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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.05  Expand sub section  Vitamin E
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
(Vitamin E)
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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?
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Alpha Tocopherol  (Vedrop®)

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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description


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: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   


Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  


Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

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