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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - 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.  *** please note that the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is available on the MicroGuide mobile app, which you can download from your app store***

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05.03.01  Expand sub section  HIV infection
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Abacavir (Ziagen)
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Formulary
Red
NHS England

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets / liquid for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY


Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use by Garden Clinic

 
   
Abacavir / dolutegravir / lamivudine (Triumeq)
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Formulary
Red
NHS England

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablet for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY


Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use by Garden Clinic

 
   
Didanosine (Videx)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Emtricitabine (Emtriva)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item capsules for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Emtricitabine / cobicistat / elvitegravir / tenofovir (Stribild)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Emtricitabine 200mg, Rilpivirine 25mg and Tenofovir 245mg (Eviplera)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Lamivudine (Epivir)
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Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets / oral solution for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY
Available brand may vary - please contact pharmacy for advice
 
   
Lamivudine (Zeffix)
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Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets / oral solution for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY
Available brand may vary - please contact pharmacy for advice
 
   
Rilpivirine hydrochloride (Edurant)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Stavudine (Zerit)
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Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item capsules / oral solution for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
Link  MHRA safety information on adverse effects April 2011
   
Tenofovir 245mg, Efavirenz 600mg and Emtricitabine 200mg (Atripla)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Tenofovir and Emtricitabine (Truvada)
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Tenofovir Disproxil (Viread)
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Formulary
Red
High Cost Medicine
note NHS England Commissioning requirements for funding apply; approval may be required prior to use. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets
Also as an options for Hepatitis B - see NICE TA 173 (link below)
for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY
 
Link  NICE TA 173 - Tenofovir disoproxil for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
Zidovudine (Retrovir)
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Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item capsules / oral solution for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
Zidovudine and Lamivudine (Combivir)
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Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets for use following advice from HIV Specialists ONLY  
   
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Protease inhibitors
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Other antiretrovirals to top
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Pharmacokinetic enhancers of antiretrovirals
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 Non Formulary Items
Abacavir and Lamivudine  (Kivexa)

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Non Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice - combination product not available on Formulary
 
Abacavir and Lamivudine and Zidovudine  (Trizivir)

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Non Formulary
Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice - combination product not available on Formulary
 
Doravirine  (Pifeltro)

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Non Formulary
Brown

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

Link  APC 085 New Drugs - Policy for managing the entry of new drugs in primary care
 
Lamivudine\ Tenofovir\ Doravirine  (Delstrigo)

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Non Formulary
Brown

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

Link  APC 085 New Drugs - Policy for managing the entry of new drugs in primary care
 
  
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
Display tracking information
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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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only  

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. Where new drugs come to market, under APC policy 085, they will be classified Brown until a review is deemed necessary.  

Amber Prescribing Guidelines

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. Prescribing Guidelines are in place and must be adhered to.  

Amber without Prescribing Guidelines

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. Prescribing Guidelines are not required for these items.  

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  

Amber

Not Used   

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