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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
Notes:
This formulary is used by multiple organisations. There may be some instances where an item is on the formulary for one organisation but not the others. To help distinguish between each organisation, text will be colour coded, i.e. information relating to the Royal Berkshire Hospital will be in blue. Please ensure you read all information detailed under a drug. 
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01.01  Expand sub section  Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera®IM Injection)

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Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item injection
 
01.01  Expand sub section  Dyspepsia
01.01  Expand sub section  Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacids and simeticone
Pepto-Bismol® Tablets

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Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item tablets
Restricted Item For Gastroenterology use only
 
01.01.01  Expand sub section  Aluminium and magnesium containing antacids to top
Co-magaldrox (Maalox®)

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Green
Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item susepnsion

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Magnesium Trisilicate Mixture BP

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    Formulary
    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item suspension

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    01.01.01  Expand sub section  Aluminium-magnesium complexes
    01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacid preparations containing simeticone
    Asilone

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    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item suspension
    Restricted Item On Palliative Care Team advise only

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    01.01.01  Expand sub section  Simeticine alone
    Simeticone (infacol®)

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    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item liquid
    Restricted Item FOR ENDOSCOPY USE ONLY

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacid preparations containing dimeticone or local anaesthetics
    Antacid and Oxetacaine Oral Suspension

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    Red
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item suspension
    unlicensedunlicensed product

    Restricted Item On Palliative Care Team advise only
    Palliative Care Drug Monograph
     
    01.01.02  Expand sub section  Compound alginates and proprietary indigestion preparations to top
    01.01.02  Expand sub section  Compound alginate preparations
    Algicon®

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    Green
    NOTE: Use when requiring a product with low sodium content

    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item suspension

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Gaviscon Advance

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    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item chewable tablets

    note 4.6mmol Na/2mmol K in 10mL liquid


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    Gaviscon Infant

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    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item powder

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Sodium citrate 0.3M

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    Green
    Royal Berkshire Hospital >> Formulary Item solution
    note NOTE: This is a non-particulate antacid which may be useful in labour.

    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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     Non Formulary Items
    Acidex


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Altacite plus


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Aluminimum Hydroxide (Alu-Cap ® 475mg capsule)


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Aluminium Only Preparations (Alu-Cap®)


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Co-magaldrox (Mucogel®)


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Co-magaldrox 1100


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Gastrocote® Tablets


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    Non Formulary
    Green

     
    Gaviscon Advance Chewable® Tablets


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    Non Formulary
    Green

     
    Gaviscon Tablets®


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    Non Formulary
    Green

     
    Gaviscon® Liquid


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    Non Formulary
    Green

     
    Gripe Mixture


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Hydrotalcite


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Maalox Plus


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Magnesium Carbonate


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Renie Duo


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Simeticone (Dentinox®)


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Topal (Topal®)


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    Non Formulary
    Green
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    Section Title Section Title (top level) Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
    Section Title Section Title (sub level)
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Cytotoxic Drug
    Restricted Drug
    Restricted Drug
    CD
    Controlled Drug
    Unlicensed Drug
    Unlicensed
    High Cost Medicine
    High Cost Medicine
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    Link to SPCs
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    Link to adult BNF
    Track Changes
    Display tracking information
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    Link to children's BNF
    Cancer Drugs Fund
    Cancer Drugs Fund
       

     

    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description
      Amber   Medicines that should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the primary care provider that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred. Where applicable, shared care protocols will be agreed and must be adhered to. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s)(DTC) and approved by Berkshire West APC.   
      Brown   Drugs that have been reviewed and not recommended for prescribing. These drugs are not considered a cost effective use of scarce NHS resources. There may be individual patient specific or clinical reasons why a drug deemed low priority may be suitable for a particular patient. This is for the GP to condsider, weighing up the reasons against his/her allocated CCG budget. Where the decision is made to prescribe a low priority drug, detailed documentation must be included within the patients' notes for audit purposes. *Please note that low priority drug requests are unsuitable for the Case Review Committee and therefore should not be sent to this committee.   
      Green   Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary and secondary care within their licensed indication in accordance with the BNF or other recognised national formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing  
      Red   Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only  

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