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05.01  Antibacterial drugs
05.01  Table 1. Summary of antibacterial therapy
05.01  Table 2. Summary of antibacterial prophylaxis
05.01.01  Penicillins
05.01.01.01  Benzylpenicillin and phenoxymethylpenicillin to top
Benzylpenicillin Injection 600mg (Crystapen®)
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Formulary CAUTION: loading dose for intrapartum prophylaxis against group B streptococcal infection - see SPC, BNF 
   
Phenoxymethylpenicillin
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Formulary Tablets 250mg
Liquid: 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml 
   
05.01.01.02  Penicillinase-resistant penicillins
Flucloxacillin
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Formulary Capsules: 250mg and 500mg
Liquid: 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
Injection: 250mg, 500mg and 1g 
   
Temocillin (Negaban®)
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Formulary 1g powder for reconstitution for intramuscular or intravenous injection or intravenous infusion
 
   
05.01.01.03  Broad-spectrum penicillins
Amoxicillin
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Formulary Capsules: 250mg and 500mg
Liquid: 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
Injection: 250mg and 500mg
Sachets 3g 
   
Ampicillin Injection 500mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted Permitted for specific indications only according to trust guidelines or on microbiology advice. 
   
Co-Amoxiclav
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Formulary Use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Tablets: 375mg and 625mg
Liquid: 125/31 and 250/62
Injection: 600mg and 1.2g 
   
05.01.01.04  Antipseudomonal penicillins
Piperacillin and Tazobactam Injection
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Formulary Injection 2.25g and 4.5g 
   
Ticarcillin Injection 3.2g (Timentin®)
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Formulary  
   
05.01.01.05  Mecillinams
Pivmecillinam Hydrochloride 200mg tablets (Selexid®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
Use only following Microbiology recommendation based on sensitivities 
   
05.01.02  Cephalosporins, carbapenems and other beta-lactums to top
05.01.02.01  Cephalosporins
Cefalexin
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Formulary The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Capsules 250mg
Suspension: 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml 
   
Cefotaxime Injection
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of cefotaxime is restricted to SCBU only.
The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Injection: 500mg, 1g and 2g 
   
Ceftazidime Injection
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Formulary The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Injection: 500mg and 1g 
   
Ceftazidime with avibactam 2g/0.5gpowder for concentrate for solution for infusion (Zavicefta)
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Restricted Drug Restricted

Available following recommendation from Microbiology

 
   
Ceftriaxone Injection
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Formulary The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Injection: 250mg, 1g and 2g. 
   
Cefuroxime Injection
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Formulary The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Injection: 250mg, 750mg and 1.5g 
   
05.01.02.02  Carbapenems
Ertapenem IV Infusion 1g
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Ertapenem is restricted to ESBL infection or on the advice from microbiology.

 
   
Meropenem Injection 500mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Meropenem is permitted for specific indications only.  
   
05.01.02.03  Other beta-lactums antibiotics
Aztreonam Injection 1g and 2g (Azactam®)
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Formulary  
   
05.01.03  Tetracyclines
Doxycycline
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Formulary Capsules: 50mg and 100mg
Dispersible Tablets: 100mg 
   
Oxytetracycline Tablets 250mg
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Formulary  
   
Demeclocycline Hydrochloride Capsules 150mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Demeclocycline is for specific indications only.  
   
Minocycline capsules 100mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted 100mg capsules available - restricted for use in Oncology only 
   
05.01.03  Tigecycline to top
Tigecycline IV Infusion 50mg (Tygacil®)
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Formulary  
   
05.01.04  Aminoglycosides
Gentamicin Injection
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Formulary Injection 80mg/2ml
Paediatric Injection 20mg/2ml
Intrathecal Injection 5mg/ml

CAUTION: for once daily high dose see BNF, BNFC, antibiotic policy 
   
Neomycin Sulphate Tablets 500mg
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Formulary  
   
Tobramycin (Bramitob®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
Link  NICE TA276: Cystic fibrosis (pseudomonas lung infection) - colistimethate sodium and tobramycin
   
Tobramycin (Tobi®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
Link  NICE TA276: Cystic fibrosis (pseudomonas lung infection) - colistimethate sodium and tobramycin
   
Tobramycin Injection 40mg and 80mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of tobramycin is restricted to paediatrics only. 
   
