The IAP Pediatric Drug is a Project of IAPCMIC (belongs to Indian Academy of Pediatrics), was completed in Dec 2004. All the IAP subchapters submitted the treatment recommendations for various pediatric illnesses pertaining to their respective specialty which has been edited to provide brief, to-the-point guidelines to drug therapy for almost every pediatric disease.
KEY MODULES AND FEATURES
The installed application is searchable for disease wise IAP recommendations for drug therapy of most pediatric illnesses and for every aspect of drug monographs of medications used in pediatric practice with a few brand names chosen randomly. It has an excellent desktop reference containing 329 pages crammed with all that a doctor needs to know about drug therapy in pediatrics.
Quarterly web updates were made available to the users free of cost as the IAP Executive Board considered it as a service to pediatric care in our country. Along with this an Online Desktop and PDA version of the IAP Drug Formulary has been developed. With the Development of this new website it is now easier to register and retrieve passwords, download the latest update online for the application, search thedrug database online on their desktops or mobile phones/PDAs via an internet access (either GPRS enabled or WiFi connected).
The search mode for both web and mobile is quick and is sure to be very popular among users all over the world. This voluminous data would be the basis for developing a continuing dialogue on treatment modalities recommended by IAP for which a Committee may be formulated. The drug monographs for every medication used in pediatrics has been compiled. The brand names for each drug have been limited to 2-3 brands that illustrate the complete uses of the drug.
During the Pedicon 2013 held in Kolkata (January 19, 2013), we have launched IAP Drug Formulary as a Mobile app on 4 platforms - iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian.