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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.01  Anaemias and some other blood disorders
Etoricoxib
(Pain relief in inherited bleeding disorder)
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Amber Continuation

Amber Traffic Light For pain relief in patients with an inherited bleeding disorder in line with Amber Continuation Guideline.

Initiated by haemophilia clinic, in line with guidelines. GP will need to check BP prior to month 2 prescription.

APCO September 2018.

 

 
   
09.01.01  Iron-deficiency anaemias
09.01.01.01  Oral iron
Ferrous Fumarate
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First Choice
Green

Available as a tablet and oral solution.

Ferrous fumarate 140mg/5ml oral solution should be reserved for children and patients with swallowing difficulties.

 
Ferrous Gluconate
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
Ferrous Sulphate
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
09.01.01.01  Iron and folic acid
Iron and Folic Acid (Pregaday®)
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Green
 
   
09.01.01.01  Compound iron preparations to top
09.01.01.02  Parenteral iron
Ferric Carboxymaltose (Ferinject®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Iron Dextran (CosmoFer®)
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Red

Secondary care use only.

 
Link  UKMI Q&A: How do I use Cosmofer (iron dextran) total dose infusion for correction of iron deficiency anaemia?
   
Iron Sucrose (Venofer®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.01.02  Drugs used in megaloblastic anaemias
Folic Acid
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Green
 
   
Hydroxocobalamin
(Vitamin B12 injection)
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Green
 
Link  UKMI Q&A: How should a severe vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy be managed?
   
Vitamin B12 1000mcg (Cyanocobalamin)
(Oral)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Available to purchase over the counter for those found to have a low B12, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. Modified-release preparations are also available to purchase over the counter.

Only prescribe for patients with megaloblastic anaemia or with evidence of pernicious anaemia or gastrectomy. 

Not NHS Cyanocobalamin liquid, Cytacon® tablets, and Cytamen® injection are not available on prescription under the NHS.

 
Link  UKMI Q&A: How should a severe vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy be managed?
   
09.01.03  Drugs used in hypoplastic, haemolytic, and renal anaemias
Antithymocyte Immunoglobulin (Rabbit)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only for the treament of aplastic anaemia (adults and paediatrics).

Funded by specialised commissioning.

 
   
Eculizumab (Soliris®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

 
Link  NICE HST1: Eculizumab for atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome
Link  NICE evidence summary: eculizumab for prevention of C3 glomerulopathy post-transplant
   
Cytotoxic Drug Hydroxycarbamide (Hydroxyurea) (Siklos®)
(Sickle cell disease)
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Amber Shared Care Protocol

For the treatment of sickle cell disease in adults and children > 12 years old in line with Shared Care Protocol.

NB. ONLY the 100mg and 500mg hydroxycarbamide formulations should be PRESCRIBED for safety reasons.

APCO May 2017.

 
Link  Medicines for Children leaflet: Hydroxycarbamide for sickle cell disease
   
09.01.03  Erythropoietin
Darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For use by Haematology only for symptomatic anaemia associated with CRF or chemotherapy.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO November 2005.

 
Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
   
Epoetin alfa (Eprex®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO November 2005.

 
Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
   
Epoetin beta (NeoRecormon®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO November 2005.

 
Link  NICE CG114: Anaemia in chronic kidney disease
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents during chemotherapy
Link  MHRA: Epoetin beta may increase risk of retinopathy in preterm infants
   
Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta (Mircera®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO November 2005.

 
   
09.01.03  Iron overload to top
Deferasirox (Exjade®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
  • For the treatment of iron overload for transfused and non transfused patients with chronic inherited anaemias as per NHSE Policy 16070/P. Funded by specialised commissioning (APCO November 2009).
  • Approved at MMTC as 2nd line in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In line with TVPC policy on Iron Chelating Drugs in MDS (APCO May 2019).

 

 
   
Deferiprone (Ferriprox®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For use by Haematology only.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO March 2006.

 
   
Desferrioxamine Mesilate (Desferal®)
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Red

Secondary care use only for iron overload.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO March 2006.

