An error has been observed (section 18.104.22.168, p. 260) in the British National Formulary for Children 2013-14 (BNFC) regarding the dose of benzylpenicillin sodium. This error has been occurred in the expression of units of benzylpenicillin sodium as mg/mg is stated in BNFC instead of mg/kg.
This error will be removed in the upcoming online monthly (September, 2013) updated edition of BNFC.
This correction is as follows;
|Benzylpencillian||Neonates (less than 7 days)||25mg/kg||12 hours||General|
|Neonates (less than 7 days)||25mg/kg||8 hours||If necessary (critical condition)|
Source: Pharmaceutical Journal
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