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 Report : A-Z of formulary items 24/11/2020 07:15:32
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13.05.02 .Dithrocream 0.1%/0.25%/05%/1%/2%
14.04 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine Previously known as Pneumovax® II
05.03.01 Abacavir and Lamivudine Kivexa®

Prior CCG Approval needed.

10.01.03 Abatacept Orencia®
04.10.01 Acamprosate Campral EC®
06.01.02.03 Acarbose 
02.08.02 Acenocoumarol Sinthrome®
04.08.01 Acetazolamide 
11.06 Acetazolamide Diamox®
11.08.01 Acetylcysteine 10% eye drops 

Secondary care initiation.

05.03.02.01 Aciclovir 
13.10.03 Aciclovir Zovirax®
11.03.03 Aciclovir eye ointment 3% Zovirax®
13.05.02 Acitretin 10mg/25mg
03.01.02 Aclidinium Eklira Genuair®
03.01.04 Aclidinium and formoterol inhaler Duaklir Genuair ®
01.05.03 Adalimumab 

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

10.01.03 Adalimumab Humira®
11.99.99.99 Adalimumab  

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

13.05.03 Adalimumab Humira®
13.06.01 Adapalene Differin®
13.06.01 Adapalene / Benzoyl Peroxide Epiduo®
05.03.03.01 Adefovir Dipivoxil Hepsera®
02.03.02 Adenosine Adenocor®
03.04.03 Adrenaline / epinephrine 1 in 1,000 
03.01.05 AeroChamber Plus ® 
11.99.99.99 Aflibercept 

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

13.10.04 Albendazole 
06.06.02 Alendronic Acid 
09.06.04 Alfacalcidol One-Alpha®
15.01.04.03 Alfentanil Rapifen®
07.04.01 Alfuzosin Xatral®
03.04.01 Alimemazine Vallergan®
02.12 Alirocumab Praluent®
13.05.01 Alitretinoin 10mg and 30mg
10.01.04 Allopurinol 
06.01.02.03 Alogliptin Vipidia▼®
09.06.05 Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate 
13.05.02 Alphosyl HC ® cream 
07.04.05 Alprostadil Caverject®
07.04.05 Alprostadil Viridal® Duo
07.04.05 Alprostadil MUSE®
07.04.05 Alprostadil 3mg/g cream Vitaros®
02.10.02 Alteplase Actilyse®
13.12 Aluminimum Chloride Hexahydrate 20% in Alcoholic Base Driclor®
13.12 Aluminimum Salts Anhydrol Forte®
13.12 Aluminimum Salts ZeaSORB®
04.09.01 Amantadine 
05.03.04 Amantadine Hydrochloride Symmetrel®
05.01.04 Amikacin 
02.02.03 Amiloride Hydrochloride 
03.01.03 Aminophylline Phyllocontin Continus®
02.03.02 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 

NHS England - Medicines of limited clinical value.

 

Medicines of limited clinical value.

 

Prescribers should not initiate amiodarone in primary care for any new patient.

04.03.01 Amitriptyline 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

04.07.03 Amitriptyline  
04.07.03 Amitriptyline 
04.07.04.02 Amitriptyline 
02.06.02 Amlodipine 
13.10.02 Amorolfine Loceryl®
05.01.01.03 Amoxicillin 
05.02 Amphotericin AmBisome®
09.01.04 Anagrelide Xagrid®

Hospital Only.

05.02.04 Anidulafungin Ecalta®
11.04.02 Antazoline 0.5% with Xylometazoline 0.05% Otrivine-Antistin®
01.07.01 Anusol ® 

Can be purchased otc.

01.07.02 Anusol-HC 
02.08.02 Apixaban 

Walsall Shared Care Agreement

04.09.01 Apomorphine 
11.08.02 Apraclonidine Iopidine®
13.05.03 Apremilast Otezla®
A2.03.01 Aptamil Pepti 1 
04.02.01 Aripiprazole 
09.06.03 Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C
04.07.01 Aspirin 
02.09 Aspirin (antiplatelet) 
05.03.01 Atazanavir Reyataz®

Prior CCG approval needed.

02.04 Atenolol 
04.04 Atomoxetine Strattera®

Shared care drug.

02.12 Atorvastatin 
07.01.03 Atosiban 
05.04.08 Atovaquone 
15.01.05 Atracurium 
11.05 Atropine 
15.01.03 Atropine  
15.01.03 Atropine  minijet®
07.04.05 Avanafil 
09.06.04 Aviticol 
01.05.03 Azathioprine 
01.05.03 Azathioprine 
10.01.03 Azathioprine 

Shared Care for Rheumatology Indication.

13.05.03 Azathioprine 
13.06.01 Azelaic Acid Skinoren®
12.02.01 Azelastine and fluticasone Dymista
12.02.01 Azelastine Hydrochloride Rhinolast®
05.01.05 Azithromycin 
09.03 Babiven  Start up / Maintanence

Hospital Only.

10.02.02 Baclofen 
13.02.01 Balneum ® Plus  Cream, Bath additive
01.05.01 Balsalazide 
10.01.03 Baricitinib 

Medicines with positive NICE TAs added to the formulary but awaiting local clarification on their place in therapy

13.02.02 Barrier preparation Metanium®
13.02.02 Barrier preparation Sudocrem®
14.04 BCG vaccine Intradermal 
03.02 Beclometasone Clenil Modulite®
03.02 Beclometasone Qvar®
03.02 Beclometasone and formoterol Fostair NEXThaler®
03.02 Beclometasone and formoterol Fostair®
03.02 Beclometasone Dipropionate Clenil Modulite®
12.02.01 Beclometasone Dipropionate 
02.02.01 Bendroflumethiazide 
13.06.01 Benzoyl Peroxide PanOxyl 2.5%/5%/10%l®
13.06.01 Benzoyl Peroxide 5% with Clindamycin 1% Duac® Once Daily
12.03.01 Benzydamine Difflam®
05.01.01.01 Benzylpenicillin 
04.06 Betahistine Dihydrochloride 
06.03.02 Betamethasone 
12.03.01 Betamethasone 
13.04 Betamethasone (as Dipropionate) 0.05% with Salicylic Acid 3% Diprosalic®
13.04 Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.025% Betnovate-RD®
13.04 Betamethasone (as Valerate) 0.1% Betnovate®
13.04 Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% with Clotrimazole 1% Lotriderm®
12.01.01 Betamethasone ear drops 
11.04.01 Betamethasone eye drops 
11.04.01 Betamethasone eye ointment Betnesol®
12.02.01 Betamethasone nasal drops 
12.02.03 Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate 0.1% with Neomycin Sulphate 0.5% 
11.06 Betaxolol Betoptic®
13.04 Betnovate scalp application 
02.12 Bezafibrate 
11.06 Bimatoprost Lumigan®
11.06 Bimatoprost with Timolol Ganfort
06.06.02 Binosto 
06.01.01.02 Biphasic Insulin Aspart NovoMix® 30
06.01.01.02 Biphasic Insulin Lispro Humalog Mix ®
06.01.01.02 Biphasic Isophane Insulin Hypurin® Porcine 30/70 Mix
06.01.01.02 Biphasic Isophane Insulin Humulin® M3
06.01.01.02 Biphasic Isophane Insulin Insuman® Comb
01.06.02 Bisacodyl 
02.04 Bisoprolol 
05.03.03.02 Boceprevir Victrelis®
04.09.03 Botulinum Toxin Type A 

CCG funding approval only

04.09.03 Botulinum Toxin Type B 

CCG funding approval only

13.06.01 Brimonidine gel Mirvaso®
11.06 Brimonidine Tartrate Alphagan®
11.06 Brinzolamide Azopt®
06.07.01 Bromocriptine 
01.05.02 Budesonide 
03.02 Budesonide Pulmicort®
12.02.01 Budesonide 
03.02 Budesonide and formoterol Symbicort®
03.02 Budesonide and formoterol DuoResp Spiromax®
02.02.02 Bumetanide 
15.02 Bupivacaine Hydrochloride 
04.07.02 Buprenorphine Butec® patch

Preferred brands:

Butec

Sevodyne

04.10.03 Buprenorphine Subutex®
04.10.02 Bupropion Hydrochloride Zyban®
04.01.02 Buspirone Hydrochloride 
03.04.03 C1 esterase inhibitor 
06.07.01 Cabergoline 
09.05.01.01 Cacit ® 
09.05.01.01 Cacit D3 
03.05.01 Caffeine Citrate 

Specials - Paediatric Use only.