 
   
09.01.04  Drugs used in autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura
Anagrelide (Xagrid®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

For second line use either after hydroxycarbamide failure or as an adjunct in those few cases where patients cannot tolerate a full dose of hydroxycarbamide.

To be used by Haematology consultant only.

APCO November 2007.

 
   
Caplacizumab
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Red

Secondary care use only for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, via patient access scheme. Approved at MMTC.

APCO May 2019.

 
   
Eltrombopag (Revolade®)
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High Cost Medicine

Red Traffic Light  For treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura as per NICE TA293.

Prior approval required.

APCO September 2013. 

Black Traffic Light  Severe aplastic anaemia refractory to immunosuppressive therapy (NICE TA382 - terminated appraisal).

APCO March 2016.

 
Link  NICE TA293: Eltrombopag for treating chronic ITP
   
Romiplostim (Nplate®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Prior approval required.

For the treatment of chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura as per TA221. 

APCO May 2011.

 
Link  NICE TA221: Thrombocytopenic purpura - romiplostim
   
09.01.05  G6PD deficiency
09.01.06  Drugs used in neutropenia
Filgrastim
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For neutropenia.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO September 2007.

 
   
Lenograstim (Granocyte®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For neutropenia.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO September 2007.

 
   
09.01.07  Drugs used to mobilise stem cells
Plerixafor (Mozobil®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

For stem cell mobilization as per NHSE Policy B04/P/2.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO November 2010.

 
   
09.02  Fluids and electrolytes to top
09.02.01  Oral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
09.02.01.01  Oral potassium
Potassium Chloride (Sando-K®)
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First Choice
Green
 
Potassium Chloride (Kay-Cee-L®)
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Second Choice
Green

Recommended when Sando-K® is not tolerated or unsuitable.

 
   
Potassium Chloride (Slow-K®)
(Modified-release)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

BNF states: Modified-release tablets are less suitable for prescribing.

Modified-release preparations should be avoided unless effervescent tablets or liquid preparations inappropriate.

 
   
09.02.01.01  Potassium removal
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins (Calcium Resonium®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate  (Lokelma®)
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Red

For treating hyperkalaemia in line with NICE TA599.

APCO November 2019.

 
Link  NICE TA599: Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treating hyperkalaemia
   
09.02.01.02  Oral sodium and water
Sodium Chloride (Slow Sodium®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following specialist initiation.

 
   
Sodium Chloride 30%
(Oral)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Sodium supplementation to adjust the serum levels (and sodium urine losses) in neonates, infants and in children with sodium deficiency (hyponatraemia).

 
   
09.02.01.02  Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to top
Oral Rehydration Salts
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Green
 
   
09.02.01.03  Oral bicarbonate
Sodium Bicarbonate
(Oral)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
Link  Medicines for Children leaflet: Oral Sodium Bicarbonate
   
09.02.02  Parenteral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
09.02.02.01  Electrolytes and water
09.02.02.01  Intravenous sodium
Ringer's Solution for Injection
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Sodium Chloride Intravenous
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Green Traffic Light  Sodium Chloride 0.9%.

Red Traffic Light  All other strengths.

 
   
09.02.02.01  Intravenous glucose to top
Glucose Intravenous
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.02.02.01  Intravenous potassium
Potassium Chloride 20mmol in 20ml Water For Injection
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Potassium Chloride 50mmol in 50mL Sodium Chloride 0.9% prefilled syringe
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Potassium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Potassium Chloride Concentrate (Sterile)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.02.02.01  Bicarbonate and lactate
Compound Sodium Lactate Intravenous Infusion
(Known as Hartmanns solution)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Sodium Bicarbonate
(Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.02.02.01  Water
Water for Injection
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Green
 
   
09.02.02.02  Plasma and plasma substitutes
09.02.02.02  Plasma substitutes to top
Gelatin (Gelaspan®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Gelatin (Gelofusine®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Dextran 40®
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Restricted to post pancreas transplant patients only. 

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.03  Intravenous nutrition
Intralipid 20%
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Parenteral Nutrition (TPN or PN)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Supplementary Preparations (Additrace®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Supplementary Preparations (Cernevit®)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Supplementary Preparations (Glycophos® Sterile Concentrate)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.03  Supplementary preparations
09.04  Oral nutrition
09.04.01  Foods for special diets
09.04.02  Enteral nutrition to top
09.05  Minerals
09.05.01  Calcium and magnesium
09.05.01.01  Calcium supplements
Cacit®
(Calcium carbonate)
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Amber Continuation

For patients with feeding tubes only.

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcichew®
(Calcium carbonate)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcium Chloride
(Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Calcium Gluconate
(Injection )
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
09.05.01.02  Hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria
Bisphosphonates
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Red

Secondary care use only for the treatment of hypercalcaemia.

 
   
Cinacalcet (Mimpara®)
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Red

For the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis therapy as per NICE TA117.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO January 2005.

 
Link  NICE TA117: Hyperparathyroidism - cinacalcet
   
Etelcalcetide (Parsabiv®)
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Red

For treating secondary hyperparathyroidism as per NICE TA448.

Funded by specialised commissioning. 

APCO July 2017.

 
Link  NICE TA448: Etelcalcetide for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism
   
09.05.01.03  Magnesium to top
Magnesium Aspartate (Magnaspartate®)
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Amber Continuation

Treatment and prevention of magnesium deficiency, mainly for patients with short bowel syndrome after initiation by gastroenterologists.

APCO March 2015. 

 
   
Magnesium Glycerophosphate 4mmol chewable tablets
Formulary
Red

For magnesium supplementation.

 
Link  NICE: Evidence Summary: Oral magnesium glycerophosphate - Preventing recurrent hypomagnesaemia
   
Magnesium Sulphate injection
Formulary
Red
 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can magnesium sulphate be given subcutaneously?
Link  UKMI Q&A: Magnesium sulphate injection: converting between mM, mg and % w/v
   
09.05.02  Phosphorus
09.05.02.01  Phosphate supplements
Phosphate supplements (Phosphate-Sandoz®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
09.05.02.02  Phosphate-binding agents
Sevelamer Hydrochloride  (Renagel®)
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Amber Shared Care Protocol
High Cost Medicine

For second line use (a calcium based binding agent is used first line) in line with Shared Care Protocol.

APCO January 2012.

 
   
Sevelamer Carbonate 2.4g sachets (Renvela®)
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Amber Shared Care Protocol
High Cost Medicine

Only in patients unable to tolerate Renagel tablets (sevelamer hydrochloride).

See Shared Care Protocol for sevelamer hydrochloride.

 
   
Aluminium Hydroxide (Alu-Cap®)
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Amber Continuation

For use by Renal patients only. 

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcium Acetate (Phosex®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcium Acetate (Renacet®)
Formulary
Amber Continuation

Addition to formulary in addition to Phosex. Phosex supply difficulties due to limitation of suppliers to pharmacies.

APCO September 2018. 

 
   
Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Lanthanum (Fosrenol®)
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Amber Shared Care Protocol
High Cost Medicine

Second-line to sevelamer for the control of hyperphosphataemia in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 who cannot tolerate calcium based phosphate binders or have pre-existing hypercalcaemia.

See Shared Care Protocol.

APCO January 2012.


 
   
09.05.03  Fluoride
09.05.04  Zinc to top
Zinc Sulphate (Solvazinc®)
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Green
 
   
09.05.05  Selenium
09.06  Vitamins
09.06.01  Vitamin A
Vitamins A and D
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation for use in CF patients only.

For children with CF, prescribing information for healthcare professionals can be found on the Oxford Children's Cystic Fibrosis Network website.

 
   
Vitamins A C and D
(Healthy start children’s vitamin drops)
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Green

BNFC: Available free of charge to children under 4 years in families on the Healthy Start Scheme, or alternatively may be available direct to the public—further information for healthcare professionals can be accessed here. Beneficiaries can contact their midwife or health visitor for further information on where to obtain supplies.

