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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
04.01  Hypnotics and anxiolytics
04.01.01  Hypnotics
Melatonin 2mg MR tablets (Circadin ®)
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Green
Traffic light status:
  • Licensed indications - Green
  • Insomnia with REM in Parkinson's Disease - Amber
  • Insomnia in Huntingdon's disease - Amber
     
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    04.01.01  Benzodiazepines
    Nitrazepam Tablets 5mg
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    Controlled Drug Temazepam
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    Formulary note Until 31 May 2015 Temazepam is exempted from the CD prescription writing requirements, but from 1 June 2015, the exemption is being removed, meaning that prescriptions will need to comply fully with the requirements for Schedule 3 controlled drugs.

    Tablets 10mg
    Liquid 10mg/5ml 
       
    04.01.01  Zaleplon, Zolpidem and Zopiclone
    Zopiclone Tablets 3.75mg and 7.5mg
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    Link  NICE TA77: Guidance on the use of zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone for the short-term management of insomnia
       
    04.01.01  Chloral and derivatives to top
    Chloral Hydrate 1g in 10mL (Chloral Mixture, BP 2000 )
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    Restricted Drug Restricted For use in paediatrics only. Chloral Mixture is an unlicensed medicine.  
       
    04.01.01  Clomethiazole (Chlormethiazole)
    Clomethiazole Capsules 192mg
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    04.01.01  Antihistamines
    Promethazine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets: 10mg and 25mg
    Injection 25mg/ml
    Liquid 5mg/5ml 
       
    04.01.01  Alcohol
    04.01.01  Sodium oxybate
    04.01.01  Pitolisant to top
    04.01.02  Anxiolytics
    04.01.02  Benzodiazepines
    Chlordiazepoxide Hydrochloride Capsules 5mg and 10mg
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    Diazepam
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    Formulary Tablets: 2mg, 5mg and 10mg
    Liquid 2mg/5ml
    Injection 5mg/ml
    Emulsion Injection 5mg/ml
    Rectal Tubes: 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg. 
       
    Lorazepam
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    Formulary Tablets 1mg
    Injection 4mg/ml 
       
    Oxazepam Tablets 10mg
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    04.01.02  Buspirone
    Buspirone Hydrochloride Tablets 5mg and 10mg
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    04.01.02  Beta blockers
     note  20/2/12-spelling
    04.01.02  Meprobamate to top
    04.01.03  Barbiturates
    04.02  Drugs used in psychoses and related disorders
    04.02.01  Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs
    Aripiprazole injection (Abilify®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Amber 2
    NHFT formulary - for rapid tranquilisation only 
       
    Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg, 50mg and 100mg
    Liquid: 25mg/5ml and 100mg/5ml
    Injection 50mg/2ml
     
       
    Haloperidol
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    Formulary Tablets: 1.5mg, 5mg and 10mg
    Capsules 500mcg
    Injection 5mg/ml
    Liquid 2mg/ml  
       
    Levomepromazine (Nozinan®)
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    Formulary Tablets 25mg
    Injection 25mg/ml 
       
    Promazine Hydrochloride (Promazine®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg and 50mg
    Liquid: 25mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml 
       
    Sulpiride
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    Formulary Tablets: 200mg and 400mg
    Liquid 200mg/5ml 
       
    Trifluoperazine Tablets 1mg and 5mg
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    Zuclopenthixol Acetate (Clopixol Acuphase®)
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    Formulary Injection 50mg/ml and 100mg/2ml 
       
    Zuclopenthixol Dihydrochloride (Clopixol®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 2mg, 10mg and 25mg.  
       
    04.02.01  First-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
    04.02.01  Atypical Antipsychotics to top
    Amisulpride
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    Amber 2
    Tablets: 50mg, 100mg, 200mg and 400mg.
    Liquid 100mg/ml 
       
    Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Amber 2
    Initiation by psychiatry only
    Tablets: 5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 30mg.
    Orodispersible Tablets: 10mg and 15mg. 
    Link  NICE TA292: Bipolar disorder (children) - aripiprazole
       
    Clozapine Tablets 25mg and 100mg (Clozaril®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    Patient must be registered with the Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service in accordance with hospital guidelines. 
       
    Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 20mg.
    Orodispersible Tablets: 5mg, 10mg, 15mg and 20mg.  
       
    Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg and 300mg.

    Tablets MR: These tablets are classified as 'red' and are for the use in secondary care only. Use of 25mg and 100mg strength MR tablets are restricted.
    Strengths available: 50mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg and 400mg. 
       
    Risperidone
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    Formulary Tablets: 500mcg, 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, 4mg and 6mg.
    Orodispersible Tablets: 500mcg, 1mg, 2mg and 3mg.
    Liquid 1mg/ml 
       
    04.02.02  Antipsychotic depot injections
    Flupentixol Decanoate (Depixol® Conc.)
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    Formulary Injection: 50mg/0.5ml and 100mg/ml 
       
    Flupentixol Decanoate Injection 200mg/ml (Depixol® Low Volume)
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    Haloperidol (Haldol Decanoate®)
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    Formulary Injection: 50mg and 100mg 
       
    Paliperidone depot injection ( Xeplion® )
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    RedRed
    Restricted to NHT
    Prior approval form required 
       
    Pipotiazine Palmitate (Piportil® Depot)
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    Formulary Injection: 50mg/ml and 100mg/2ml 
       
    Risperidone (Risperdal Consta®)
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    Formulary Injection: 25mg, 37.5mg and 50mg. 
       
    Zuclopenthixol Decanoate (Clopixol®)
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    Formulary Injection: 200mg/ml and 500mg/ml. 
       