09.05.01.01 Calcichew ® 
13.05.02 Calcipotriol Cream and Scalp application.
13.05.02 Calcipotriol 50mcg/g with Betamethasone 0.05% Enstilar®
13.05.02 Calcipotriol 50micrograms/g with Betamethasone 0.05% 
06.06.01 Calcitonin (salmon) / Salcatonin 
09.06.04 Calcitriol 
13.05.02 Calcitriol 3micrograms/g Silkis®
09.05.01.01 Calcium Carbonate Adcal®
09.05.01.01 Calcium Chloride 
09.05.01.01 Calcium Gluconate 

Effervescent Tabs - Second Choice.

09.05.01.01 Calcium-Sandoz ® 
06.01.02.03 Canagliflozin Invokana▼®
02.05.05.02 Candesartan 
13.09 Capasal ® 
04.07.03 Capsaicin 
10.03.02 Capsaicin 0.025%/0.075%
02.05.05.01 Captopril 
04.07.03 Carbamazepine 
04.07.03 Carbamazepine 
04.08.01 Carbamazepine 

To be prescribed as brand or same generic product maintained.

04.08.01 Carbamazepine MR

To be prescribed as brand or same generic product maintained.

07.01.01 Carbetocin Pabel®
06.02.02 Carbimazole Neo-Mercazole®
03.07 Carbocisteine 
11.08.01 Carbomers Viscotears, Clinitas, GelTears®
07.01.01 Carboprost Hemabate®
11.06 Carteolol Teoptic®
02.04 Carvedilol 
05.02.04 Caspofungin Cancidas®
05.01.02 Cefaclor 
05.01.02.01 Cefaclor 
05.01.02.01 Cefalexin 
05.01.02.01 Cefixime Suprax®
05.01.02 Cefotaxime 
05.01.02.01 Cefotaxime 
05.01.02 Ceftazidime 
05.01.02.01 Ceftazidime 
05.01.02.01 Ceftobiprole Zevtera®
05.01.02 Ceftriaxone 
05.01.02.01 Ceftriaxone 
05.01.02 Cefuroxime 
05.01.02.01 Cefuroxime 
10.01.01 Celecoxib Celebrex®
10.01.03 Certolizumab Pegol Cimzia®

Hospital Only

03.04.01 Cetirizine 
13.02.01 Cetraben ® 
04.01.01 Chloral Hydrate 

Paed Specialist only

11.03.01 Chloramphenicol 
12.01.01 Chloramphenicol 
04.01.02 Chlordiazepoxide 

Alcohol withdrawal only

13.11.02 Chlorhexidine Hibi®
07.04.04 Chlorhexidine 0.2% 
13.11.02 Chlorhexidine 4% Hydrex
12.02.03 Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride 0.1%, Neomycin Suphate 0.5% Naseptin®
12.03.04 Chlorhexidine mouthwash 
05.04.01 Chloroquine 
03.04.01 Chlorphenamine 
02.02.01 Chlortalidone 
06.05.01 Chorionic Gonadotrophin Choragon®
01.05.03 Ciclosporin 
10.01.03 Ciclosporin 
13.05.03 Ciclosporin 
02.06.04 Cilostazol Pletal®
01.03.01 Cimetidine 
09.05.01.02 Cinacalcet Mimpara®

NHSE Drug.

04.06 Cinnarizine 
05.01.12 Ciprofloxacin 
11.03.01 Ciprofloxacin 
04.03.03 Citalopram 
13.04 Clarelux foam 
05.01.05 Clarithromycin 
05.01.06 Clindamycin 
13.06.01 Clindamycin 1% Dalacin T®
13.06.01 Clindamycin/ tretinoin gel Treclin®
04.08.01 Clobazam 
13.04 Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% Dermovate®
13.04 Clobetasol Propionate with neomycin and nystatin Dermovate-NN®
13.04 Clobetasone Butyrate 0.05% Eumovate®
04.01.01 Clomethiazole 
06.05.01 Clomifene Citrate 
04.03.01 Clomipramine 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

04.08.01 Clonazepam 
04.08.02 Clonazepam 
02.05.02 Clonidine Catapres®
04.07.04.02 Clonidine Tablets and Transdermal patches.
02.09 Clopidogrel 
12.01.01 Clotrimazole 
13.10.02 Clotrimazole 
04.02.01 Clozapine 

Secondary care only

13.05.02 Coal Tar 10% Carbo-Dome®
13.09 Coal Tar Extract 5% (Alcoholic) Alphosyl 2 in 1®
13.05.02 Coal tar lotion 5% Exorex®
05.01.01.03 Co-Amoxiclav 
04.09.01 Co-Beneldopa Modified Release
04.09.01 Co-Beneldopa 
04.09.01 Co-Careldopa 
04.09.01 Co-Careldopa 
04.09.01 Co-Careldopa and Entacapone Stalevo® Sastravi®
13.06.02 Co-Cyprindiol 
13.06.02 Co-Cyprindiol 2000/35
(Cyproterone Acetate 2mg with Ethinylestradiol 35micrograms)
 Dianette®
01.06.02 Co-danthramer 
01.06.02 Co-danthrusate 
01.04.02 Codeine 

Caution –tolerance and dependence. Max 20 tablets

03.09.01 Codeine Linctus BP 
04.07.02 Codeine Phosphate 
10.01.04 Colchicine 
09.06.04 Colecalciferol + Calcium carbonate Adcal-D3®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol 10,000units/ml drops Thorens®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol 2,740units/ml drops Fultium-D3® Drops
09.06.04 Colecalciferol 25,000 unit liquid Invita D3®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol 3200 unit capsules Fultium D3®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol 800 units Desunin/ Strivit®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate Calcichew-D3®
09.06.04 Colecalciferol and Calcium Carbonate Calcichew-D3® Forte
02.12 Colestyramine Questran®
02.12 Colestyramine Questran® Light
01.09.02 Colestyramine powder 
05.01.07 Colistimethate 
10.03.01 Collagenase Xiapex®

The drug is available by prior approval to patients that meet NICE criteria

01.01.01 Co-magaldrox (Suspension)  Mucogel ®

When low sodium content is required. ££
Mucogel is most cost effective brand

Use with caution in renal impairment 

06.04.01.01 Combined continuous HRT tablet Premique
06.04.01.01 Combined cyclical HRT patch Evorel®
06.04.01.01 Combined cyclical HRT tablet Elleste-Duet®, Prempak-C
01.04.02 Co-Phenotrope Lomotil®
05.01.08 Co-trimoxazole 
13.03 Crotamiton Eurax®
09.01.02 Cyanocobalamin 
04.06 Cyclizine Valoid®
11.05 Cyclopentolate  
03.04.01 Cyproheptadine Periactin®
08.03.04.02 Cyproterone 
06.04.02 Cyproterone Acetate 
07.04.04 Cystate 
02.08.02 Dabigatran 

Walsall Shared Care Agreement

05.03.03.02 Daclatasvir  Daklinza®

 

02.08.01 Danaparoid Orgaran®
06.07.02 Danazol 
10.02.02 Dantrolene 
15.01.08 Dantrolene Sodium Dantrium Intravenous®
06.01.02.03 Dapagliflozin Forxiga▼®
07.04.05 Dapoxetine Priligy®
05.01.10 Dapsone 
09.01.03 Darbepoetin Alfa Aranesp®

Prescribed in Primary Care if associated with Chemotherapy. Renal dialysis NHSE commissioned use.