 
Link  Healthy Start scheme
   
Vitamins C, D and folic acid
(Healthy start vitamins for women)
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Green

Healthy Start Vitamins for women (containing ascorbic acid, vitamin D, and folic acid) are also available free of charge to women on the Healthy Start Scheme during pregnancy and until their baby is one year old, or alternatively may be available direct to the public—further information for healthcare professionals can be accessed here. Beneficiaries can contact their midwife or health visitor for further information on where to obtain supplies.

 
Link  Healthy Start vitamins: Info for healthcare professionals
   
09.06.02  Vitamin B group
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
(Pyridoxine)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Riboflavin
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Amber Traffic Light  Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

Red Traffic Light Secondary use only for mitochondrial disorder. Consultant use only. Approved at MMTC (APCO May 2019).

 
   
Thiamine
(Oral)
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Green

In line with RMOC guidance. See Prescribing Points for summary.

APCO January 2020. 

 
Link  NICE CG100: Management of alcohol-related physical complications
Link  NICE CG115: Alcohol dependence - diagnosis, assessment and management
   
Thiamine (Pabrinex® Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
Link  NICE CG100: Management of alcohol-related physical complications
Link  NICE CG115: Alcohol dependence - diagnosis, assessment and management
   
09.06.02  Oral vitamin B complex preparations to top
Vitamin B Tablets, Compound Strong
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

In line with RMOC as follows:

‘The exceptions in the NHS England guidance that allow vitamins to be prescribed include medically diagnosed deficiency, including for those patients who may have a lifelong or chronic condition or have undergone surgery that results in malabsorption; and malnutrition including alcoholism. Maintenance or preventative treatment is not considered an exception. Do not initiate vitamin B compound or vitamin B compound strong tablets for any of the following indications:

  • Prevention of WE in alcoholism
  • Dietary supplementation
  • Prevention of deficiency
  • Maintenance treatment following treatment of deficiency.’

APCO January 2020.

 
   
09.06.02  Other compounds
09.06.03  Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
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Green
 
   
09.06.04  Vitamin D
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calci-D®)
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First Choice
Green

Calci-D is the most cost-effective calcium and vitamin D preparation. See Prescribing Points Dec 2016.

Available as a chewable tablet (1 tablet daily).

 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Accrete-D3®)
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adacl D3® Caplets)
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Third Choice
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adacl D3®)
(Effervescent tablets)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Adcal-D3®)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calceos®)
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Green
Chewable tablets. 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Calcichew D3® Forte)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate (Natecal D3®)
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Green

Chewable tablets.

 
   
Ergocalciferol
(Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only. 

 
   
Alfacalcidol (One-Alpha®)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Calcitriol
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Colecalciferol 1000 unit capsules/ tablets (Fultium-D3®, Desunin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Available to purchase over the counter so only prescribe in patients with established osteopenia or osteoporosis or on advice of renal unit, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. 

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 800 unit capsules/ tablets (Invita D3®, Fultium-D3®, Desunin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Invita D3® is more cost-effective than Fultium D3® and Desunin®.

Available to purchase over the counter so only prescribe in patients with established osteopenia or osteoporosis or on advice of renal unit, in line with Clinical Commissioning Policy 88D. 

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 2,740units/ml drops (Fultium-D3® Drops)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

NB. 3 drops contain 200 units.

 
   
Colecalciferol 20,000 unit capsules (Plenachol®, Aviticol®, Fultium-D3®)
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Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 2000 units/ml drops (SunVit-D3® Drops)
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Formulary
Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

NB. 1 drop contain 100 units. 

 
   
Colecalciferol 25,000 unit liquid (Invita D3® )
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Formulary
Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 3200 unit capsules (Fultium-D3®)
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Formulary
Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
Colecalciferol 40,000 unit capsules (Plenachol®)
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Formulary
Green

For vitamin D deficiency in line with Pathway for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults (APCO September 2016). 

Also see Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Guidelines and Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy Algorithm (APCO September 2017).

 
   
09.06.05  Vitamin E
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
(Vitamin E)
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Formulary

Red Traffic Light  For advanced liver fibrosis associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as per NICE NG49.

APCO July 2016.