    Flupentixol Decanoate (Depixol®)
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    Formulary Injection: 20mg/ml and 40mg/2ml. 
       
    04.02.03  Drugs used for mania and hypomania
    04.02.03  Benzodiazepines
    04.02.03  Antipsychotic drugs
    04.02.03  Carbamazepine to top
    04.02.03  Valproic acid
    Valproic Acid Tablets 250mg and 500mg (Depakote®)
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    04.02.03  Lithium
    Lithium Carbonate MR Tablets 200mg and 400mg (Priadel®)
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    Lithium Carbonate MR Tablets 250mg and 400mg (Camcolit®)
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    Lithium Citrate Liquid 520mg/5ml (Priadel®)
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    04.03  Antidepressant drugs
    04.03.01  Tricyclic and related antidepressant drugs
    04.03.01  Tricyclic antidepressants to top
    Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets: 10mg, 25mg and 50mg.
    Liquid: 25mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml. 
       
    Clomipramine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Capsules: 10mg, 25mg and 50mg. 
       
    Dosulepin Hydrochloride 25mg Capsules
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    Restricted Drug Restricted Dosulepin is restricted to continuation treatment only.  
       
    Imipramine Hydrochloride Tablets 10mg and 25mg
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    Lofepramine
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    Formulary Tablets 70mg
    Liquid 70mg/5ml 
       
    04.03.01  Related antidepressants
    Trazodone Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Capsules: 50mg and 100mg
    Liquid 50mg/5ml 
       
    04.03.02  Monoamine-oxidase inhibitors
    Phenelzine Tablets 15mg (Nardil®)
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    04.03.02  Reverible MAOIs
    Moclobemide Tablets 150mg and 300mg
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    04.03.03  Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors
    Citalopram
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    Formulary Tablets: 10mg, 20mg and 40mg
    Oral Drops 40mg/ml 
       
    Fluoxetine
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    Formulary Capsules 20mg
    Liquid 20mg/5ml 
       
    Paroxetine
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    Formulary Tablets 20mg and 30mg
    Liquid 10mg/5ml 
       
    Sertraline Tablets 50mg and 100mg
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    Escitalopram tablets
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    Formulary 5mg, 10mg and 20mg 
       
    04.03.04  Other antidepressant drugs to top
    Duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
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    Formulary Capsules 30mg and 60mg 
       
    Mirtazapine
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    Formulary Tablets: 15mg, 30mg and 45mg
    Orodispersible Tablets: 15mg, 30mg and 45mg
    Liquid 15mg/ml 
       
    Venlafaxine
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    Formulary Tablets: 37.5mg and 75mg
    Capsules MR: 75mg and 150mg 
       
    04.04  CNS stimulants and other drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Atomoxetine (Strattera®)
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    Amber 1
    Capsules: 10mg, 18mg, 25mg, 40mg, 60mg, and 80mg. 
       
    Controlled Drug Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
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    Amber 1
    Tablets: 5mg, 10mg and 20mg
    Concerta XL Tablets MR: 18mg, 27mg and 36mg
    Equasym XL: 10mg, 20mg, 30mg
     
       
    04.04  Cocaine
    04.05  Drugs used in the treatment of obesity
    04.05.01  Anti-obesity drugs acting on the gastro-intestingal tract
    04.05.02  Centrally acting appetite suppressants to top
    04.06  Drugs used in nausea and vertigo
    04.06  Vomiting during pregnancy
    04.06  Postoperative nausea and vomiting
    04.06  Motion sickness
    04.06  Other vestibular disorders to top
    04.06  Cytotoxic chemotherapy
    04.06  Palliative care
    04.06  Migraine
    Fremanezumab (Ajovy)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    High Cost Medicine
    CCG
    Homecare
    BlueTeq

    Restricted to use by Neurology and according to NICETA 631 requirements

    www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta631

     
    Link  TA631
       
    04.06  Antihistamines
    Cinnarizine Tablets 15mg
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    Cyclizine (Valoid®)
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    Formulary Tablets 50mg
    Injection 50mg/ml
     
       
    04.06  Phenothiazines and related drugs to top
    Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg, 50mg and 100mg
    Liquid: 25mg/5ml and 100mg/5ml
    Injection 50mg/2ml 
       
    Prochlorperazine
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    Formulary Tablets 5mg
    Injection 12.5mg/ml 
       
    Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets 3mg (Buccastem® (Buccal preparation))
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    Prochlorperazine Liquid 5mg/5ml (Stemetil®)
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    04.06  Domperidone and metoclopramide
    Domperidone
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    Formulary Tablets 10mg
    Suspension 5mg/5ml 
       
    Metoclopramide Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets 10mg
    Liquid 5mg/5ml
    Injection 10mg/2ml

    Restricted ItemDue to risks of neurological side effects metoclopramide should only be prescribed for short term use (max 5 days) and a dose not exceeding 0.5mg/kg/day 
    Link  Metoclopramide: risk of neurological adverse effects—restricted dose and duration of use
       
    Metoclopramide Hydrochloride Injection 100mg/20ml (Maxolon® High Dose)
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    04.06  5HT3 antagonists
    Ondansetron
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    Green
    Tablets: 4mg and 8mg
    Oral Lyophilisates: 4mg and 8mg
    Suppositories 16mg
    Injection: 4mg/2ml and 8mg/4ml
    Oral syrup: 4mg/5ml 
       
    04.06  Neurokinin receptor antagonist
    Aprepitant (Emend®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted For use in accordance with the cytotoxic antiemetic policy.

