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 Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases - 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 NHS Foundation Trust will be in blue and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be in purple. Please ensure you read all information detailed under a drug.   
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10.03.02  Expand sub section  Rubefacients, topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, and poultices
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants
Felbinac (Traxam)
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item gel
 
   
Ibuprofen
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item 5% gel
 
Link  Bandolier review
   
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Capsaicin
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Poultices
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 Non Formulary Items
Algesal

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Non Formulary
Brown
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
Link  Bandolier review
 
Benzydamine Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Diclofenac Sodium  (Mobigel)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Feldene

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Fenbid Forte Gel

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Ibugel Forte

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Ketoprofen 2.5%

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
Link  MHRA safety information on photosensivity reactions
 
Oruvail

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Pennsaid

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Piroxicam

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Powergel

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Transvasin

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Voltarol Emulgel

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item see generic drug for details (brand may not be available - contact pharmacy for advise)
 
Voltarol Gel Patch

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
  
Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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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 consider, 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 in 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 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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