05.01.05  Macrolides
Clarithromycin
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Formulary Tablets 250mg
Liquid: 125mg/5ml and 250mg/5ml
Injection 500mg 
   
Erythromycin
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Formulary Tablets 250mg
Liquid: 125mg/5ml, 250mg/5ml and 500mg/5ml
Injection 1g  
   
Azithromycin
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Azithromycin is restricted to specific indications only in accordance with the antibiotic guidelines and for use in paediatrics.

Capsules 250mg
Tablets 500mg
Liquid 200mg/5ml 
   
05.01.06  Clindamycin
Clindamycin
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Clindamycin is restricted to specific indications only in accordance with the hospital antibiotic guidelines.
The use of this antibiotic is associated with a higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Capsules 150mg
Injection 150mg/ml 
   
05.01.07  Some other antibacterials
Rifaximin tablets 550mg (Targaxan®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber 2
Initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only 
Link  NICE TA337: Rifaximin for preventing episodes of overt hepatic encephalopathy
   
05.01.07  Chloramphenicol to top
Chloramphenicol Injection 1g
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
   
05.01.07  Fosfomycin
FOSFOMYCIN Sachets 3 g
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Formulary
Amber 2
 
   
05.01.07  Fusidic acid
Sodium fusidate
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Formulary Tablets 250mg
IV Infusion NOW DISCONTINUED (March 2013) 
   
05.01.07  Vancomycin and teicoplanin
Dalbavancin 500mg injection (Xydalba®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted

For initiation by Micro team only

 
   
Teicoplanin Injection 200mg and 400mg
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Formulary CAUTION:for loading dose see SPC, BNF, BNFC, antibiotic policy 
   
Vancomycin
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Formulary Capsules 125mg
Injection 500mg 
   
05.01.07  Daptomycin
Daptomycin (Cubicin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Injection 350mg and 500mg

Available only following recommendation from a Consultant Microbiologist 
   
05.01.07  Linezolid to top
Linezolid
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Formulary Tablets 600mg
Suspension 100mg/5ml
IV Infusion 600mg/300ml 
   
05.01.07  Quinupristin and dalfopristin
05.01.07  Polymyxins
Colistimethate Sodium 1million unit injection (Colomycin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Injection may be given intravenously or via nebulizer.

Initiation on advice of Microbiology/Respiratory Physician

Colistimethate sodium injection for nebulisation for CF - RED

Nebulised colistimethate sodium in non-CF bronchiectasis – AMBER 2 
   
Colistimethate Sodium 1,662,500 unit inhalation powder capules (Colobreathe®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Not routinely stocked. Ordered on demand for qualifying patients. 
Link  NICE TA276: Cystic fibrosis (pseudomonas lung infection) - colistimethate sodium and tobramycin
   
05.01.07  Rifaximin
05.01.07  Fidaxomicin
05.01.08  Sulphonamides and trimethoprim to top
Co-trimoxazole
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Formulary Tablets 480mg
Paediatric Oral Suspension 240mg/5ml
Suspension 480mg/5ml
IV Infusion 96mg/ml 
   
Trimethoprim
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Formulary Tablets: 100mg and 200mg
Suspension 50mg/5ml 
   
05.01.09  Antituberculosis drugs
Ethambutol Hydrochloride Tablets 100mg and 400mg (Ethambutol®)
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Formulary

400mg/5ml liquid formulation can be orderd on demand

 
   
Isoniazid
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Formulary Tablets 100mg
Liquid 50mg/5ml : This is an unlicensed medicine.
Injection 50mg/2ml 
   
Pyrazinamide Tablets 500mg
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Formulary Pyrazinamide is an unlicensed medicine. 
   
Rifabutin Capsules 150mg (Mycobutin®)
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Formulary  
   
Rifampicin
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Formulary Capsules: 150mg and 300mg
Liquid 100mg/5ml
IV Infusion 600mg 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid Tablets (Rifinah® 300)
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Rifampicin and Isoniazid Tablets (Rifinah® 150)
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Formulary  
   
Rifampicin, Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide Tablets (Rifater®)
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Formulary  
   
Streptomycin Sulphate Injection 1g
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of streptomycin is restricted. It should only be used on the advice from a respiratory consultant or microbiology. 
   