    Capsules: 80mg and 125mg 
       
    04.06  Cannabinoid
    04.06  Hyoscine to top
    Hyoscine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets 300mcg
    Scopoderm TTS Patch 1mg/72hours
    Injection 400mcg/ml 
       
    04.06  Other drugs for Ménière's disease
    Betahistine Dihydrochloride Tablets 8mg and 16mg
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    04.07  Analgesics
    04.07.01  Non-opioid analgesics and compound analgesic preparations
    04.07.01  Compound analgesic preparations
    Aspirin
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    Formulary Dispersible Tablets: 75mg and 300mg
    Suppositories 300mg 
       
    Nefopam Hydrochloride Tablets 30mg (Acupan®)
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    Paracetamol
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    Formulary IV Paracetamol is restricted to NBM patients and for the first 24 hours post surgery.

    Tablets 500mg
    Soluble Tablets 500mg
    Liquid: 120mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
    Suppositories: 60mg, 125mg, 250mg and 500mg.

    CAUTION: for oral/rectal initial high dose for paediatric post-operative pain see BNFC 
       
    Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol® 8/500)
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    Formulary Tablets and Effervescent Tablets 
       
    Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol® 30/500)
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    Formulary Tablets and Effervescent Tablets 
       
    04.07.02  Opioid analgesics to top
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine Patches (BuTrans®)
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    Formulary Patches: 5mcg/hr, 10mcg/hr and 20mcg/hr. 
       
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine Patches (Transtec®)
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    Formulary Patches: 35mcg/hr, 52.5mcg/hr and 70mcg/hr. 
       
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine Sublingual Tablets 200mcg and 400mcg (Temgesic®)
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    Codeine Phosphate
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    Formulary Tablets 15mg, 30mg and syrup 25mg/5ml 
       
    Controlled Drug Diamorphine Hydrochloride Injection
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    Formulary Injection: 5mg, 10mg, 30mg, 100mg and 500mg. 
       
    Dihydrocodeine Tartrate
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    Formulary Tablets 30mg
    Liquid 10mg/5ml 
       
    Controlled Drug Fentanyl (Actiq®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted For Palliative care only.

    Buccal Lozenge: 200mcg and 400mcg 
       
    Controlled Drug Fentanyl Nasal Spray (PecFent®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted For Palliative care only.

    Nasal Spray: 100mcg/spray and 400mcg/spray. 
       
    Controlled Drug Fentanyl Patches
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    Formulary Patches: 12mcg/hr, 25mcg/hr, 50mcg/hr, 75mcg/hr and 100mcg/hr.  
       
    Controlled Drug Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets (Abstral®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted For use in Palliative care only.

    Sublingual Tablets: 100mcg, 200mcg and 400mcg. 
       
    Controlled Drug Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Capsules (Palladone®)
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    Formulary Capsules: 1.3mg and 2.6mg 
       
    Controlled Drug Hydromorphone Hydrochloride MR Capsules (Palladone® SR)
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    Formulary Capsules MR: 2mg, 4mg, 8mg, 16mg and 24mg. 
       
    Meptazinol (Meptid®)
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    Formulary Tablets 200mg
    Injection 100mg/ml 
       
    Controlled Drug Methadone Hydrochloride (Methadone®)
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    Formulary Tablets 5mg
    Liquid 1mg/ml
    Injection 10mg/ml 
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine Salts (Morphine Sulphate)
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    Controlled Drug Morphine Sulphate Granules for Suspension (MST Continus®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted Granules for Suspension: 20mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg and 200mg. 
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine Sulphate Injection
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    Formulary Injection: 10mg/ml,30mg/ml,60mg/2ml and 50mg/50ml.
    15mg/ml - no stock 
       
    Morphine Sulphate Liquid (Oramorph®)
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    Formulary Liquid: 10mg/5ml and 100mg/5ml 
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine Sulphate MR Capsules (Zomorph®)
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    Formulary MR Capsules: 10mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg and 200mg. 
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine Sulphate MR Tablets (MST Continus®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted Only 5mg and 15mg tablets can be used. 
       
    Controlled Drug Morphine Sulphate Tablets (Sevredol®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 10mg, 20mg and 50mg. 
       
    Controlled Drug Oxycodone Hydrochloride (OxyNorm®)
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    Formulary Capsules: 5mg, 10mg and 20mg
    Liquid: 5mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml
    Injection: 10mg/ml and 50mg/ml
     
       
    Controlled Drug Oxycodone M/R tablets
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    Formulary Modified release tablets: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg 
       
    Controlled Drug Pethidine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets 50mg
    Injection 50mg/ml and 100mg/2ml 
       
    Tramadol Hydrochloride Capsules 50mg
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    From 10/6/14 tramadol became a Schedule 3 Controlled Drug

     
    Controlled Drug Schedule 3
    Link  Changes to CD status - June 2014
       
    Tramadol Hydrochloride injection 100mg/2ml
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    Restricted Drug Restricted

    Anaesthetist use only for acute post-operative pain management.

    From 10/6/14 tramadol became a controlled drug

     
    Controlled Drug Schedule 3
    Link  Changes to CD status - June 2014
       
    04.07.02  Weak opioids
    04.07.02  Strong opioids
    04.07.02  Breakthrough pain
    04.07.02  Injectable
    04.07.02  Other to top
    04.07.03  Neuropathic pain
    Controlled Drug Gabapentin Capsules
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    From 1st April 2019 gabapentin has been reclassified as a controlled drug


    Capsules: 100mg, 300mg and 400mg.