Amber Traffic Light  Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation for all other indications.

 
Link  NICE NG49: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): assessment and management
Link  UKMI Q&a: Is there any evidence for the use of vitamin E in ME?
   
09.06.06  Vitamin K to top
Menadiol Sodium Phosphate
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Formulary
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

Information for health care professionals on children with cystic fibrosis can be found here.

 
   
Phytomenadione (Konakion® MM Paediatric)
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Formulary
Red

Licensed for oral, IM or IV use.

 
   
Phytomenadione (Konakion® MM)
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Formulary
Red

Not licensed for oral use, but widely used.

 
   
Phytomenadione (Tablets)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red
 
   
09.06.07  Multivitamin preparations
Multivitamin preparations (Abidec®)
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First Choice
Green

First line choice for pre-term babies (those born under 34 week’s gestational age). Prescribed until child is 1 year.

APCO March 2018.

 
Multivitamin preparations (Dalivit®)
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Formulary
Green

For pre-term babies prescribe Abidec.

Dalivit is suitable for all other infants.

 
   
09.06.07  Vitamin and mineral supplements and adjuncts to synthetic diets
Multivitamin
(Renavit®)
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Formulary
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Vitamin and mineral supplements (Forceval®)
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Formulary
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
Vitamin and mineral supplements (Ketovite®)
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Formulary
Amber Continuation

Suitable for prescribing in primary care following specialist recommendation.

 
   
09.07  Bitters and tonics
09.08  Metabolic disorders
09.08.01  Drugs used in metabolic disorders to top
Asfotase alfa (Strensiq®)
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Formulary
Red

For treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia as per NICE HST6.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO September 2017.

 
   
Inotersen (Tegsedi®)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Secondary care prescribing only for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis as per NICE HST9.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

APCO July 2019.

 
Link  NICE HST9: Inotersen for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis
   
Patisiran (Onpattro®)
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Formulary
Red
NHS England

For treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in line with NICE HST10.

Funded by specialised commissioning. 

APCO September 2019. 

 
Link  NICE HST10: Patisiran for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis
   
Biotin
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Secondary care use only for children with metabolic disorders.

Prescribed by Paediatric Neurologists only.

APCO September 2013.

 
Link  Medicines for Children leaflet: Biotin for metabolic disorders
   
Tiopronin (Thiola®)
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Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

Secondary care use only for cystinuria.

APCO September 2018.

 
   
09.08.01  Wilsons disease
Penicillamine
(Wilson's Disease)
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Formulary
Red

Secondary care use only.

 
   
09.08.01  Carnitine deficiency
Levocarnitine (Carnitor®)
(Carnitine)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only to potentially reduce the usage of erythropoietin in patients on haemodialysis.

APCO January 2004.

 
   
09.08.01  Fabry's disease
Migalastat (Galafold®)
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Formulary
Red

For treating Fabry disease as per NICE HST4. To be prescribed by specialist centres only.

APCO March 2017.

Funded by specialised commissioning.

 
Link  NICE HST4: Migalastat for treating Fabry disease
   
09.08.01  Gaucher's disease
09.08.01  Mucopolysaccharidosis I to top
09.08.01  Pompe disease
09.08.01  Nephropathic cystinosis
09.08.01  Urea cycle disorders
Arginine
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Red

For the treatment of Urea Cycle Defects as per BIMDG adult emergency management guideline. 

To be initiated following discussion with Metabolic Medicine or as per patient’s care plan from the national centre.

 
   
Sodium Benzoate
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Red

For the treatment of Urea Cycle Defects as per BIMDG adult emergency management guideline. 

To be initiated following discussion with Metabolic Medicine or as per patient’s care plan from the national centre.

 
   
09.08.02  Acute porphyrias
Haem Arginate (Normosang®)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine

Secondary care use only. 