05.01.10  Antileprotic drugs
Dapsone Tablets 50mg
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Formulary  
   
05.01.11  Metronidazole and tinidazole
Metronidazole
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Formulary Tablets: 200mg and 400mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml
IV Infusion: 100mg/20ml and 500mg/100ml
Suppositories: 500mg and 1g 
   
05.01.12  Quinolones
Ciprofloxacin
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Formulary The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Tablets 250mg
IV Infusion: 100mg/50ml, 200mg/100mg and 400mg/200ml.
Suspension 250mg/5ml 
   
Levofloxacin (Tavanic®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of this antibiotic is associated with a high risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

Tablets 500mg
IV Infusion 500mg/100ml 
   
Ofloxacin Tablets 400mg
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of ofloxacin is restricted to specific indications only in accordance with the hospital antibiotic guidelines.  
   
05.01.13  Urinary-tract infections to top
Trimethoprim
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First Choice Tablets: 100mg and 200mg
Suspension 50mg/5ml 
Nitrofurantoin
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Second Choice Tablets 50mg
Suspension 25mg/5ml 
   
05.02  Antifungal drugs
05.02  Treatment of fungal infections
05.02  Drugs used in fungal infections
Fluconazole
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Formulary Capsules: 50mg, 150mg and 200mg.
IV Infusion: 50mg/25ml and 200mg/100ml
Suspension: 50mg/5ml and 200mg/5ml 
   
Miconazole Oral Gel 2% (Daktarin®)
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Formulary  
   
Nystatin Suspension 100,000units/ml (Nystan®)
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Formulary  
   
Terbinafine Tablets 250mg
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Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of itraconazole is restricted to haematology only.

Capsules 100mg
Liquid 50mg/5ml
 
   
Amphotericin IV Infusion 50mg (AmBisome®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Permitted for specific indications only.

Use outside Haematology requires microbiology approval. 
   
Caspofungin IV Infusion 50mg and 70mg (Cancidas®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Permitted for specific indications only.

Use outside ICU and Haematology require microbiology approval.

CAUTION:for loading dose see BNF, BNFC, SPC 
   
Posaconazole (Noxafil®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Tablets 100mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml

*NOTE The tablets and suspension are not interchangeable. Prescriptions must specify the required formulation (see link)*

The use of posaconazole is restricted to haematology only.  
Link  Drug Safety Update September 2016 - Posaconazole formulations
   
Voriconazole (Vfend®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
The use of voriconazole is restricted to haematology only.

Tablets: 50mg and 200mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml
IV Infusion 200mg 
   
05.02.01  Triazole antifungals
05.02.02  Imidazole antifungals to top
05.02.03  Polyene antifungals
05.02.04  Echinocandin antifungals
05.02.05  Other antifungals
05.03  Antiviral drugs
05.03.01  HIV infection to top
HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis Pack (PEP)
Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
The pack contains a 7-day supply of:
-Truvada (emtricitabine 200mg/tenofovir disoproxil 245mg)
-Raltegravir 400mg 
Link  EAGA guidance on HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (occupational exposure)
Link  UK National Guideline for the Use of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Exposure (PEPSE) 2015
   
05.03.01  Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Lamivudine (Epivir®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Lamivudine is stocked in the emergency cupboard for paediatrics.

Tablets 150mg
Liquid 50mg/5ml
 
   
Lamivudine tablets 100mg (Zeffix®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Restricted to Gastroenterology use for Hepatitis B 
   
Tenofovir Disproxil tablets 245mg (Viread®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Available for use in the management of chronic hepatitis B according to NICE criteria. 
Link  NICE TA173: Tenofovir disoproxil for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
Zidovudine (Retrovir®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Zidovudine is stocked in the emergency cupboard for paediatrics.

Capsules: 100mg and 250mg
Liquid 50mg/5ml
Injection 200mg/20ml 
   
05.03.01  Protease inhibitors
05.03.01  Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Nevirapine (Viramune®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Nevirapine is stocked in the emergency cupboard for paediatrics.