     
    Link  Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs
       
    Controlled Drug Pregabalin Capsules (Lyrica®)
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    From 1st April 2019 pregabalin has been reclassified as a controlled drug


    Capsules: 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, and 300mg.

     
    Link  Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs
       
    04.07.03  Trigeminal neuralgia
    Carbamazepine
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    Formulary Tablets: 100mg, 200mg and 400mg
    Liquid 100mg/5ml
    Suppositories: 125mg and 250mg
    Tablets MR: 200mg and 400mg 
       
    Phenytoin
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    Formulary Capsules: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 300mg.
    Suspension 30mg/5ml 
       
    04.07.03  Postherpetic neuralgia
    Amitriptlyine
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    Formulary Neuropathic pain is an unlicensed indication for amitriptyline.

    Tablets: 10mg, 25mg and 50mg.
    Liquid: 25mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml 
       
    04.07.03  Chronic facial pain
    04.07.04  Antimigraine drugs to top
    04.07.04.01  Treatment of the acute migraine attack
    04.07.04.01  Analgesics
    04.07.04.01  5HT1 agonists
    Sumatriptan Tablets 50mg & 100mg
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    Sumatriptan 3mg/0.5ml injection (Imigran)
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    Sumatriptan 6mg/0.5ml injection (Imigran)
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    Sumatriptan 10mg nasal spray (Imigran)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted Consultant initiation only for outpatient use. Not routinely stocked within the hospital, ordered on demand. 
       
    04.07.04.01  Ergot alkaloids
    04.07.04.01  Anti-emetics to top
    04.07.04.01  Other drugs for migrane
    04.07.04.02  Prophylaxis of migraine
    Clonidine Hydrochloride Tablets 25mcg
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    Formulary  
       
    Pizotifen Tablets 500mcg and 1.5mg
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    Formulary  
       
    04.07.04.03  Cluster headache
    04.08  Antiepileptics
    04.08.01  Control of epilepsy to top
    Lacosamide  (Vimpat ® )
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    Formulary
    Amber 2
    tabets: 50mg; 100mg; 150mg; 200mg;
    syrup: 10mg/ml
    IV infusion: 10mg/ml (200ml) 
       
    Retigabine (Trobalt®)
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    Formulary tablet strengths:50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 300mg, 400mg 
    Link  NICE TA232: Epilepsy (partial) - retigabine (adjuvant)
       
    04.08.01  Partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation
    04.08.01  Generalised seizures
    04.08.01  Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine
    Carbamazepine
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    Formulary Tablets: 100mg, 200mg and 400mg.
    Liquid 100mg/5ml
    Suppositories: 125mg and 250mg
    Tablets MR: 200mg and 400mg 
       
    04.08.01  Ethosuximide
    Ethosuximide
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    Formulary Capsule 250mg
    Liquid 250mg/5ml 
       
    04.08.01  Gabapentin and pregabalin to top
    Controlled Drug Gabapentin Capsules
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    Formulary

    FROM 1st April 2019 gabapentin has been reclassified as a Controlled Drug


    Capsules: 100mg, 300mg and 400mg

     
    Link  Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs
       
    Controlled Drug Pregabalin Capsules
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    Formulary

    FROM 1st April 2019 pregabalin has been reclassified as a Controlled Drug


    Capsules: 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, 100mg, 150mg, and 300mg.


    AMBER 2 - for generalised anxiety disorders

     
    Link  Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs
       
    04.08.01  Lacosamide
    04.08.01  Lamotrigine
    Lamotrigine
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 200mg
    Dispersible Tablets: 2mg, 5mg, 25mg and 100mg. 
       
    04.08.01  Levetiracetam
    Levetiracetam (Keppra®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 250mg, 500mg, 750mg and 1g
    Liquid 100mg/ml
    Injection 100mg/ml 
       
    04.08.01  Perampanel
    04.08.01  Phenobarbital and other barbiturates to top
    Controlled Drug Phenobarbital
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    Formulary

    Tablets: 15mg and 30mg
    Paediatric Suspension 30mg/ml
    Injection: 30mg/ml, 60mg/ml and 200mg/ml

     
       
    Primidone Tablets (Mysoline®)
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    Formulary
  • 250mg tablets

  • 50mg tablets - ordered on demand
  •  
       
    04.08.01  Phenytoin
    Phenytoin
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    Formulary Capsules: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 300mg
    Suspension 30mg/5ml
    CAUTION:for loading dose see BNF, BNFC
     
       
    04.08.01  Retigabine
    04.08.01  Rufinamide
    04.08.01  Tiagabine
    04.08.01  Topiramate to top
    Topiramate (Topamax®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 200mg.
    Capsules: 15mg, 25mg and 50mg. 
       
    04.08.01  Valproate
    Sodium Valproate
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    Formulary Tablets 100mg
    Tablets E/C: 200mg and 500mg
    Liquid 200mg/5ml
    Tablets MR: 200mg, 300mg and 500mg
    Injection 300mg 
       
    04.08.01  Vigabatrin
    Vigabatrin (Sabril®)
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    Formulary Tablets 500mg
    Powder 500mg 
       
    04.08.01  Zonisamide
    Zonisamide Capsules (Zonegran®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted Zonisamide is restricted to consultants only.

    Capsules: 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. 
       
    04.08.01  Benzodiazepines
    Clobazam Tablets 10mg
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    Formulary  
       
    Clobazam 10mg/5ml oral suspension
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    Formulary  
    Link  Tablet Press June 18 - Prescribing Clobazam in Primary Care
       
    Clobazam 5mg/5ml oral suspension
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    Restricted Drug Restricted The 10mg/5ml suspension should be used in preference and for new patients requiring liquid clobazam.