07.04.02 Darifenacin Emselex®
05.03.01 Darunavir Prezista®

Prior CCG approval needed.

09.01.03 Deferiprone Ferriprox®
05.01.03 Demeclocycline Ledermycin®

The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) only.

06.06.02 Denosumab XGEVA®
06.06.02 Denosumab Prolia®
13.02.01 Dermol ® Cream and 500 Lotion.
13.04 Dermovate scalp application 
09.01.03 Desferrioxamine Mesilate 
15.01.02 Desflurane Suprane®
03.04.01 Desloratadine Neoclarityn®
06.05.02 Desmopressin 
06.03.02 Dexamethasone 
11.04.01 Dexamethasone eye drops Maxidex®
11.04.01 Dexamethasone eye drops single use 
11.99.99.99 Dexamethasone untravitreal implant 

The drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

12.01.01 Dexamethasone with Antibacterial Otomize®
11.04.01 Dexamethasone with Antibacterials Tobradex®
12.01.01 Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (ear) Sofradex®
11.04.01 Dexamethasone with Antibacterials (eye) Sofradex®
04.07.02 Diamorphine 
04.01.02 Diazepam 
04.08.02 Diazepam epilepsy
10.02.02 Diazepam 
15.01.04.01 Diazepam 
06.01.04 Diazoxide 
10.01.01 Diclofenac 
10.03.02 Diclofenac 
11.08.02 Diclofenac Voltarol® Ophtha
13.08.01 Diclofenac Solaraze®
11.08.02 Diclofenac Sodium Voltarol® Ophtha multidose
10.01.01 Diclofenac with Misoprostol Arthrotec 50 and 75®
13.04 Diflucortolone Valerate Nerisone Forte®
02.01.01 Digoxin 

Use only if still symptomatic despite optimal treatment of HF with atrial fibrillation. 

Take extra caution in the elderly who may be more susceptible to digitalis toxicity. 

02.01.01 Digoxin specific antibody fragments Digifab®
04.07.02 Dihydrocodeine 
02.06.02 Diltiazem 

Brand rationalisation-  preferred brands:(in alphabetical order, does not suggest order of preference)

  • Adizem SR capsules and tablets
  • Adizem XL capsules
  • Angitil SR capsules
  • Angitil XL capsules
  • Tildiem LA capsules
  • Tildiem Retard tablets 

The list is not exhaustive.

 

01.07.04 Diltiazem Cream 2% 

Unlicensed - for use only in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to GTN ointment 
Store in fridge


One tube will last a month if used as 2cm application TWICE DAILY 

08.02.04 Dimethyl fumarate Tecfidera®

Medicines with positive NICE TAs added to the formulary but awaiting local clarification on their place in therapy

13.05.03 Dimethyl fumarate Skilarence
07.01.01 Dinoprostone Propess®
13.02.01 Diprobase ® 
02.09 Dipyridamole IR and MR formulations.
06.06.02 Disodium Etidronate Didronel®
06.06.02 Disodium Pamidronate 
02.03.02 Disopyramide Modified Release
07.04.01 Distigmine Bromide Ubretid®
04.10.01 Disulfiram Antabuse®
02.07.01 Dobutamine 
12.01.03 Docusate 0.5% eardrops Waxsol®
01.06.02 Docusate Sodium 
04.06 Domperidone 
04.11 Donepezil Aricept®

Shared care agreement

02.07.01 Dopamine 
02.07.01 Dopexamine 
11.06 Dorzolomide Trusopt®
11.06 Dorzolomide 2% with Timolol 0.5% Cosopt®
03.05.01 Doxapram Dopram®
02.05.04 Doxazosin 

Modified release preperations are classed as Medicines of Low Clinical Value and non-formulary.

 

NHS England - Medicine of low clinical value.

13.03 Doxepin Xepin®
05.01.03 Doxycycline 
13.06.02 Doxycycline 
02.03.02 Dronedarone Multaq®

Under Shared care agreement

Medicine of limited clinical value.

NHS England - Medicine of Limited Clinical Value

06.01.02.03 Dulaglutide 
04.03.04 Duloxetine 
04.07.03 Duloxetine 
07.04.02 Duloxetine Cymbalta®
06.04.02 Dutasteride Avodart®
02.08.02 Edoxaban 

Walsall Shared Care drug.

10.02.01 Edrophonium Chloride 
05.03.01 Efavirenz Sustiva®

Prior CCG approval needed.

13.09 Eflornithine Vaniqa®
05.03.03.02 Elbasvir/Grazoprevir Zepatier®
13.04 Elocon scalp application 
09.01.04 Eltrombopag Revolade®
01.04.02 Eluxadoline Truberzi®

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria.

13.02.01.01 Emollient Bath Additive Zerolatum®
13.02.01.01 Emollient Bath Additive Oilatum®
13.02.01.01 Emollient Bath Additive with Antimicrobials Dermol 200 shower®
13.02.01.01 Emollient Bath Additive with Antimicrobials Dermol 600 bath oil®
13.02.01 Emollient preparation ZeroAQS®
13.02.01 Emollient preparation Zeroguent®
13.02.01 Emollient preparation containing Urea Calmurid®
06.01.02.03 Empagliflozin Jardiance▼®
05.03.01 Emtricitabine Emtriva®

Prior CCG approval needed.

13.02.01 Emulsifying Ointment BP 
02.05.05.01 Enalapril  
02.08.01 Enoxaparin 
04.09.01 Entacapone 
05.03.03.01 Entecavir Baraclude®
02.07.02 Ephedrine 
12.02.02 Ephedrine 
02.02.03 Eplerenone 
09.01.03 Epoetin alfa Eprex®

Prescribed in Primary Care if associated with Chemotherapy. Renal dialysis NHSE commissioned use.

09.01.03 Epoetin beta NeoRecormon®

Prescribed in Primary Care if associated with Chemotherapy. Renal dialysis NHSE commissioned use.

02.08.01 Epoprostenol Flolan®
02.05.05.02 Eprosartan Teveten®
09.06.04 Ergocalciferol Calfovit D3®
09.06.04 Ergocalciferol Calceos®
07.01.01 Ergometrine Maleate 
05.01.02.02 Ertapenem Invanz®
06.01.02.03 Ertugliflozin  Steglatro ®

NICE TAG572: Ertugliflozin as monotherapy or with metformin for treating type 2 diabetes

05.01.05 Erythromycin 
13.06.02 Erythromycin 
13.06.01 Erythromycin 40mg with Zinc Acetate 12mg/mL Zineryt®
04.03.03 Escitalopram 
02.04 Esmolol Injection Only.
01.03.05 Esomeprazole 

20mg strength can be purchased over the counter.

10.01.03 Etanercept Benepali®
13.05.03 Etanercept Enbrel®
05.01.09 Ethambutol  
04.08.01 Ethosuximide 
15.02 Ethyl Chloride Cryogesic® Spray
10.01.01 Etodolac 
15.01.01 Etomidate Hypnomidate®
15.01.01 Etomidate Etomidate-Lipuro®
07.03.02.02 Etonorgestrel  Nexplanon®
10.01.01 Etoricoxib Arcoxia®
05.03.01 Etravirine Intelence®

Prior CCG approval needed.

02.12 Evolocumab Repatha®
11.08.01 Evolve HA 
06.01.02.03 Exenatide Byetta▼®

Not to be started for new patients Mar 2019.

06.01.02.03 Exenatide prolonged release Bydureon▼®

Not to be started for new patients from March 2019.

02.12 Ezetimibe Ezetrol®
10.01.04 Febuxostat Adenuric®
10.03.02 Felbinac Traxam®
02.06.02 Felodipine Modified Release
04.07.02 Fentanyl 

Preferred brands:

Fencino

Matrifen

Mezolar

15.01.04.03 Fentanyl 
07.02.02 Fenticonazole Gynoxin®

Secondary care only.

09.01.01.02 Ferric Carboxymaltose Ferinject®
09.01.01.01 Ferric maltol Ferracru®

Hospital Only.