 
Link  UKMI Q&A: Use of haem arginate (human hemin) in acute porphyria
   
09.08.02  Drugs unsafe for use in acute porphyrias to top
 ....
 Non Formulary Items
Adcal®
(Calcium carbonate)

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Non Formulary
 
Agalsidase Alfa and Beta  (Fabrazyme®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Agalsidase Alfa and Beta  (Replagal®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Albumin Solution
(Isotonic solutions)

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Non Formulary
 
Alglucosidase Alfa  (Myozyme®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Alpha Tocopherol  (Vedrop®)

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Non Formulary
 
Babiven start up

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Non Formulary
 
Betaine
(Homocystinuria)

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Non Formulary
 
Bitters and tonics
(Gentian mixture alkaline BP)

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Non Formulary
 
Bitters and tonics  (Effico®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bitters and tonics  (Labiton®)

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Non Formulary
 
Bitters and tonics  (Metatone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium acetate  (PhosLo®)

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Non Formulary

Discontinued in 2015

 
Calcium and Ergocalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Carbonate with Colecalciferol

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Gluconate
(Effervescent tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Lactate

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Salts
(Calcium-500)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Salts  (Calcium-500®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Salts  (Everose®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium Salts  (Osvaren®)

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Non Formulary
 
Calcium-Sandoz®

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Non Formulary

Calcium-Sandoz Syrup has now been discontinued in the UK. See UKMI link below for advice on alternatives.

Link  UKMI Q&A: Info and advice on Calcium Sandoz shortage
 
Carglumic Acid  (Carbaglu®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Chenodexoycholic acid  (Xenbilox®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol
(With alendronic acid )

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 10,000units/ml drops  (Thorens®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 2,400 units/ml drops  (Invita D3® oral drops)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol 3,000 units per ml liquid

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Cacit-D3®)

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Non Formulary

Effervescent granules in sachets.

 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew D3® 500mg/400unit Caplets)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate  (Calcichew-D3 Once Daily)

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Non Formulary
 
Colecalciferol with Calcium carbonate  (Kalcipos-D®)

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Non Formulary
Black

The amount of calcium is less than the usual recommended intake.  More cost effective preparations available.

APCO September 2011. 

 
Colestilan  (BindRen®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Compound iron preparations  (Ferrograd C®)

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Non Formulary
 
Compound iron preparations  (Givitol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dextran 70  (RescueFlow®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dihydrotachysterol  (AT 10®)

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Non Formulary
 
Efmoroctocog alfa  (Elocta®)

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Non Formulary
 
Eliglustat  (Cerdelga®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Epoetin zeta  (Retacrit®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Ergocalciferol
(Oral)

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Non Formulary
 
Ergocalciferol  (Calfovit D3®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch
(Hetastarch)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch
(Pentastarch)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (HAES-steril®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Hemohes®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Infukoll®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ferric citrate coordination complex  (Fexeric®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ferric maltol  (Ferracru®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ferrous Sulphate  (Ironorm® drops)

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Non Formulary
 
Ferumoxytol Injection  (Rienso®)

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Non Formulary

Marketing authorisation withdrawn in March 2015.

Link  MHRA: Serious hypersensitivity reactions—contraindicated if any drug allergy
 
Galsulfase  (Naglazyme®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Geloplasma®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Haemaccel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Volplex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Glycerol phenylbutyrate  (Ravicti®)

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Non Formulary
 
Human Albumin Solution

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Non Formulary
 
Hypertonic Solution  (HyperHAES®)

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Non Formulary
 
Imiglucerase  (Cerezyme®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Iron and Folic Acid  (Fefol®)

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Non Formulary

Not NHS Not NHS

 
Iron and Folic Acid  (Ferrograd Folic®)

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Non Formulary
 
Iron and Folic Acid  (Galfer FA®)

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Non Formulary
 
Iron Isomaltoside  (Monofer®)

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Non Formulary
 
Laronidase  (Aldurazyme®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Lipegfilgrastim  (Lonquex®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine

Not routinely commissioned by NHSE.

 
Magnesium Chelate

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Non Formulary
 
Magnesium Citrate

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Non Formulary
 
Magnesium Hydroxide Mixture BP

Non Formulary
 
Mercaptamine (Cysteamine)  (Cystagon®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Miglustat  (Zavesca®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Multivitamin eye supplement  (MaculEH Light®)

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Non Formulary
 
Multivitamin including lutein  (PreserVision®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO September 2012.