Tablets 200mg
Suspension 50mg/5ml 
   
05.03.01  Other antiretrovirals
05.03.01  Pharmacokinetic enhancers of antiretrovirals to top
05.03.01  Combination Products
05.03.02  Herpesvirus infections
05.03.02.01  Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster infection
Aciclovir
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Formulary Tablets: 200mg, 400mg and 800mg
Dispersible Tablets 800mg
Suspension: 200mg/5ml and 400mg/5ml
IV Infusion: 250mg and 500mg 
   
Valaciclovir (Valtrex®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of valaciclovir is restricted to haematology only.

Tablets 500mg 
   
05.03.02.02  Cytomegalovirus infection
Ganciclovir IV Infusion 500mg (Cymevene®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
   
Valganciclovir Tablets 450mg (Valcyte®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
   
05.03.03  Viral hepatitis to top
05.03.03.01  Chronic hepatitis B
05.03.03.02  Chronic hepatitis C
Telaprevir 375mg Tablets (Incivo® 375mg Tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Ordered on demand for named patients only. 
Link  NICE TA252: Hepatitis C (genotype 1) - telaprevir
   
Boceprevir 200mg Capsules (Victrelis® 200mg Capsules)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Ordered on demand for named patients only. 
Link  NICE TA253:Hepatitis C (genotype 1) - boceprevir
   
Daclatasvir 30mg & 60mg tablets (Daklinza®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA364: Daclatasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir 90/400mg tablets (Harvoni®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA363: Ledipasvir–sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir 12.5/75/50mg tablets (Viekirax®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA365: Ombitasvir–paritaprevir–ritonavir with or without dasabuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Simeprevir 400mg tablets (Olysio®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA331: Simeprevir in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for treating genotypes 1 and 4 chronic hepatitis C
   
Sofosbuvir 150mg capsules (Sovaldi®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA330: Sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg tablets (Epclusa®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Red For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy 
Link  NICE TA430: Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Elbasvir 50mg with grazoprevir 100mg tablets (Zepatier®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
For initiation by Consultant Gastroenterologists only as per NHS England Hepatitis C commissioning policy  
Link  NICE TA413: Elbasvir–grazoprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
05.03.04  Influenza
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Capsules: 30mg, 45mg and 75mg
Suspension: 30mg/5ml 
   
Zanamivir Dry Powder for Inhalation 5mg (Relenza®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
   
Zanamivir solution for injection or nebulisation
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of zanamivir aqueous solution (for nebulised or intravenous use) is unlicensed. No stocks are held on site and must be requested on a named patient basis.

Contact Pharmacy for further information. 
   
05.03.05  Respiratory syncytial virus
Ribavirin (Rebetol®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
Link  NICE TA200: Hepatitis C - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Link  NICE TA300: Hepatitis C (children and young people) - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
   
Palivizumab Injection 100mg (Synagis®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted The use of Palivisumab is restricted to paediatrics only for RSV. 
   
Ribavirin (Copegus®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
Link  NICE TA200: Hepatitis C - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Link  NICE TA300: Hepatitis C (children and young people) - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
   
05.04  Antiprotozoal drugs to top
05.04.01  Antimalarials
05.04.01  Treatment of malaria
05.04.01  Falciparum malaria (treatment)
05.04.01  Benign malarias (treatment)
05.04.01  Prophylaxis against malaria to top
05.04.01  Specific recommendations
05.04.01  Artemether with lumefabtrine
05.04.01  Chloroquine
Chloroquine Tablets 250mg
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Formulary  
   
05.04.01  Mefloquine
Mefloquine Tablets 250mg (Lariam®)
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Formulary  
   
05.04.01  Primaquine to top
05.04.01  Proguanil
Proguanil Hydrochloride Tablets 100mg (Paludrine®)
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Formulary  
   
05.04.01  Pyrimethamine
Pyrimethamine Tablets 25mg (Darprim®)
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Formulary  
   
Pyrimethamine with Sulfadoxine Tablets (Fansidar®)
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Formulary Fansidar tablets are unlicensed. 
   
