IAP Drug Formulary - Introduction
This IAP DF Web Update 2023 (2), which is ready for download, is the 67th Web Edition and the 65th Web Update of the IAP Drug Formulary. This edition contains addition of 3, changes in 2 and deletion of 1 drug monographs. The Android app has been further optimised and a new update is available on the Play store. The App is also available on the iOS App store. 

We have also released a new mobile app for both android and iOS platforms. We also have a brand new website as part of the IAPDF 2.0 launch. Please read the release notes for more information.

On the mobile apps, IAP Essential Medicines List and General Prescribing Information links have been added. The user interface of the mobile apps has been improved to make it more user friendly. It is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, Symbian and Blackberry and will soon be available on the Windows app platform. This facility along with the IAP Drug Formulary 2015 - 4th hard copy edition released at PEDICON 2015 in New Delhi, the Online Desktop and PDA version and the 'Pocket Dose Book of Medicines in Children and Adolescents' (new 5th edition released at PEDICON 2015) have made this formulary a wholesome product. 'IAP Drug Formulary - Infectious Disease Update''' is also available. The mobile app and the Online Desktop and PDA version, empowers the user to browse all the data from ones Desktop or any model of mobile phones/PDAs with internet connection from anywhere in the world. However, the user needs to have the CDRom of the formulary to have the user id (CD Key given on the back cover of the CD) to be able to download the quarterly web updates that will continue to be available. This quarterly web publication of the IAP continues to be the first drug formulary in the world that provides such a facility.]

The IAP Drug Formulary 2015 book (4th hard copy edition of the formulary), the CD of the IAP Drug Formulary, the mobile apps, other publications of IAP DF and the Online Desktop and PDA/mobile phone version may be bought either by paying online at our website www.iapdrugformulary.com or by sending a DD in favour of 'IAP Drug Formulary' payable at Kochi (for Indian buyers only) to our IAP Drug Formulary office at Cochin (address given on purchase or contact us page on the website) - online purchase is preferred. 

All users are requested to register at the site - www.iapdrugformulary.com - as soon as they buy the software so that their CD Key would be available in our archives for recall in case the user looses the same. We would also be able to send the user newsletters regarding availability of latest updates if the users e mail id is available on the website registration form. Please read through installation and update tips available at the site. 

The Formulary contains information, which, to the best of our knowledge, is accurate and up-to-date. But every practitioner must, as we have always insisted, take individual responsibility for taking all precautions when dispensing and administering drugs to children. We are looking forward to comments and criticism regarding the update. 

We place on record, our sincere thanks to IAP President 2016 Dr Pramod Jog and IAP Hon Secretary General Dr Bakul Parekh; our IAP President 2017 Dr Anupam Sachdeva and the IAP Executive Board 2016 for their support, Executive Committee of IAP CMIC for their encouragement and help and all the IAP Sub Chapters and the contributors for their expert inputs. The IAP Drug Formulary 2015 is the result of inputs from 98 contributors who are experts in their respective specialties and we are indebted to them for sparing their time and expertise for this project. I request all Chairpersons and Secretaries of our sub chapters to continue updating their respective chapters to make this quarterly web publication of the IAP a success. SIDSSOL Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore has continued to be very professional and astute in their work.

Useful and meaningful quarterly updates will continue to be made available so that this ongoing publication of IAP meets international standards and continues to be sought after by all those caring for children and adolescents.

Indian Academy of Pediatrics,

Dr. Upendra Kinjawadekar
IAP President 2023

Dr Jeeson C Unni
IAP Drug Formulary

Dr. Vineet K Saxena
IAP Hon General Secretary

Dr. Samir Shah
Chairperson IAP CMIC

Dr. Ajoy Kumar
Secretary IAP CMIC