate (PDF 2.7MB)

Sodium chloride 0.45%, 0.9% & 20% intravenous, 6% inhalation, 20% oral solution* (PDF 453KB)

Spironolactone (PDF 2.7MB)

Standards for Maternal and Neonatal Services in South Australia 2014 (PDF 1232KB)

Sucrose (PDF 2.7MB)

Suxamethonium (PDF 2.7MB)

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T

Thyroxine 50 microgram tablet (PDF 372KB)

Ticarcillin with clavulanate (PDF 2.7MB)

TrimETHOPRIM (PDF 2.7MB)

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 16mg-80mg/mL injection, 8mg-40mg oral mixture (PDF 512KB)

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U

Ursodeoxycholic acid 50mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 378KB)

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V

Vancomycin (PDF 1.5MB)

Vecuronium 4mg and 10mg injection (PDF 379KB)

Vitamin E 115mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 371KB)

Vitamin K (PDF 2.8MB)

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Z

Zidovudine 200mg/20mL injection (SAS), 10mg/mL oral mixture (PDF 450KB)

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