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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine 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 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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06.06.02  Expand sub section  Bisphosphonates and other drugs affecting bone metabolism
06.06.02  Expand sub section  Bisphosphonates
Alendronic Acid
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablets (daily / weekly)
 
Link  NICE TA 161 - Alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, raloxifene, strontium ranelate and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women
Link  NICE TA 464 - Bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis
   
Alendronic Acid (Fosamax Once Weekly)
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item see generic drug for details (brand may not be available - contact pharmacy for advise)
 
Link  NICE TA 161 - Alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, raloxifene, strontium ranelate and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women
   
Alendronic Acid Effervescent Tablets (Binosto)
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item 70mg tablets (weekly) Restricted Item  restircted to patients who have swalling difficulties
 
   
Disodium Pamidronate
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection (note strengths vary, ensure correct strength is prescribed)
 
   
Risedronate
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item daily/weekly tablets - second line if alendronic acid not tolerated
 
Link  NICE TA 161 - Alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, raloxifene, strontium ranelate and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women
Link  NICE TA 464 - Bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis
   
Sodium Clodronate (Bonefos)
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item 400mg Capsules / 800mg tablets
 
   
Zolendronic Acid (Aclasta)
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Formulary
Amber
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection (indication vary depending on dose - please refer to BNF for details)
 
   
Zolendronic Acid (Zometa)
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Formulary
Amber
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item indication vary depending on dose - please refer to BNF for details)
 
   
Zolendronic Acid Injection
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Amber
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection (indication vary depending on dose - please refer to BNF for details)
 
   
06.06.02  Expand sub section  Denosumab
06.06.02  Expand sub section  Strontium renelate
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 Non Formulary Items
Alendronic Acid  (Fosamax)

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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)
 
Alendronic Acid Oral Solution

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Alendronic Acid with colecalciferol  (Fosavance)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Disodium Etidronate  (Didronel PMO)

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Non Formulary ***Item Discontinued***
 
Disodium Etidronate  (Didronel)

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Non Formulary ***Item Discontinued***
 
Disodium Pamidronate  (Aredia Dry Powder)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item see generic drug for deails
 
Ibandronic Acid  (Bondronat)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Ibandronic Acid  (Bonviva)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Ibandronic Acid injection  (Bonviva)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Ibandronic acid IV infusion  (Bondronat)

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

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Tiludronic Acid  (Skelid)

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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

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 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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