05.04.01  Quinine
Quinine Dihydrochloride Injection 300mg/ml
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Formulary This is an unlicensed medicine.
CAUTION: loading dose for treatment of falciparum malaria - see BNF, BNFC 
   
Quinine Sulphate Tablets 300mg
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Formulary  
   
05.04.01  Tetracyclines
Doxycycline
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Formulary Capsules: 50mg and 100mg
Dispersible Tablets 100mg 
   
05.04.02  Amoebicides to top
Metronidazole
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Formulary Tablets 200mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml 
   
05.04.03  Trichomonacides
Metronidazole
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Formulary Tablets 200mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml 
   
05.04.04  Antigiardial drugs
Metronidazole
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Formulary Tablets 200mg
Suspension 200mg/5ml 
   
05.04.05  Leishmaniacides
05.04.06  Trypanocides
05.04.07  Drugs for toxoplasmosis to top
05.04.08  Drugs for pneumocystis pneumonia
Co-trimoxazole
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Formulary Tablets 480mg
Suspension: 240mg/5ml and 480mg/5ml 
   
Pentamidine Isetionate Injection 300mg (Pantacarinat®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted  
   
05.04.08  Treatment
05.04.08  Prophylaxis
05.05  Anthelmintics
05.05.01  Drugs for threadworms to top
Mebendazole Tablets 100mg
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05.05.02  Ascaricides
05.05.03  Drugs for tapeworm infections
05.05.03  Taenicides
05.05.03  Hydatid disease
05.05.04  Drugs for hookworms to top
05.05.05  Schistosomicides
05.05.06  Filaricides
05.05.07  Drugs for cutaneous larva migrans
05.05.08  Drugs for strongyloidiasis
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Abacavir  (Ziagen®)

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Abacavir and Lamivudine  (Kivexa®)

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Abacavir and Lamivudine and Zidovudine  (Trizivir®)

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Aciclovir  (Zovirax®)

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Adefovir Dipivoxil  (Hepsera®)

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Albendazole

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Amantadine Hydrochloride  (Lysovir®)

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Amantadine Hydrochloride  (Symmetrel®)

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Amikacin

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Amikacin  (Amikin®)

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Amoxicillin  (Amoxil®)

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Amphotericin  (Abelcet®)

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Amphotericin  (Amphocil®)

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Amphotericin  (Fungilin®)

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Amphotericin IV Infusion 50mg  (Fungizone®)

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Ampicillin  (Penbritin®)

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Amprenavir  (Agenerase®)

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Artemether with lumefantrine  (Riamet®)

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Atazanavir  (Reyataz®)

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Atovaquone  (Wellvone®)

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Atovaquone  (With Proguanil Hydrochloride)

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Aztreonam  (Cayston®)

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Capreomycin  (Capastat®)

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Cefixime  (Suprax®)

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Chloramphenicol  (Kemicetine®)

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Chloroquine  (Avloclor®)

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Chloroquine  (Malarivon®)

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Chloroquine  (Nivaquine®)

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Chloroquine  (Paludrine® Avloclor)

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Cidofovir  (Vistide®)

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Ciprofloxacin  (Ciproxin®)

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Clarithromycin

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Clarithromycin  (Clarosip®)

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Clarithromycin  (Klaricid®)

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Clarithromycin  (Klaricid® XL)

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Clindamycin 150mg Capsules

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Clindamycin 300mg/2mL Injection

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Clofazimine

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Co-Amoxiclav  (Augmentin®)

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Co-Amoxiclav  (Augmentin-Duo®)

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Co-Fluampicil

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Colistimethate Sodium 1 million International Units Powder for Nebuliser Solution  (Promixin®)

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Colistimethate sodium powder for nebulizer solution for CF (Promixin) (AMBER 2 for patients initiated pre April 2014)
 
Co-trimoxazole  (Septrin®)

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Cycloserine

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Darunavir  (Prezista®)

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Didanosine  (Videx®)

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Diloxanide Furoate  (Diloxanide®)

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Doxycycline  (Efracea® MR)

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Doxycycline  (Vibramycin®)

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Doxycycline  (Vibramycin-D®)

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Efavirenz  (Sustiva®)