    Where clinically indicated, existing patients may continue on the 5mg/5ml strength. This product is not routinely stocked in pharmacy but will be ordered on demand. 
       
    Clonazepam Tablets (Rivotril®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 500mcg and 2mg.  
       
    Clonazepam solution 2mg/5mL
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    Formulary  
       
    04.08.01  Other Drugs to top
    04.08.02  Drugs used in status epilepticus
    Diazepam
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    Formulary Injection 10mg/2ml
    Emulsion Injection 10mg/2ml
    Rectal Tubes: 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg 
       
    Lorazepam Injection 4mg/ml
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    Formulary  
       
    Controlled Drug Phenobarbital Sodium Injection
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    Formulary Injection: 30mg/ml, 60mg/ml and 200mg/ml.
    CAUTION:for loading dose see BNFC, SPC 
       
    Phenytoin Sodium Injection 250mg/5ml
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    Formulary CAUTION:for loading dose see BNF, BNFC, SPC
     
       
    Controlled Drug Midazolam oromucosal solution 5mg/ml (Buccolam ®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2

    To avoid confusion between the different strength brands available, Buccolam should be prescribed by brand name 


    Prefilled syringes containing:



    • 10mg in 2ml

    • 7.5mg in 1.5ml

    • 5mg in 1ml

    • 2.5mg in 0.5ml

     
       
    Controlled Drug Midazolam Buccal Liquid 10mg/ml (Epistatus)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Amber 2

    To avoid confusion between the different strength brands available, Epistatus should be prescribed by brand name.


    Restricted for use in children under 3months (use Buccolam syringes for children >3months)

     
       
    Paraldehyde 50% Enema in Olive Oil 30ml
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    Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed Paraldehyde Enema is an unlicensed medicine. 
       
    04.08.03  Febrile convulsions
    Diazepam
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    Formulary Injection 10mg/2ml
    Emulsion Injection 10mg/2ml
    Rectal Tubes: 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg 
       
    Paracetamol
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    Formulary Tablets 500mg
    Effervescent Tablets 500mg
    Liquid: 120mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
    Suppositories: 60mg, 125mg, 250mg and 500mg. 
       
    04.09  Drugs used in parkinsonism and related disorders
    04.09.01  Dopaminergic drugs used in Parkinsons disease
    04.09.01  Dopamine receptor agonists to top
    Apomorphine Hydrochloride Injection 20mg/2ml (APO-go®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 1
    The Pen and PFS are restricted to consultant only.
     
       
    Pramipexole (Mirapexin®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 88micrograms, 180micrograms, 350micrograms
    M/R tablets:(DOUBLE RED)

    Please note only modified-release preparation is double red 
       
    Ropinirole Tablets
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    Formulary
    Amber 2
    Tablets: 250mcg, 500mcg, 1mg, 2mg and 5mg
    Modified release tablets: 2mg, 3mg and 8mg 
       
    Rotigotine Patches (Neupro®)
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    Formulary Patches: 1mg/24hrs, 2mg/24hrs, 3mg/24hrs, 4mg/24hrs, 6mg/24hrs and 8mg/24hrs.

    Available for the treatment of Parkinson's disease only.

    Neupro patches may not be prescribed for restless leg syndrome (Double Red traffic light status) 
       
    04.09.01  Levodopa
    Carbidopa with entacapone and levodopa tablets
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    Formulary Current contract brand: Stanek tablets
    50mg/12.5mg/200mg tablets
    75mg/18.75mg/200mg tablets
    100mg/25mg/200mg tablets
    125mg/31.25mg/200mg tablets
    150mg/37.5mg/200mg tablets
    200mg/50mg/200mg tablets
     
       
    Co-Beneldopa (Madopar®)
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    Formulary Capsules: 62.5mg, 125mg and 250mg.
    Dispersible Tablets: 62.5mg and 125mg.
     
       
    Co-Beneldopa MR Capsules 125mg (Madopar®CR)
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    Formulary  
       
    Co-Careldopa MR Tablets 125mg (Half Sinemet ®CR)
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    Formulary  
       
    Co-Careldopa MR Tablets 250mg (Sinemet® CR)
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    Formulary  
       
    Co-Careldopa Tablets (Sinemet®)
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    Formulary Tablets: 62.5mg, 110mg, 125mg and 275mg. 
       
    04.09.01  Monoamine-oxidase-B inhibitors
    Rasagiline Tablets 1mg (Azilect®)
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    Formulary  
       
    Selegiline Hydrochloride Tablets 5mg
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    Formulary  
       
    04.09.01  Catachol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors
    Entacapone Tablets 200mg (Comtess®)
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    Formulary  
       
    04.09.01  Amantadine
    Amantadine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Capsules 100mg
    Liquid 50mg/5ml 
       
    04.09.01  Mild to moderate dementia in Parkinsons disease to top
    04.09.02  Antimuscarinic drugs used in parkinsonism
    Benzatropine Mesilate Injection 2mg/2ml
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    Formulary This is an unlicensed medicine. 
       
