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05.04.01  Expand sub section  Antimalarials
Artesunate
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Red

For severe falciparium malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Artemether with lumefabtrine
Artemether with lumefantrine (Riamet®)
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Red

For malaria treatment.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Chloroquine
Chloroquine (Avloclor®)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Chloroquine (Nivaquine®)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Mefloquine
Mefloquine (Lariam®)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
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05.04.01  Expand sub section  Primaquine to top
Primaquine
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Proguanil
PProguanil Hydrochloride with Atovaquone (Malarone® Paediatric)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Proguanil Hydrochloride with Atovaquone (Malarone®)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Pyrimethamine
Pyrimethamine (Darprim®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

APCO July 2010.

 
   
Pyrimethamine with Sulfadoxine (Fansidar®)
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Red Traffic Light  For malaria treatment.

Black Traffic Light  For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Quinine
Quinine
(Malaria)
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Red

For malaria treatment.

APCO July 2010.

 
   
05.04.01  Expand sub section  Tetracyclines
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 Non Formulary Items
Chloroquine  (Malarivon®)

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Doxycycline
(Malaria)

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Non Formulary
Black

For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
Proguanil Hydrochloride  (Paludrine®)

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Non Formulary
Black

For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
Proguanil Hydrochloride with Chloroquine  (Paludrine/Avloclor®)

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Non Formulary
Black

For prophylaxis of malaria.

APCO July 2010.

 
  
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Controlled Drug
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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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