PharmD Info

A forum for Indian Pharmacy Professionals

Medication Therapy Management. Clinical Pharmacy Services, Pharmacotherapy Case Discussions, Hospital Activity Documentation, Online Pharmacy,
Forum rules: Dear User, Kindly read our forum rules before you proceed with our PharmD Info, Your first 5 posts/topics requires moderator approval and this website is purely meant for educational and knowledge sharing purpose only so you should not make any topics/replies/messages which criticize, threaten or abuse any member, pharmacy governing bodies and organizations. Your post will be deleted automatically by our BB Pruning System if your topic is not viewed by members for more than 5 days. So, make sure that your topics and its related contents are unique and valuable. We expect you to be an active member of our forum to continue with your free membership.Kindly note that if a member received more than five warnings from moderator/members they will be blocked automatically by our Bulletin Board system.
  • User avatar
Drug information pharmacists, along with students and residents on rotation, are valuable in creating, evaluating, and editing these monographs.

Information is initially gathered on general information (e.g., pharmacology, adverse effects, storage) with the help of common online tertiary databases such as Micromedex, Facts and Comparisons, or Lexicomp.

A thorough primary literature review is then necessary to evaluate the available clinical trials for the medication. This can be researched through commonly used secondary databases such as PubMed, SCOPUS, or Medline.

Investigation of the studies for the patient population included, outcomes used, and the results obtained should be performed to identify the external validity of the study to one’s own institution and patients.

The clinical evaluation of efficacy and safety can then be combined with cost and reimbursement to develop general guidance or recommendation for whether or not to add the particular product to the institution’s formulary.

An evaluation of a medication can be put together in a drug monograph and submitted to the P&T Committee for review. These monographs should have a standardized format.

A complete formulary Monograph Should include the following sections,

General information

Brand name
Generic name
Drug class


Labeled indications
Off-label indications


Mechanism of action


Dosage forms
Storage and stability
Special handling

Literature review

Clinical trial analysis
Grading of evidence
Presence in guidelines

Safety review

Adverse effects
Warnings and precautions
Pregnancy and lactation
Drug interactions
Required monitoring
Risk analysis


Formulary alternatives
Pharmacoeconomic analysis


Summary of information
Place in therapy
Drug FORMULARY REVIEW & MONOGRAPH SECTIONS.png (134.35 KiB) Viewed 2431 times
Similar Topics
Topics Statistics Last post
1 Replies 
by phmsai1186
29 Oct 2017, 12:57
0 Replies 
by Admin
06 Jan 2017, 19:22
0 Replies 
by Admin
05 Jan 2020, 08:59
0 Replies 
by Admin
06 Oct 2016, 16:59
WHO - Drug Disposal Guidelines
by Admin  - 16 Oct 2019, 11:34  - In: Pharmacy Practice
0 Replies 
by Admin
16 Oct 2019, 11:34

Follow these procedures to get AIIMS Hospital Appo[…]

What is 247 Pharmacy?

What is known as 247 Pharmacy? A pharmacy shop whi[…]

Openings at Faculty of Pharmacy, Parul University,[…]

PCI website & submission of Teaching Faculty i[…]

Join Us Today