 
Multivitamin including lutein  (Visivite®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO September 2012.

 
Multivitamin including lutein  (Vitalux Plus®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO September 2012.

 
Multivitamin including lutein and zeaxanthin  (Bright eyes®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration, no evidence to support place in therapy. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO July 2004.

 
Multivitamin including lutein and zeaxanthin  (ICaps®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO September 2012.

 
Multivitamin including lutein and zeaxanthin  (Macushield®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO January 2011.

 
Multivitamin including lutein and zeaxanthin  (Ocuvite®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO July 2004.

 
Multivitamins  (Viteyes®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Low priority for prescribing for age-related macular degeneration. Can be purchased over the counter.

APCO May 2007.

 
Nicotinamide

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Non Formulary
Black

Not recommended for bullous pemphigoid due to lack of evidence.

APCO January 2014.

 
Nitisinone

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Non Formulary
 
Nutryelt®

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Non Formulary
 
Other Compounds  (Potaba®)

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Non Formulary
 
Oxymetholone

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Non Formulary
 
Paricalcitol  (Zemplar®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pegfilgrastim  (Neulasta®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Phosphate Polyfusor®

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Non Formulary
 
Phytomenadione  (Neokay®)
(Capsules)

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Non Formulary
 
Plasma-lyte 148

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Non Formulary
 
Plasma-lyte 148 with Glucose 5%

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Non Formulary
 
Polysaccharide Iron Complex  (Miferex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins  (Resonium A®)

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Non Formulary
 
Potasium Chloride  (Klofer®)

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Non Formulary
 
Potassium Bicarbonate
(Potassium effervescent tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate
(Potassium acid phosphate)

Non Formulary
 
Preparations  (Forceval Protein Powder®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sandocal-1000®

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Non Formulary

Discontinued.

 
Sapropterin Dihydrochloride  (Kuvan®)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Sebelipase alfa  (Kanuma®)

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Non Formulary
 
Selenium  (Selenase®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Bicarbonate  (Min-I-Jet® Sodium Bicarbonate)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Dichloroacetate

Non Formulary
 
Sodium Feredetate  (Sytron®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium fluoride
(Tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium fluoride toothpaste  (Duraphat®)

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Non Formulary
Black

Fluoride mouthwash, oral drops, tablets and toothpaste are included on the dental formulary therefore dentists should prescribe where appropriate rather than refer to the GP.  

APCO January 2011.

 
Sodium Phenylbutyrate

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Non Formulary
 
Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide  (Velphoro®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Addiphos®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Decan®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Dipeptiven®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Peditrace®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Solivito N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Supplementary Preparations  (Vitlipid N®)

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Non Formulary
 
Susoctocog alfa  (Obizur®)

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Non Formulary
 
Tetrastarch

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Non Formulary

Product withdrawn June 2013 following MHRA recall and marketing authorisation suspension.

Link  MHRA: Drug alert and recall
Link  MHRA: Hydroxyethyl starch intravenous infusion - suspension of licences
Link  MHRA: Hydroxyethyl starch intravenous infusions: Advice for healthcare professionals
 
Trientine Dihydrochloride

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Non Formulary
 
Trisodium Edetate  (Limclair®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ubidecarenone

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Non Formulary

Also known as ubiquinone and co-enzyme Q10.

Link  DTB review of co-enzyme Q10 for statin related myopathy
 
Vitamin and mineral supplements  (Forceval Soluble®)

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Non Formulary
 
Vitamin B complex preparations

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Non Formulary
Black

In line with RMOC.

APCO January 2020.

 
Vitamin B Tablets (Compound)

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Non Formulary
Black

In line with RMOC.

APCO January 2020.

 
Vitamins A and D
(Halibut-liver oil)

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Non Formulary
 
Vitamins A and D  (Halycitrol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Zinc Acetate  (Wilzin®)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to adult BNF
click to search medicines.org.uk
Link to children's BNF
click to search medicines.org.uk
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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