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Emtricitabine  (Emtriva®)

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Enfuvirtide  (Fuzeon®)

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Entecavir  (Baraclude®)

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Erythromycin  (Erymax®)

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Erythromycin  (Erythrocin®)

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Erythromycin  (Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate)

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Erythromycin  (Erythromycin Lactobionate)

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Erythromycin  (Erythroped®)

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Erythromycin  (Erythroped® A)

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Etravirine  (Intelence®)

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Famciclovir  (Famvir®)

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Flucloxacillin  (Floxapen®)

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Fluconazole  (Diflucan®)

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Flucytosine  (Ancotil®)

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Fosamprenavir  (Telzir®)

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Foscarnet Sodium  (Foscavir®)

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Gentamicin  (Cidomycin®)

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Gentamicin  (Genticin®)

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Gentamicin  (Isotonic Gentamicin Injection)

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Glecaprevir with pibrentasvir 100mg/40mg tablets  (Maviret®)

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Link  NICE TA499: Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
 
Griseofulvin

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Griseofulvin  (Fulsovin®)

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Indinavir  (Crixivan®)

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Inosine Pranobex  (Imunovir®)

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Ketoconazole  (Nizoral®)

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Letermovir  (Prevymis®)

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Link  NICE TA591: Letermovir for preventing cytomegalovirus disease after a stem cell transplant
 
Linezolid  (Zyvox®)

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Lopinavir and Ritonavir  (Kaletra®)

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Lymecycline  (Tetralysal® 300)

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Mebendazole  (Vermox®)

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Mepacrine Hydrochloride

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Methenamine Hippurate  (Hiprex®)

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Metronidazole  (Flagyl®)

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Metronidazole  (Flagyl® S)

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Metronidazole  (Metrolyl®)

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Minocycline  (Acnamino® MR)

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Minocycline  (Minocin® MR)

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Minocycline  (Sebomin® MR)

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Moxifloxacin  (Avelox(R))

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Moxifloxacin  (Avelox®)

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Nalidixic Acid  (Uriben®)

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Nelfinavir  (Viracept®)

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Netilmicin  (Netillin®)

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Nitrofurantoin  (Furadantin®)

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Nitrofurantoin  (Macrobid®)

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Nitrofurantoin  (Macrodantin®)

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Norfloxacin

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Norfloxacin  (Utinor®)

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Ofloxacin  (Tarivid®)

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Piperazine  (Piperazine® Citrate)

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Piperazine  (with Sennosides)

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Primaquine

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Proguanil Hydrochloride  (With Chloroquine)

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Proguanil Hydrochloride with Atovaquone  (Malarone® Raediatric)

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Proguanil Hydrochloride with Atovaquone  (Malarone®)

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Prothionamide

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Pyrimethamine and Dapsone

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Quinupristin and dalfopristin  (Synercid®)

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Raltegravir  (Isentress ®)

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Ribavirin  (Virazole®)

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Rifampicin  (Rifadin®)

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Rifampicin  (Rimactane®)

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Rifampicin and Isoniazid  (Rimactazid® 300)

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Rifaximin tablets 200mg  (Xifaxanta ®)

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Ritonavir  (Norvir®)

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Ritonavir  (Norvir®)

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Saquinavir  (Invirase®)

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Sodium fusidate  (Fucidin®)

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Sodium Stibogluconate  (Pentostam®)

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Sofosbuvir with velpatasvir and voxilaprevir  (Vosevi®)

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NHS England

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Link  NICE TA507: Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C
 
Stavudine  (Zerit®)

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Sulfadiazine

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Sulfadiazine

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telithromycin  (Ketek®)

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Tenofovir 245mg, Efavirenz 600mg and Emtricitabine 200mg  (Atripla®)

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Tenofovir and Emtricitabine  (Truvada®)

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Terbinafine  (Lamisil®)

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Tetracycline

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Tetracycline  (Deteclo®)

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Tinidazole

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Tinidazole  (Fasigyn®)

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Tipranavir  (Aptivus®)

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Vancomycin  (Vancocin®)

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Zidovudine and Lamivudine  (Combivir®)

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Zidovudine and lamivudine  (Combivir®)

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