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05.03.04  Expand sub section  Influenza
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)
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Link  PHE 2016: Antiviral agents for seasonal influenza guidance
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can oseltamivir be used in adult patients on renal replacement therapies?
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can oseltamivir be used in adult patients on renal replacement therapies?
   
Zanamivir inhalation (Relenza®)
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Link  PHE 2016: Antiviral agents for seasonal influenza guidance
Link  UKMI Q&A: Zanamivir in renal impairment or dialysis
   
Zanamivir intravenous (Relenza®)
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Secondary care use only. Recommended by PHE for some patients with complicated viral influenza not treatable by inhaled or enteral antivirals. Agreed at MMTC Oct 19. APCO November 2019. 
   
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Amantadine Hydrochloride
(Influenza)

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For the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza as per NICE TA158 and TA168.

See Guidelines for Antibiotic Prescribing in the Community 2018.

APCO November 2008.

 
  
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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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