09.01.01.01 Ferrous Fumarate Fersaday®
09.01.01.01 Ferrous Gluconate 
09.01.01.01 Ferrous Sulphate 
07.04.02 Fesoterodine Toviaz®
03.04.01 Fexofenadine 
05.01.07 Fidaxomicin Dificlir®

Secondary care only.

09.01.06 Filgrastim Nivestim®

Hospital only.

06.04.02 Finasteride 
07.04.02 Flavoxate Urispas 200®
02.03.02 Flecainide 
13.02.01 Flexitol ® 10% only

Note : Flexitol 25% is non- formulary.

13.04 Flucinolone Acetonide 0.0025% Synalar 1 in 10 Dilution®
13.04 Flucinolone Acetonide 0.00625% Synalar 1 in 4 Dilution®
13.04 Flucinolone Acetonide 0.025% Synalar®
05.01.01.02 Flucloxacillin 
05.02 Fluconazole 
07.02.02 Fluconazole 
05.02 Flucytosine Ancotil®
06.03.01 Fludrocortisone 
13.04 Fludroxycortide  Haelan®
15.01.07 Flumazenil 
12.01.01 Flumetasone 0.02% with Clioquinol 1% Locorten-Vioform®
12.02.01 Flunisolide Syntaris®
11.08.02 Fluorescein Sodium 
11.04.01 Fluorometholone FML®
13.08.01 Fluorouracil Efudix®
04.03.03 Fluoxetine 
11.99.99.99 Flupcinolone intravitreal implant 

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

04.01.01 Flurazepam Dalmane®
10.01.01 Flurbiprofen 
03.02 Fluticasone furoate & vilanterol Relvar Ellipta®
03.02 Fluticasone propionate Flixotide®
12.02.01 Fluticasone Propionate 
03.02 Fluticasone propionate and formoterol Flutiform®
03.02 Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol AirFluSal Forspiro®
03.02 Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol Sirdupla®, Seretide®
02.12 Fluvastatin Lescol®
09.01.02 Folic Acid 
06.05.01 Follitropin Beta 
02.08.01 Fondaparinux Arixtra®
03.01.01.01 Formoterol  
05.01.07 Fosfomycin 

Secondary care initiation and continuation in primary care based on consultant advise.

06.01.06 Freestyle Libre 

Specialist initiation only.

13.05.02 Fumaderm ®  
02.02.02 Furosemide 
11.03.01 Fusidic Acid 
13.10.01.02 Fusidic Acid 2% Fucidin®
04.07.03 Gabapentin 
04.08.01 Gabapentin 
04.11 Galantamine 

Shared care agreement.

05.03.02.02 Ganciclovir Cymevene®
01.01.02 Gastrocote 
01.01.02 Gaviscon Advance 
09.02.02.02 Gelatin Volplex®

Hospital only.

05.01.04 Gentamicin 
11.03.01 Gentamicin Genticin®
09.03 Glamin 

Hospital Only.

12.03.05 Glandosane ® 
06.01.02.01 Glibenclamide 
06.01.02.01 Gliclazide Modified Release
06.01.02.01 Gliclazide 
06.01.02.01 Glimepiride 
06.01.02.01 Glipizide 
06.01.04 Glucagon GlucaGen® HypoKit
06.01.04 GlucoGel ® 
09.02.02.01 Glucose Intravenous 5%, 10%, 20% and 50%.

Hospital use only.

13.07 Glutaraldehyde Glutarol®
07.04.04 Glycerine 1.5% 
01.06.02 Glycerol 
02.06.01 Glyceryl Trinitrate 
01.07.04 Glyceryl Trinitrate 0.4% 
03.01.04 Glycopyrrolate/ indacaterol inhaler Ultibro Breezhaler®
03.01.02 Glycopyrronium Seebri breezhaler®
15.01.03 Glycopyrronium 
03.01.02 Glycopyrronium/Formeterol/Beclomethasone  Trimbow®
10.01.03 Golimumab Simponi®
06.05.01 Gonadorelin HRF®
06.07.02 Goserelin 
04.06 Granisetron transdermal patch Sancuso®
05.02 Griseofulvin 
13.10.02 Griseofulvin Grisol AF®
04.04 Guanfacine Intuniv®

Shared care drug

14.04 Haemophilus influenzae type B Combined Vaccine Menitorix®
04.02.01 Haloperidol 

Short term only

04.09.03 Haloperidol 
15.01.02 Halothane 
02.08.01 Heparin 
14.04 Hepatitis B vaccine 
12.03.04 Hexetidine 
11.05 Homatropine 
14.04 Human papilloma virus vaccine Gardasil®
10.03.01 Hyaluronidase Hyalase®
02.05.01 Hydralazine 
01.05.02 Hydrocortisone 
06.03.02 Hydrocortisone 
12.03.01 Hydrocortisone Corlan®
13.04 Hydrocortisone 0.5%  Cream or Ointment
13.04 Hydrocortisone 1%  Cream or Ointment
13.04 Hydrocortisone 1% with Clotrimazole 1% Canesten HC®
13.04 Hydrocortisone 1% with Miconazole Nitrate 2% Daktacort®
13.04 Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Fusidic Acid 2% Fucidin H®
12.01.01 Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% with Gentamicin 0.3% Gentisone® HC
12.01.01 Hydrocortisone with Antibactrial Otosporin®
12.03.04 Hydrogen Peroxide Peroxyl®
13.11.06 Hydrogen Peroxide Crystacide®
13.02.01 Hydromol ® bath & shower
13.02.01 Hydromol ® Intensive 
04.07.02 Hydromorphone 
09.01.02 Hydroxocobalamin 

Walsall CCG guide - Vitamin B12 guide.

09.01.03 Hydroxycarbamide Siklos®

Hospital only.

10.01.03 Hydroxychloroquine 

Shared care agreement.

13.05.03 Hydroxychloroquine 

Shared care drug

11.08.01 Hydroxyethylcellulose Minims® Artificial Tears
11.08.01 Hydroxypropyl Guar Systane Ultra, Systane balance®
03.04.01 Hydroxyzine 
01.02 Hyoscine Butylbromide 
04.06 Hyoscine Hydrobromide 
15.01.03 Hyoscine Hydrobromide 
11.08.01 Hypromellose 
07.04.04 iAluRil 
06.06.02 Ibandronic Acid 
10.01.01 Ibuprofen 
10.03.02 Ibuprofen gel 
02.05.01 Iloprost injection  

Iloprost infusion- under specialist supervision (NAMED PATIENT)

04.03.01 Imipramine 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

13.07 Imiquimod Aldara®
14.04 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) 
14.04 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Surface Antigen) 
03.01.01.01 Indacaterol Onbrez
02.02.01 Indapamide Natrilix®
02.02.01 Indapamide Natrilix-SR®
10.01.01 Indometacin 
02.05.04 Indoramin Baratol®
07.04.01 Indoramin Doralese®
14.04 Infanrix IPV ® 
01.05.03 Infliximab 

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

10.01.03 Infliximab Remicade®
13.05.03 Infliximab Remicade®
14.04 Influenza vaccine  
13.08.01 Ingenol mebutate Picato®
06.01.01.03 Injection Devices Autopen®
06.01.01.03 Injection Devices HumaPen® Ergo
06.01.01.03 Injection Devices HumaPen® Luxura
06.01.01.03 Injection Devices NovoPen®
06.01.01.03 Injection Devices OptiPen Pro 1®
02.06.04 Inositol Nicotinate Hexopal®
06.01.01.01 Insulin Humulin® S
06.01.01.01 Insulin Actrapid®
06.01.01.01 Insulin 500 units in 1mL Humulin R®
06.01.01.01 Insulin Aspart Fiasp ®
06.01.01.01 Insulin Aspart  NovoRapid®
06.01.01.01 Insulin bovine Hypurin® Bovine Neutral
06.01.01.02 Insulin degludec Tresiba®
06.01.01.02 Insulin degludec and liraglutide Xultophy®
06.01.01.02 Insulin Detemir Levemir®
06.01.01.02 Insulin Glargine Lantus 100 Units/ml®

Not to be started in new patients from March 2019.

06.01.01.02 Insulin Glargine Toujeo®

Note - High Strength Glargine.

06.01.02.03 Insulin glargine and lixisenatide. Suliqua

Hospital Only.

06.01.01.02 Insulin Glargine biosimilar 

Not to be started in new patients from March 2019.

06.01.01.02 Insulin Glargine biosimilar Semglee®
  • First line glargine for new patients initiated on insulin glargine 100 units/mL.
  • Prescribe by brand
06.01.01.01 Insulin Glulisine Apidra®
06.01.01.01 Insulin Lispro 100 units/ml Humalog® Insulin Sanofi ®

Biosimilar Insulin  Lispro Sanofi and Humalog.

06.01.01.01 Insulin Lispro 200 units/ml Humalog®
06.01.01.01 Insulin porcine  Hypurin® Porcine Neutral
09.03 Intralipid  10% and 20%

Hospital only.

07.03.04 Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices TT 380 Slimline®
07.03.04 Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices T-Safe® CU 380 A
07.03.02.03 Intra-uterine Progestogen Only System Jaydess®
07.03.02.03 Intra-uterine Progestogen Only System Mirena, Kyleena®

Initiated in secondary care.

03.01.02 Ipratropium 
12.02.02 Ipratropium Bromide Rinatec®
02.05.05.02 Irbesartan 
09.01.01.02 Iron Dextran CosmoFer®

Hospital only.

09.01.01.02 Iron Sucrose Venofer®
15.01.02 Isoflurane 
15.01.02 Isoflurane AErrane®
05.01.09 Isoniazid 
06.01.01.02 Isophane Insulin Hypurin® Bovine Isophane
06.01.01.02 Isophane Insulin Hypurin® Porcine Isophane
06.01.01.02 Isophane Insulin Insulatard®
06.01.01.02 Isophane Insulin Humulin® I
06.01.01.02 Isophane Insulin Insuman® Basal
02.06.01 Isosorbide Dinitrate 
02.06.01 Isosorbide Mononitrate IR and MR formulations.

Follow optimise Rx for preferred brands.

13.06.02 Isotretinoin 10mg/20mg
01.06.01 Ispaghula Husk 
01.06.01 Ispaghula Husk Isogel®
01.06.01 Ispaghula Husk Regulan®
01.06.01 Ispagula Husk Fybogel Sachets
02.06.02 Isradipine Prescal®
05.02 Itraconazole 
02.06.03 Ivabradine 
02.06.03 Ivabradine 
13.10.04 Ivermectin 

Unlicensed, for crusted scabies, on specialist advice 

13.05.03 Ixekizumab 
15.01.01 Ketamine injection 
05.02 Ketoconazole Nizoral®
13.09 Ketoconazole 
10.01.01 Ketoprofen Orudis®
10.03.02 Ketoprofen 2.5% Oruvail ®, Powergel®
11.08.02 Ketorolac Acular®
15.01.04.02 Ketorolac Toradol®
02.04 Labetalol 
02.06.02 Lacidipine Motens®
04.08.01 Lacosamide  Vimpat ®
11.08.01 Lacri-lube 
01.06.04 Lactulose 
05.03.01 Lamivudine Epivir®

Prior CCG approval needed.

04.02.03 Lamotrigine 
04.08.01 Lamotrigine 
01.03.05 Lansoprazole 

The minimum dose that is required to control symptoms

Capsules are more cost-effective compared to tablets. However tablets maybe required in some patients who will not take capsules due to a religious or ethical background.

11.06 Latanoprost Xalatan®
11.06 Latanoprost 
11.06 Latanoprost 0.005% with Timolol 0.5% Xalacom®
10.01.03 Leflunomide 

shared care agreement.

09.01.06 Lenograstim Granocyte®

Hopsital only.

02.08.01 Lepirudin 
02.06.02 Lercanidipine 
06.07.02 Leuprorelin 
04.08.01 Levetiracetam 
11.06 Levobunolol 
15.02 Levobupivacaine Chirocaine®
05.01.12 Levofloxacin 
04.02.01 Levomepromazine 

Palliative Care use only

07.03.05 Levonogrestrel Levonelle® 1500
06.02.01 Levothyroxine 
15.02 Lidocaine 
15.02 Lidocaine 2.5% with Prilocaine 2.5% EMLA®
11.07 Lidocaine 4% with Fluorescein 0.25% Minims®
06.01.02.03 Linagliptin Trajenta▼®
05.01.07 Linezolid 
06.02.01 Liothyronine 

Shared care agreement

Medicine of Limited Clinical Value

NHS England - Medicine of Limited Clinical Value.

 

11.08.01 Liquid Paraffin eye ointment Xailin Night®
13.02.01 Liquid Paraffin in WSP 50:50 ointment 
06.01.02.03 Liraglutide Victoza®
04.04 Lisdexamfetamine Elvanse®

Shared care drug

02.05.05.01 Lisinopril 
04.02.03 Lithium Carbonate Camcolit ® 400mg/ Essential Pharma 250mg
04.02.03 Lithium Carbonate Priadel®
06.01.02.03 Lixisenatide Lyxumia▼®

Not to be started for new patients from March 2019.

11.04.02 Lodoxamide Alomide®
04.03.01 Lofepramine 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

01.04.02 Loperamide 

Uncomplicated acute diarrhoea adults only. Max 12 capsules

04.01.01 Loprazolam 
03.04.01 Loratadine 
04.01.02 Lorazepam 
04.08.02 Lorazepam 
15.01.04.01 Lorazepam 
02.05.05.02 Losartan 
03.01.05 Low range peak flow meter 
01.06.07 Lubiprostone Amitiza®

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

05.01.03 Lymecycline 
13.06.02 Lymecycline Tetralysal®300
01.06.04 Macrogol oral powder 
01.06.05 Macrogols (polyethylene glycols) 
09.05.01.03 Magnesium Aspartate Magnaspartate®
09.05.01.03 Magnesium Sulphate 
13.10.04 Malathion 0.5% Derbac-M®
07.04.04 Mandelic acid 1% 
02.02.05 Mannitol 

Hospital only.

05.03.01 Maraviroc Celsentri®

Prior CCG approval needed.

14.04 Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine, Live (MMR) 
05.05.01 Mebendazole 
01.02 Mebeverine 
06.04.01.02 Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Provera®
07.03.02.02 Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Depo-Provera®
07.03.02.02 Medroxyprogesterone acetate Sayana Press®
10.01.01 Mefenamic Acid 
05.04.01 Mefloquine Lariam®
04.01.01 Melatonin  
10.01.01 Meloxicam 
04.11 Memantine Ebixa®

shared care agreement

09.06.06 Menadiol Sodium Phosphate 
14.04 Meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine 
13.02.01 Menthoderm 

Menthol in Aqueous Cream ( SLS Free)

05.04.04 Mepacrine Hydrochloride 
15.02 Mepivacaine Scandonest Plain®
04.07.02 Meptazinol Meptid®
01.05.03 Mercaptopurine 
05.01.02.02 Meropenem Meronem®
01.05.01 Mesalazine 
02.07.02 Metaraminol 
06.01.02.02 Metformin 
13.09 Metformin 

Dermatology - Specialist only 

06.01.02.02 Metformin Hydrochloride Modified Release
04.07.02 Methadone 
04.10.03 Methadone 
03.09.01 Methadone Hydrochloride Methadone® Linctus

Palliative care only

10.02.02 Methocarbamol Robaxin®
01.05.03 Methotrexate 

Shared Care drug.

10.01.03 Methotrexate 

Shared care agreement for Rheumatology indication.

13.05.03 Methotrexate 

Shared care drug

01.06.01 Methycellulose Celevac®
02.05.02 Methyldopa 
04.04 Methylphenidate Xaggitin XL

Shared care drug

Preferred brand: Xaggitin XL

06.03.02 Methylprednisolone 
10.01.02.02 Methylprednisolone Acetate Depo-Medrone®
04.06 Metoclopramide 
02.02.01 Metolazone 

Special drug.

02.04 Metoprolol 
05.01.11 Metronidazole 
05.04.02 Metronidazole 
05.04.03 Metronidazole 
05.04.04 Metronidazole 
13.10.01.02 Metronidazole 0.75% gel   Rozex®
02.03.02 Mexiletine Hydrochloride 

Unlicensed Medicine.- Hospital only.

12.03.02 Miconazole Daktarin®
13.10.02 Miconazole 
04.08.02 Midazolam 
15.01.04.01 Midazolam Hypnovel®
02.07.02 Midodrine 

Hospital only.

07.01.02 Mifepristone Mifegyne®
05.01.03 Minocycline 
13.06.02 Minocycline 
07.04.02 Mirabegron Betmiga®
04.03.04 Mirtazapine 
01.03.04 Misoprostol 

Secondary care only.

15.01.05 Mivacurium Mivacron®
04.04 Modafinil Provigil®
12.02.01 Mometasone Furoate Nasonex®
13.04 Mometasone Furoate 0.1% Elocon®
03.03.02 Montelukast Singulair®
04.07.02 Morphine 
10.03.02 Movelat Topical gel / cream
05.01.12 Moxifloxacin 
02.06.04 Moxisylyte Opilon®
02.05.02 Moxonidine 
09.06.07 Multivitamin preparations Abidec®
09.06.07 Multivitamin preparations Dalivit®
12.02.03 Mupirocin 2% Bactroban Nasal®
13.10.01.01 Mupirocin 2% Bactroban®
09.06.07 Mutivitamin 
08.02.01 Mycophenolate Mofetil 
04.06 Nabilone 
10.01.01 Nabumetone 
02.06.04 Naftidrofuryl Oxalate 
04.10.01 Nalmefene 
01.06.06 Naloxegol 

Restricted use to NICE TA345: naloxegol only

15.01.07 Naloxone 
10.01.01 Naproxen 
06.01.02.03 Nateglinide Starlix®
02.04 Nebivolol Nebilet®
04.07.01 Nefopam 
11.04.02 Neodocromil Rapitil®
05.01.04 Neomycin Sulphate 
12.01.01 Neomycin Sulphate with corticosteroids Otosporin®
10.02.01 Neostigmine 
15.01.06 Neostigmine 
15.01.06 Neostigmine with Glycopyrronium 
05.03.01 Nevirapine Viramune®

Prior CCG approval needed.

02.06.02 Nicardipine 
02.06.03 Nicorandil 
04.10 Nicotine Replacement Therapy 

Patient should be considered referral to NHS Stop Smoking Service.

02.06.02 Nifedipine 

Standard release capsules and Modified Release preparations: Brand rationalisation- preferred brands:-

  • Adipine MR tablets
  • Adipine XL tablets
  • Coracten SR capsules
  • Coracten XL capsules 

This list is not exhaustive.

 

02.06.02 Nimodipine 
04.01.01 Nitrazepam 
05.01.13 Nitrofurantoin 
02.07.02 Noradrenaline / Norepinephrine 
06.04.01.02 Norethisterone 
07.03.02.02 Norethisterone enantate Noristerat®
14.05.01 Normal Immunoglobulin Flebogammadif®
04.03.01 Nortriptyline 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

04.07.03 Nortriptyline 
09.03 Nutriflex Peri/Plus/Special

Hospital Only.

12.03.02 Nystatin Nystan®
11.08.02 Ocriplasmin Jetrea®
14.05 Octagam 
05.03.01 Odefsey 
06.04.01.01 Oestrogen only HRT tablet  Premarin
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT Estraderm MX®
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT Nuvelle®
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT FemSeven®
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT Progynova®
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT Zumenon®
06.04.01.01 Oestrogens for HRT Estradiol®
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical 
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical Estring®
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical Gynest®
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical Ovestin®
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical Vagifem®
07.02.01 Oestrogens, Topical Ortho-Gynest®
05.01.12 Ofloxacin 
11.03.01 Ofloxacin Eye drops Exocin®
13.02.01 Oilatum ® 
04.02.01 Olanzapine 

Initiation of atypical antipsychotics agents must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

12.01.03 Olive Oil Ear Drops 
02.05.05.02 Olmesartan Sevikar®
03.01.01.01 Olodaterol Striverdi Respimat®
01.05.01 Olsalazine 
03.04.02 Omalizumab Xolair®

Hospital Only.

01.03.05 Omeprazole  

The minimum dose that is required to control symptoms

Capsules are more cost-effective compared to tablets. However tablets maybe required in some patients who will not take capsules due to a religious or ethical background.

04.06 Ondansetron 
09.02.01.02 Oral Rehydration Salts Dioralyte®
04.05.01 Orlistat 
04.09.02 Orphenadrine 

No longer use routinely in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease because less effective that dopaminergic drugs and associated with cognitive impairment

05.03.04 Oseltamivir Tamiflu®
04.01.02 Oxazepam 
04.08.01 Oxcarbazepine Trileptal®
07.04.02 Oxybutynin 
13.12 Oxybutynin  Immediate release tablets
07.04.02 Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Kentera®
04.07.02 Oxycodone 

Oxycodone normal release

Preferred brands: Lynlor®, Shortec®

 

Oxycodone modified release

Preferred brands: Abtard® ,Longtec®, Reltebon®

05.01.03 Oxytetracycline 
13.06.02 Oxytetracycline 
07.01.01 Oxytocin Syntocinon®
05.03.05 Palivizumab Synagis®
01.09.04 Pancreatin Pancrex® V
15.01.05 Pancuronium 
01.03.05 Pantoprazole 
04.07.02 Papaveretum 
04.07.01 Paracetamol and codeine Co-codamol® 8/500
04.07.01 Paracetamol and codeine Co-codamol® 30/500
04.07.01 Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine Co-dydramol®
04.08.02 Paraldehyde 
04.03.03 Paroxetine 
14.04 Pediacel ® 
09.01.06 Pegfilgrastim Neulasta®

Hospital only.

10.01.03 Penicillamine 
04.07.02 Pentazocine 
02.06.04 Pentoxifylline Trental®
01.01.02 Peptac ® 

Suspension 

02.05.05.01 Perindopril  
13.10.04 Permethrin 5% Lyclear® Dermal Cream
04.07.02 Pethidine 
02.08.02 Phenindione 
04.08.01 Phenobarbital 
04.08.02 Phenobarbital  
13.10.04 Phenothrin 
05.01.01.01 Phenoxymethylpenicillin 
02.07.02 Phenylephrine 
11.05 Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 
04.07.03 Phenytoin 
04.08.01 Phenytoin 
04.08.02 Phenytoin 
03.09.01 Pholcodine Linctus, BP 
09.05.02.01 Phosphate Polyfusor ® 
09.05.02.01 Phosphate supplements Phosphate-Sandoz®
01.06.04 Phosphates (Rectal) 
09.06.06 Phytomenadione 
01.06.05 Picolax ® 
11.06 Pilocarpine 
13.05.03 Pimecrolimus Elidel®
06.01.02.03 Pioglitazone Actos®
05.01.01.04 Piperacillin and Tazobactam 
05.05.01 Piperazine 
03.11 pirfenidone Esbriet®
10.01.01 Piroxicam 
05.01.01.05 Pivmecillinam Hydrochloride Selexid®
04.07.04.02 Pizotifen 
13.10.01.01 Polyfax ® 
09.02.01.01 Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins Calcium Resonium®
09.02.01.01 Polystyrene Sulphonate Resins Resonium A®
13.09 Polytar ® 
11.08.01 Polyvinyl Alcohol Liquifilm Tears or Sno Tears®
03.05.02 Poractant Alfa Curosurf®
09.02.01.01 Potassium Chloride Sando-K®
09.02.01.01 Potassium Chloride Kay-Cee-L®
09.02.01.01 Potassium Chloride Slow-K®

Long term manufacturing delay.