    Orphenadrine Hydrochloride Tablets 50mg
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    Formulary  
       
    Procyclidine Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets 5mg
    Liquid 5mg/5ml
    Injection 10mg/2ml 
       
    Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride
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    Formulary Tablets: 2mg and 5mg
    Liquid 5mg/5ml 
       
    04.09.03  Drugs used in essential tremor, chorea, tics, and related disorders
    Haloperidol
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    Formulary Tablets: 1.5mg, 5mg and 10mg.
    Injection 5mg/ml
    Liquid 2mg/ml
    Capsules 500mcg 
       
    Piracetam Tablets 1.2g (Nootropil®)
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    Formulary  
       
    Tetrabenazine Tablets 25mg (Xenazine® 25)
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    Formulary  
       
    04.09.03  Torsion dystonias and other involuntary movements
    Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
     
    Link  NICE TA260: Migraine (chronic) - botulinum toxin type A
       
    Botulinum Toxin Type A (Dysport®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
     
       
    Botulinum Toxin Type A (Xeomin®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
     
    Link  NICE TA605: Xeomin (botulinum neurotoxin type A) for treating chronic sialorrhoea
       
    04.09.04  Restless leg syndrome
    04.10  Drugs used in substance dependence to top
    04.10  Alcohol dependence
    Acamprosate Calcium Tablets 333mg (Campral EC®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2
     
       
    Disulfiram Tablets 200mg (Antabuse®)
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    Formulary  
       
    04.10  Cigarette smoking
    Nicotine (Nicorette® Invisi patches)
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    Formulary Patches:

    • 25mg/16 hours (Stage 1)
    • 15mg/16 hours (Stage 2)
    • 10mg/16 hours (Stage 3)
     
       
    Nicotine (Nicorette®)
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    Formulary

    • Icy White Gum 2mg & 4mg

    • Oral Spray 1mg

    • Inhalator 15mg

     
       
    Varenicline (Champix®)
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    Formulary

    Ordered on demand for use according to relevant NICE Technology appraisal

     
    Link  NICE TA123 Smoking cessation - varenicline
       
    04.10  Opioid dependence
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine and Naloxone Sublingual Tablets (Suboxone®)
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    Formulary  
       
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine oral lyophilisates  (Espranor®)
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Red
    For continuation only

    Oral lyophilisate tablets: 2mg and 8mg.

     
       
    Controlled Drug Buprenorphine Sublingual Tablets (Subutex®)
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    Formulary
    Red

    Sublingual Tablets: 400mcg, 2mg and 8mg.

     
       
    Lofexidine Hydrochloride Tablets 200mcg (BritLofex®)
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    Formulary  
       
    Controlled Drug Methadone Hydrochloride Liquid 1mg/ml
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    Formulary  
       
    Naltrexone Hydrochloride Tablets 50mg
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    Formulary  
       
    04.10.01  Alcohol dependence
    04.10.02  Nicotine dependence to top
    04.10.03  Opioid dependence
    04.10.03  Opioid substitution therapy
    04.10.03  Adjunctive therapy and symptomatic treatment
    04.10.03  Opioid-receptor antagonists
    04.11  Drugs for dementia to top
    Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets 5mg and 10mg (Aricept®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2

    Tablets 5mg and 10mg
     

     
    Link  NICE TA217: Alzheimers disease - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine
       
    Galantamine (Reminyl®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2
    Tablets: 8mg and 12mg
    Liquid 4mg/1ml 
    Link  NICE TA217: Alzheimers disease - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine
       
    Galantamine MR Capsules (Reminyl® XL)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2

    Capsules MR: 8mg, 16mg and 24mg.

     
    Link  NICE TA217: Alzheimers disease - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine
       
    Memantine Hydrochloride (Ebixa®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2

    Tablets 10mg
    Liquid 10mg/ml

     
    Link  NICE TA217: Alzheimers disease - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine
       
    Rivastigmine (Exelon®)
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    Formulary
    Amber 2
    Capsules: 1.5mg, 3mg, 4.5mg and 6mg.
    Patches: 4.6mg/24hrs and 9.5mg/24hrs.
    Oral solution: 2ml/ml 
    Link  NICE TA217: Alzheimers disease - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine
       
    04.12  Drugs for neuromuscular disorders
     ....
     Non Formulary Items
    Acetazolamide

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    Non Formulary
     
    Agomelatine  (Valdoxan®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Almotriptan  (Almogran®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Alprazolam

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    Non Formulary
     
    Alprazolam  (Xanax®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Amantadine Hydrochloride  (Lysovir®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Amisulpride  (Solian®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and perphenazine  (Triptafen®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and perphenazine  (Triptafen-M®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Amobarbital (amylobarbitone) and secobarbital (quinalbarbitone)  (Tuinal®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Amobarbital (amylobrbitone)  (Sodium Amytal®)

    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Non Formulary
     
    Analgesics  (Migraleve®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Analgesics  (MigraMax®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Analgesics  (Paramax®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Apomorphine Hydrochloride Injection  (Dacepton®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 1

    • 30mg/3ml solution for injection cartridges

    • 100mg/20ml solution for infusion vials

     
    Aprepitant  (Emend®)

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    Non Formulary For use in accordance with the cytotoxic anti-emetic policy.
     
    Asenapine Sublingual Tablets  (Sycrest®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Aspirin  (Caprin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Aspirin  (Nu-Seals® Aspirin)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Aspirin and codeine  (Co-codaprin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Aspirin and papaveretum  (Aspav®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Benperidol  (Anquil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Betahistine Dihydrochloride  (Serc®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Botulinum Toxin Type A  (Azzalure®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Botulinum Toxin Type A  (Vistabel®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Botulinum Toxin Type B  (NeuroBloc®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Brivaracetam  (Briviact®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Bromocriptine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Bupropion Hydrochloride  (Zyban®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Buspirone Hydrochloride  (Buspar®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Butobarbital (butobarbitone)  (Soneryl®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Cabamazepine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Cabergoline

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 1
     
    Cabergoline  (Cabaser®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 1
     
    Controlled Drug  Cannabidiol oral solution 100mg/1ml  (Epidyolex®)

