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05.01.03  Expand sub section  Tetracyclines
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation for the treatment of chronic hyponatraemia associated with the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).

NB. Not routinely used as an antibiotic, please contact microbiology for advice.

 
   
Doxycycline
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Green

In line with SCAN guidelines.

 
   
Lymecycline (Tetralysal® 300)
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Green

For:

  • Bullous pemphigoid and other immunobullous diseases eg mucous membrane pemhigoid, pemphigus (APCO July 2016).
  • Use in line with SCAN guidelines.
 
   
Minocycline
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Black

Not recommended for acne, in line with NHS England Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care guidance.

APCO September 2019.

 
Link  NICE therapeutic topic: Minocycline
Link  UKMI suggested drug monitoring schedule
   
Oxytetracycline
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Green

In line with SCAN guidelines.

 
   
Tetracycline
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Green

In line with SCAN guidelines.

 
   
05.01.03  Expand sub section  Tigecycline
Tigecycline (Tygacil®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
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Doxycycline MR  (Efracea® MR)

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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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