09.02.02.01 Potassium chloride 15% injection 
09.02.02.01 Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion 
09.02.02.01 Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion 
13.11.06 Potassium Permanganate Permitabs®
13.11.06 Potassium Permanganate Solution 
04.09.01 Pramipexole 
02.09 Prasugrel Efient®
02.12 Pravastatin  
02.05.04 Prazosin Hypovase®
07.04.01 Prazosin 
01.05.02 Prednisolone 

Tablets 5mg, EC 2.5mg, 5mg, (25mg - Hospital use only).
Plain tablets are first line option.
EC tablets are more expensive than plain tablets without any substantial evidence that they confer any GI benefits
Soluble tablets are significantly more expensive than normal tablets which can be crushed & dispersed (unlicensed). 

For short term use in acute exacerbation or 'flare-ups'of relevant conditions

06.03.02 Prednisolone 
11.04.01 Prednisolone Pred Forte®
12.01.01 Prednisolone ear drops Predsol®
11.04.01 Prednisolone eye drops 
11.04.01 Prednisolone preservative free eye drops 
04.07.03 Pregabalin 
04.08.01 Pregabalin 
14.04 Prevenar 13 ® 
15.02 Prilocaine Hydrochloride Citanest®
05.04.01 Primaquine 
04.08.01 Primidone 
14.05 Privigen 
02.03.02 Procainamide 
04.06 Prochlorperazine 
01.07.02 Proctosedyl ® 
01.07 Proctosedyl -HC 
04.09.02 Procyclidine 

No longer use routinely in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease because less effective that dopaminergic drugs and associated with cognitive impairment

06.04.01.02 Progesterone Gestone®
08.02.02 Prograf ® 
03.04.01 Promethazine Phenergan®
02.03.02 Propafenone 
01.02 Propantheline 

 

  • For hyperhidrosis (licensed indication)
  • Specialist recommendation 

 

07.04.02 Propantheline 

Also licensed for Hyperhydrosis. - Specialist only.

07.04.02 Propiverine Detrunorm®
15.01.01 Propofol 
15.01.01 Propofol Diprivan®
02.04 Propranolol 
04.07.04.02 Propranolol 
06.02.02 Propylthiouracil 
01.06.07 Prucalopride Resolor®

Drug is available, by prior approval, to patients that meet NICE criteria

05.01.09 Pyrazinamide 
10.02.01 Pyridostigmine Bromide Mestinon®
09.06.02 Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 
05.04.01 Pyrimethamine with Sulfadoxine Fansidar®
04.02.01 Quetiapine 

Biquelle TM 

or follow Optmise Rx recommendation.

Initiation of atypical antipsychotics agents must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

05.04.01 Quinine 
10.02.02 Quinine 
01.03.05 Rabeprazole Pariet®
06.04.01.01 Raloxifene Hydrochloride Evista®
05.03.01 Raltegravir Isentress ®

Prior CCG approval needed.

02.05.05.01 Ramipril 
11.08.02 Ranibizumab Lucentis®
01.03.01 Ranitidine 

Should be used in caution in renal impairment, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Prescribe standard release tablets only; modified release (MR) preparations are non-formulary

01.03.01 Ranitidine (Effervescent tablet) 

For use in patients with swallowing difficulties or via nasogastric tubes only

02.06.03 Ranolazine Ranexa®
04.09.01 Rasagiline 
15.01.04.03 Remifentanil Ultiva®
06.01.02.03 Repaglinide Prandin®
14.04 Repevax ® 
04.08.01 Retigabine 
14.04 Revaxis ® 
05.03.05 Ribavirin Copegus®
05.03.05 Ribavirin 
05.01.09 Rifabutin Mycobutin®
05.01.09 Rifampicin 
05.01.09 Rifampicin and Isoniazid Rifinah® 300
05.01.09 Rifampicin and Isoniazid Rifinah® 150
05.01.09 Rifampicin and Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide Rifater®
05.01.07 Rifaximin Targaxan®

Hospital Only 

05.01.07 Rifaximin Xifaxanta®

For SIBO indication, restricted to Hospital only prescribing.

04.09.03 Riluzole Rilutek®

Medicines with positive NICE TAs added to the formulary but awaiting local clarification on their place in therapy

06.06.02 Risedronate  

Dose : Daily for Paget's

Dose : Weekly for Osteoporosis. 

04.02.01 Risperidone 

Initiation of atypical antipsychotics agents must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

05.03.01 Ritonavir Norvir®

Prior CCG approval needed.

10.01.03 Rituximab (rheumatology) MabThera®
02.08.02 Rivaroxaban 

Walsall Shared Care Agreement

04.11 Rivastigmine 

Shared care agreement.

04.07.04.01 Rizatriptan Maxalt®
15.01.05 Rocuronium Esmeron®
03.03.03 Roflumilast Daxas®

Medicines with positive NICE TAs added to the formulary but awaiting local clarification on their place in therapy

09.01.04 Romiplostim Nplate®
04.09.01 Ropinirole MR formulations
15.02 Ropivacaine Hydrochloride Naropin®
02.12 Rosuvastatin 
04.09.01 Rotigotine 
04.08.01 Rufinamide Inovelon®
02.05.05.02 Sacubitril valsartan Entresto®
04.09.01 Safinamide 
03.01.01.01 Salbutamol 
07.01.03 Salbutamol 
13.07 Salicylic Acid Occlusal®
13.07 Salicylic Acid Verrugon®
13.07 Salicylic Acid 16.7% with Lactic Acid 16.7% Salactol®
12.03.05 Salivix ® 
03.01.01.01 Salmeterol 
09.05.01.01 Sandocal-1000 ® 
06.01.02.03 Saxagliptin Onglyza®
13.05.02 Sebco ® 
04.09.01 Selegiline Hydrochloride 
13.09 Selenium Sulphide Selsun®
06.01.02.03 Semaglutide Ozempic

Secondary care initiation only. 

01.06.02 Senna 
04.03.03 Sertraline 
09.05.02.02 Sevelamer Carbonate Renvela®
09.05.02.02 Sevelamer Hydrochloride  Renagel®
15.01.02 Sevoflurane 
13.09 Shampoos T/Gel®
07.04.05 Sildenafil 
13.10.01.01 Silver Sulfadiazine Flamazine®
11.08.01 Simple eye ointment 
03.09.02 Simple Linctus, BP 
02.12 Simvastatin 
06.01.02.03 Sitagliptin Januvia®
09.02.01.03 Sodium Bicarbonate 
09.02.02.01 Sodium Bicarbonate 

Hospital use only.

12.01.03 Sodium Bicarbonate 
09.02.01.02 Sodium Chloride Slow Sodium®
11.08.01 Sodium Chloride 
11.08.01 Sodium Chloride Minims® Saline
09.02.02.02 Sodium chloride 0.18% glucose 4% infusion 
07.04.04 Sodium chloride 0.9% 
03.07 Sodium chloride 3% (Hypertonic) MucoClear®
09.02.02.01 Sodium Chloride Intravenous  

Injection : 0.9% and 30%

Infusion : 0.45% , 0.9% and 1.8%

Hospital use only.

 

06.06.02 Sodium Clodronate 
11.04.02 Sodium Cromoglicate 
12.02.01 Sodium Cromoglicate Rynacrom®
09.01.01.01 Sodium Feredetate Sytron®
05.01.07 Sodium fusidate 
11.08.01 Sodium Hyaluronate Hylo-Tear, Evolve HA®
01.06.02 Sodium Picosulfate 
04.08.01 Sodium Valproate 
09.02.01.01 Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate Lokelma

Hopsital Only Drug.

10.01.03 Soldium Aurothomalate Myocrisin®
07.04.02 Solifenacin Vesicare®
07.04.04 Solution G 
07.04.04 Solution R 
02.04 Sotalol 
13.09 Spironalactone 

Dermatology - Specialist only 

02.02.03 Spironolactone 
03.01.05 Standard range peak flow meter 
02.10.02 Streptokinase 
05.01.09 Streptomycin Sulphate 
06.06.02 Strontium Ranelate Protelos®

Discontinued by manufacturer.