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    Non Formulary
    Red
    High Cost Medicine
    NHS England

    KGH is not commissioned as a designated specialist centre for prescribing Epidyolex

    Link  NICE TA614: Cannabidiol with clobazam for treating seizures associated with Dravet syndrome
    Link  NICE TA615: Cannabidiol with clobazam for treating seizures associated with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome
     
    Carbamazepine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Carbamazepine  (Carbagen® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Carbamazepine  (Tegretol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Carbamazepine  (Tegretol® Retard)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Chloral Hydrate

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    Non Formulary
     
    Chloral Hydrate  (Chloral Elixir®, Paediatric, BP 2000)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Chloral Hydrate 300mg in 5mL

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    Non Formulary
     
    Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride  (Largactil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Cinnarizine  (Stugeron®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Citalopram  (Cipramil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clomipramine Hydrochloride  (Anafranil® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clomipramine Hydrochloride  (Anafranil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clonazepam Injection 1mg/ml  (Rivotril®)

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    Non Formulary

    Clonazapam injection has now been discontinued.

    Link  Product discontinuation - Rivotril injection
     
    Clonidine Hydrochloride  (Catapres®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clonidine Hydrochloride  (Dixarit®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Cloral Betaine  (Welldorm®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clozapine  (Denzapine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clozapine  (Denzapine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Clozapine  (Zaponex®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Co-Careldopa  (Duodopa®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Co-codamol 15/500mg Effervescent Tablets  (Codipar®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Codeine Phosphate  (Codeine Linctuses)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Co-proxamol  (Distalgesic®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
    Co-proxamol tablets were withdrawn from the market in 2005.
     
    Controlled Drug  Dextromoramide

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Dihydrocodeine Tartrate  (DF 118 Forte®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Dihydrocodeine Tartrate  (DHC Continus®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Dolasetron Mesilate  (Anzemet®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Domperidone Suppositories 30mg  (Motilium®)

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    Non Formulary Domperidone suppositories were discontinued in 2013.
     
    Dosulepin Hydrochloride  (Prothiaden®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Doxepin  (Sinepin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Droperidol  (Xomolix®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Eletriptan  (Relpax®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Ergotamine Tartrate  (Cafergot®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Ergotamine Tartrate  (Migril®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Escitalopram  (Cipralex®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed

    Generic escitalopram is classifed Green

     
    Eslicarbazepine  (Zebinix®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Ethosuximide  (Emeside®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Ethosuximide  (Zarontin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fentanyl  (Effentora®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Controlled Drug  Fentanyl  (Instanyl®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Controlled Drug  Fentanyl buccal film  (Breakyl®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Fluoxetine  (Prozac®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Flupentixol  (Depixol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Flupentixol  (Fluanxol®)

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    Non Formulary tablets: 500microgram; 1mg
     
    Fluphenazine Decanoate

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fluphenazine Decanoate  (Modecate® Concentrate)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fluphenazine Decanoate  (Modecate®)

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    Non Formulary

    Discontinued March 2019

     
    Fluphenazine Hydrochloride  (Moditen®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Flurazepam  (Dalmane®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fluvoxamine Maleate  (Faverin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fluvoxamine Maleate  (Fluvoxamine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Fosphenytoin Sodium  (Pro-Epanutin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Frovatriptan  (Migrad®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Gabapentin  (Neurontin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Galantamine MR Capsules  (Galsya®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Granisetron  (Kytril®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Haloperidol  (Dozic®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Haloperidol  (Haldol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Haloperidol  (Serenace®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Isocarboxazid

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    Non Formulary
     
    Isometheptene Mucate  (Midrid®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Ketamine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Lamotrigine  (Lamictal®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Levodopa

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Lisdexamfetamine mesilate  (Elvanse®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Lisuride Maleate

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    Non Formulary
     
    Lithium Carbonate  (Liskonum®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Lithium Citrate  (Li-Liquid®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Loprazolam

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Meprobamate

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Methadone Hydrochloride  (Methadose®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Methylphenidate Hydrochloride  (Concerta® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Methylphenidate Hydrochloride  (Equasym® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Methylphenidate Hydrochloride  (Ritalin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Methysergide  (Deseril®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Metoclopramide Hydrochloride  (Maxolon® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Metoclopramide Hydrochloride  (Maxolon®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Mianserin Hydrochloried  (Mianserin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Midazolam buccal prefilled syringes 10mg/ml  (Epistatus)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 2
    Use Buccolam (note: Buccolam 5mg/ml vs. Epistatis 10mg/ml)
     
    Mirtazapine  (Zispin® SolTab)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Moclobemide  (Manerix®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Modafinil  (Provigil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Morphine Salts  (Minijet® Morphine Sulphate)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Morphine Salts  (Morphgesic® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Morphine Salts and cyclizine  (Cyclimorph®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Morphine Sulphate MR Tablets  (Filnarine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nabilone

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nalmefene  (Selincro®)

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    Non Formulary
    Red
    Link  NICE TA325: Nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption in people with alcohol dependence
     
    Naltrexone Hydrochloride  (Opizone®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Naltrexone with bupropion  (Mysimba®)

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    Non Formulary
    Link  NICE TA494: Naltrexone–bupropion for managing overweight and obesity
     
    Naratriptan  (Naramig®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nicotine  (Nicotinell®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nicotine  (NiQuitin® CQ)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nicotine Patches  (Nicorette®)

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    Non Formulary

    24/8/12: Nicorette patches are being discontinued. Once current supplies are exhausted they will be replaced with Nicorette Invisi patches
    Patches: 5mg, 10mg and 15mg

     
    Nortriptyline  (Allegron®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Nusinersen
    (Spinraza®)

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    Non Formulary
    BlueTeq

    Relevant service not provided at KGH

    Link  NICE TA588: Nusinersen for treating spinal muscular atrophy
     
    Olanzapine Embonate  (ZypAdhera®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Ondansetron  (Zofran®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Opicapone capsules 50mg  (Ongentys ®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 2
     
    Orlistat  (Xenical®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Orphenadrine Hydrochloride  (Biophen®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Orphenadrine Hydrochloride  (Disipal®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Oxcarbazepine  (Trileptal®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Oxycodone Hydrochloride MR Tablets  (OxyContin®)

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    Non Formulary Tablets MR: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg.
     
