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05.01.09  Expand sub section  Antituberculosis drugs
Bedaquiline (Sirturo®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Capreomycin (Capastat®)
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Red

For tuberculosis resistant to first-line drugs, in combination with other drugs.

APCO July 2012.

 
   
Cycloserine
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Delamanid (Deltyba®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Ethambutol
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Isoniazid
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Prothionamide
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Red

NB. No longer available on UK market.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Pyrazinamide
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Rifabutin (Mycobutin®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Rifampicin
(Oral)
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Red Traffic Light  Secondary care use only for Tuberculosis (APCO July 2010).

Green Traffic Light  For meningococcal meningitis prophylaxis in line with Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018.

APCO July 2010.

Amber Traffic Light For the management of Bone and Joint Infections in adults. 

Bone infections clinic to provide first four weeks of treatment course. Course to be continued by GP for up to 6 months (individual treatment plans will be provided for each patient), in line with Shared Care Protocol

APCO September 2018.

Amber Traffic Light  For all other indications.

APCO May 2012.

 

 
   
Rifampicin (Rifadin® )
(Solution for infusion)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid (Rifinah® 150mg/100mg)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid  (Rifinah® 300mg/150mg)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide (Rifater®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Streptomycin Sulphate
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Aminosalicylic acid (Granupas®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol  (Voractiv®)

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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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