01.03.03 Sucralfate 
15.01.06 Sugammadex Bridion®
01.05.01 Sulfasalazine 
10.01.03 Sulfasalazine 

shared care agreement for Rheumatology indication

10.01.04 Sulfinpyrazone 
10.01.01 Sulindac 
04.07.04.01 Sumatriptan 
13.08.01 Sunscreen Anthelios XL
13.08.01 Sunsense ® Ultra 
09.03 Supplementary Preparations Addiphos®

Hospital only.

09.03 Supplementary Preparations Additrace®

Hospital only.

09.03 Supplementary Preparations Dipeptiven®

Hospital Only.

09.03 Supplementary Preparations Vitlipid Adult and Infant.

Hospital only.

15.01.05 Suxamethonium Chloride 
13.04 Synalar gel 
13.05.03 Tacrolimus  0.1% and 0.03% ointment
07.04.05 Tadalafil Cialis®
07.04.01 Tamsulosin 
04.07.02 Tapentadol Palexia®
13.05.02 Tars Cocois®
13.05.02 Tars Psoriderm®
05.01.07 Teicoplanin Targocid®
05.03.03.02 Telaprevir Incivo®
02.05.05.02 Telmisartan 
04.01.01 Temazepam 
15.01.04.01 Temazepam 
05.03.01 Tenofovir 245mg, Efavirenz 600mg and Emtricitabine 200mg Atripla®

Prior CCG approval needed.

05.03.01 Tenofovir Disproxil Viread®
05.03.01 Tenofovir, cobicistat, elvitegravir & emtricitabine Stribild®
02.05.04 Terazosin 
07.04.01 Terazosin 
05.02 Terbinafine 
13.10.02 Terbinafine 1% cream 
13.10.02 Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1% Lamisil®
03.01.01.01 Terbutaline 
07.01.03 Terbutaline 
06.06.01 Teriparatide Forsteo®
06.05.02 Terlipressin Glypressin®
06.04.02 Testosterone  Testogel, Testavan

Secondary care initiation.

06.04.02 Testosterone undecanoate Nebido®

Secondary care initiation.

14.05.02 Tetanus immunoglobulin 
04.09.03 Tetrabenazine Xenazine® 25
15.02 Tetracaine (Amethocaine) Ametop®
06.05.01 Tetracosactide Synacthen®
05.01.03 Tetracycline 
09.02.02.02 Tetrastarch Voluven®

Hospital only.

09.02.02.02 Tetrastarch Volulyte®

Hospital only.

05.01.10 Thalidomide 

Subject to NICE TAG approval.

NHS England commissioned drug 

03.01.03 Theophylline Nuelin® SA
03.01.03 Theophylline Slo-Phyllin®
03.01.03 Theophylline Uniphyllin® Continus
09.06.02 Thiamine Pabrinex®

IM and IV injection.

09.06.02 Thiamine 
15.01.01 Thiopental 
04.08.01 Tiagabine Gabitril®
06.04.01.01 Tibolone Livial®
02.09 Ticagrelor Brilique®
05.01.03 Tigecycline Tygacil®
13.04 Timodine ® 
11.06 Timolol 
05.01.11 Tinidazole Fasigyn®
05.04.02 Tinidazole 
03.01.02 Tiotropium Spiriva/Braltus/Respimat®
03.01.04 Tiotropium & olodaterol ® Spiolto Respimat
02.09 Tirofiban Aggrastat®
10.02.02 Tizanidine 
05.01.04 Tobramycin 
10.01.03 Tocilizumab RoActemra®

The drug is available by prior approval to patients that meet NICE criteria

10.01.03 Tofacitinib 

Medicines with positive NICE TAs added to the formulary but awaiting local clarification on their place in therapy

06.01.02.01 Tolbutamide 
07.04.02 Tolterodine 
04.07.04.02 Topiramate 
04.08.01 Topiramate 
04.07.02 Tramadol 
02.11 Tranexamic Acid 
11.06 Travoprost Travatan®
04.03.01 Trazodone 
13.06.01 Tretinoin Retin-A 0.01%/0.025%®
06.03.02 Triamcinolone 
10.01.02.02 Triamcinolone Acetonide Kenalog®
12.02.01 Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasacort®
04.09.02 Trihexyphenidyl 

No longer use routinely in treatment of Parkinson’s Disease because less effective that dopaminergic drugs and associated with cognitive impairment

05.01.08 Trimethoprim 
05.01.13 Trimethoprim 

If Nitrofurantoin and Pivmecillinam not suitable.

13.06.02 Trimethoprim 
04.03.01 Trimipramine 

Initiation of tricyclic antidepressant for treatment of depression must follow Specialist Mental Health Team advices.

13.04 Trimovate ® 
11.05 Tropicamide Mydriacyl®
07.04.02 Trospium Regurin® XL
07.04.02 Trospium 
07.03.05 Ulipristal EllaOne®
03.01.02 Umeclidinium Incruse Ellipta®
03.01.04 Umeclidinium & vilanterol Anoro Ellipta®
03.01.02 Umeclidinium/Vilanterol/Fluticasone. Trelegy Ellipta®
02.10.02 Urokinase 
01.09.01 Ursodeoxycholic acid 
10.01.03 Ustekinumab 
13.05.03 Ustekinumab 
05.03.02.01 Valaciclovir Valtrex®
05.03.02.02 Valganciclovir Valcyte®
02.05.05.02 Valsartan 
05.01.07 Vancomycin 

Secondary care initiation and continuation in primary care based on consultant advise.

07.04.05 Vardenafil Levitra®
04.10.02 Varenicline Champix®
06.05.02 Vasopressin Pitressin®
15.01.05 Vecuronium Norcuron®
05.03.03.02 Velpatasvir and Sofosbuvir Epclusa®
04.03.04 Venlafaxine 

Vencarm XL 225mg  - Preferred branded generic.

02.03.02 Verapamil IR and MR formulations.
02.06.02 Verapamil IR and MR formulations.
04.08.01 Vigabatrin Sabril®
06.01.02.03 Vildagliptin 
09.06 Vitamin A drops 
09.06.07 Vitamin and mineral supplements Forceval®
09.06.07 Vitamin and mineral supplements Ketovite®
09.06.02 Vitamin B Tablets, Compound Strong 

Only to be prescribed for the following indications:

RMOC statement for Vitamin B compound Strong. Nov 2019.

Vitamin B compound strong tablets may be prescribed on a short-term basis (10 days) for patients at risk of refeeding syndrome. This also applies to patients who are not harmful or dependent drinkers. 

In rare cases where there might be a justifiable reason for prescribing vitamin B complex e.g. medically diagnosed deficiency or chronic malabsorption, vitamin B compound strong and not vitamin B compound should be prescribed as it represents better value for money.

09.06.01 Vitamins A and D 
03.01.05 Volumatic ® 
05.02 Voriconazole Vfend®
04.03.03 Vortioxetine 

3rd line choice in line with NICE TA

02.08.02 Warfarin 
09.02.02.01 Water for Injection 
12.03.01 Xylocaine spray 
12.02.02 Xylometazoline Otrivine®
01.07.02 Xyloproct ® 
13.06.02 Yasmin 
05.03.04 Zanamivir Injection 
13.02.01 Zerobase ® 
13.02.01 Zerocream ® 
13.02.01 Zeroderm  Ointment.
13.02.01 Zerodouble ® Gel  
13.02.01 Zeroveen 
13.02.02 Zinc and Caster Oil Ointment BP 
09.05.04 Zinc Sulphate Solvazinc®
06.06.02 Zoledronic Acid 
04.07.04.01 Zolmitriptan 
04.01.01 Zolpidem 
04.08.01 Zonisamide Zonegran®
04.01.01 Zopiclone 
Joint Walsall Formulary