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 Formulary Chapter 18: Emergency Treatment of Poisoning - Full Chapter
18  Expand sub section  Poisoning
Acetylcysteine
(Paracetamol overdose)
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Secondary care use only. 

 
   
18  Expand sub section  Body Temperature
18  Expand sub section  Nerve agents
18  Expand sub section  Pesticides
18  Expand sub section  Snake bites and animal stings to top
18  Expand sub section  Convulsion
18  Expand sub section  Removal and Elimination
18  Expand sub section  Removal from the Gastro-intestinal tract
18  Expand sub section  Prevention of absorption
18  Expand sub section  Active elimination techniques to top
18  Expand sub section  Specific Drugs
18  Expand sub section  Alcohol
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (non-opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Antidepressants to top
18  Expand sub section  Antimalarials
18  Expand sub section  Beta Blockers
18  Expand sub section  Calcium-channel blockers
18  Expand sub section  Hypnotics and anxiolytics
18  Expand sub section  Iron Salts to top
18  Expand sub section  Lithium
18  Expand sub section  Phenothiazines and related drugs
18  Expand sub section  Stimulants
18  Expand sub section  Theophylline
18  Expand sub section  Other poisons to top
18  Expand sub section  Cyanides
18  Expand sub section  Ethylene glycol and methanol
18  Expand sub section  Heavy Metals
18  Expand sub section  Noxious gases
18  Expand sub section  CS Spray to top
18.11.01  Expand sub section  Skin cleansers and antiseptics
18.11.07  Expand sub section  Preparations for promotion of wound healing
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Activated charcoal
(antidote)

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Antivenoms for non-indigenous venomous animals

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Atropine
(Antidote)

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Benzatropine
(antidote)

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Botulism antitoxin  (antidote)

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Calcium chloride
(antidote)

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Calcium folinate
(Poisoning)

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Calcium gluconate
(Poisoning)

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Calcium gluconate gel
(antidote)

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Cyproheptadine  (Periactin®)

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Dantrolene
(Poisoning)

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Desferrioxamine
(Poisoning)

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Diazepam
(antidote)

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Dicobalt edetate
(cyanide poisoning)

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Dimercaprol
(antidote)

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DMPS (unithiol)
(antidote)

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DMSA (succimer)
(antidote)

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Ethanol (alcohol) injection
(antidote)

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European Viper Venom Antivenom
(antiserum / antidote)

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Flumazenil
(antidote)

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Fomepizole

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Glucagon  (GlucaGen® Hypokit)
(Poisoning)

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Glucarpidase  (Carboxypeptidase)
(Poisoning)

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Glyceryl Trinitrate

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Hydroxocobalamin  (Cyanokit®)
(antidote)

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Lorazepam
(antidote)

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Macrogol '3350'  (Klean-Prep®)
(Poisoning)

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Mesna
(antidote)

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Methionine
(paracetamol overdose)

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Methylthioninium chloride  (Proveblue®)
(methylene blue antidote)

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Naloxone
(antidote)

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Octreotide
(antidote)

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Penicillamine  (Distamine)
(antidote)

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Phentolamine
(antidote)

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Phytomenadione  (Vitamin K1)
(antidote)

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Potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate  (Berlin / Prussian Blue)
(antidote)

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Pralidoxime chloride

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Pralidoxime chloride  (Protopam®)
(antidote)

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Procyclidine
(Poisoning)

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Pyridoxine
(antidote)

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Sodium bicarbonate
(Poisoning)

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Sodium calcium edetate
(antidote)

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Sodium nitrite
(antidote)

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Sodium thiosulphate
(antidote)

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Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
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CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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