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05.01.02  Expand sub section  Cephalosporins, carbapenems and other beta-lactums
Ceftazidime and Avibactam (Zavicefta®)
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Red

Specialist prescribing only. 

APCO July 2017. 

 
   
Ceftolozane & tazobactam (Zerbaxa®)
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Red

Specialist prescribing only.

APCO July 2017.

 
Link  NICE 2016: Evidence summary of new medicines: intra-abdominal
Link  NICE 2016: Evidence summary of new medicines: UTI
   
05.01.02  Expand sub section  Cephalosporins
05.01.02.01  Expand sub section  Cephalosporins
Cefalexin
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Green

In line with SCAN guidelines.

 
   
Cefixime (Suprax®)
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Amber Continuation

For continuation only when started in secondary care.

 
   
Cefotaxime
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Ceftazidime
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Ceftriaxone
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Cefuroxime
(Injection)
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Formulary
Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Cefazolin
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Micro ID use only for Staph infections.

APCO September 2018.

 

 
   
Cefoxitin
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

For the treatment of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.01.02.02  Expand sub section  Carbapenems
Ertapenem (Invanz®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Imipenem with Cilastatin (Primaxin®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Meropenem (Meronem®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Meropenem with Vaborbactam (Vaborem®)
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Red

Specialist prescribing only. 

APCO March 2020.

 
   
05.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Other beta-lactums antibiotics to top
Aztreonam (Azactam®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aztreonam nebuliser solution  (Cayston®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Cefaclor

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Non Formulary
Black

APCO July 2010.

 
Cefadroxil

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Non Formulary
Black

APCO July 2010.

 
Cefpodoxime  (Orelox®)

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Non Formulary
Black

APCO July 2010.

 
Cefradine  (Velosef®)

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Non Formulary
Black

APCO July 2010.

 
Ceftaroline Fosamil  (Zinforo®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ceftobiprole  (Zevtera®)

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Non Formulary
 
Cefuroxime
(Oral)

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Non Formulary
Black

APCO July 2010.

 
  
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
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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