    Palonosetron  (Aloxi®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Papaveretum

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Papaveretum  (Papaveretum with Hyoscine Injection)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol  (Panadol OA®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol  (Perfalgan®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and codeine  (Co-codamol ®15/500)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and codeine  (Codipir®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and codeine  (Kapake®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and codeine  (Solpadol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and codeine  (Tylex®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine  (Co-dydramol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine  (Remedeine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paracetamol and methionine  (Pardote®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Paroxetine  (Seroxat®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Pentazocine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Perampanel tablets  (Fycompa®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 2
     
    Pergolide

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    Non Formulary
     
    Pericyazine  (Neilactil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Perphenazine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Perphenazine  (Fentazin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Pethidine Hydrochloride and promethazine  (Pamergan® P100)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Controlled Drug  Phenobarbital Elixir 15mg/5ml

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    Non Formulary
     
    Phenytoin  (Epanutin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Phenytoin Sodium  (Epanutin® Ready Mixed Parenteral)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Pimozide  (Orap®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Pizotifen  (Sanomigran®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Pramipexole m/r  (Mirapexin ® Prolonged release)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Prochlorperazine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Procyclidine Hydrochloride  (Arpicolin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Procyclidine Hydrochloride  (Kemadrin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Promethazine Hydrochloride

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    Non Formulary
     
    Promethazine Teoclate  (Avomine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Reboxetine  (Edronex®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Riluzole  (Rilutek®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 1
     
    Rimonabant  (Acomplia®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Rizatriptan  (Maxalt®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Ropinirole  (Adartrel®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Rufinamide  (Inovelon®)

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    Non Formulary
    Red
     
    Sastravi  (Sastravi®)

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    Non Formulary See entry for generic carbidopa with entacapone and levodopa tablets
     
    Controlled Drug  Secobarbital (quinalbarbitone)  (Seconal Sodium® )

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    Non Formulary
     
    Selegiline Hydrochloride  (Eldepryl®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Selegiline Hydrochloride  (Zelapar®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sertindole  (Serdolect®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sertraline  (Lustral®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sibutramine Hydrochloride  (Reductil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sodium Oxybate  (Xyrem®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Sodium Valproate  (Convulex®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sodium Valproate  (Epilim®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sodium Valproate  (Epilim® Chrono)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sodium Valproate  (Epilim® Intravenous)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Stalevo  (Stalevo®)

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    Non Formulary See entry for generic carbidopa with entacapone and levodopa tablets
     
    Sulpiride  (Dolmatil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sulpiride  (Sulpor®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sumatriptan  (Imigran®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Sumatriptan  (Imigran® Radis)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tapentadol  (Palexia ® and Palexia SR ®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Controlled Drug  Targinact (Oxycodone/Naloxone)  (Targinact®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
     
    Tiagabine  (Gabitril®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tolcapone  (Tasmar®)

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    Non Formulary
    Red
     
    Tolfenamic Acid  (Clotam®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Dromadol®SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Larapam® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zamadol®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zamadol® 24hr)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zamadol® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zeridame®SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zydol® SR)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride  (Zydol® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tramadol Hydrochloride and paracetamol  (Tramacet®)

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    Non Formulary
    RedRed
    NOTE: Tramacet effervescent is also DOUBLE RED
     
    Tranylcypromine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trazodone Hydrochloride  (Molipaxin®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Triclofos Sodium  (Triclofos® oral Solution BP (Triclofos Elixir))

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trifluoperazine

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trifluoperazine  (Stelazine®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride  (Broflex®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trimipramine  (Surmontil®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Tropisetron  (Navoban®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Trytophan  (Optimax®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Efexor® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Foraven XL®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Valdoxan®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Venaxx XL®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Venlalic® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Venlafaxine  (Winfex®)

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    Non Formulary Relevant service not provided at KGH
     
    Vortioxetine tablets  (Brintellix®)

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    Non Formulary
    Amber 2
    Relevant service not provided at KGH
    Link  NICE TA367: Vortioxetine for treating major depressive episodes
     
    Zaleplon  (Sonata®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Zolmitriptan  (Zomig®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Zolpidem Tartrate  (Stilnoct®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Zolpidem Tartrate  (Zolpidem®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Zopiclone  (Zimovane®)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Zuclopenthixol Decanoate  (Clopixol® Conc.)

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    Non Formulary
     
      
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    Cytotoxic Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
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    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description

    Amber 1

    "Amber 1" - These are medicines that require significant monitoring and the decision to treat with an AMBER medicine should be made by specialists only  

    Amber 2

    "Amber 2" - These are medicines that require little or no monitoring by the GP, but should only be prescribed in general practice after they have been recommended following specialist referral.  

    Red

    "Red" - Secondary care only  

    RedRed

    "Double Red" - NOT recommended for prescribing in either primary or secondary care  

    Grey

    Traffic light status to be confirmed  

    Green

    May be prescribed in primary and secondary care  

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