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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
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Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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04.01.02  Expand sub section  Anxiolytics
04.01.02  Expand sub section  Benzodiazepines
Alprazolam
(Tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

For initiation by Mental Health specialist from ELFT only

 
   
Diazepam
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Formulary
Green
2mg, 5mg & 10mg Tablets
2mg in 5mL Oral Solution
2.5mg, 5mg & 10mg Rectal Tube  
   
Oxazepam
(Tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

For initiation by Mental Health specialist from ELFT only

 
   
Diazepam
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Formulary
Red
10mg/2mL Injection

Note: Diazepam injection comes in two forms - solution (IM or IV) and emulsion Diazemuls® (IV only). Emulsion is preferred for IV as it is less irritant to the vein. 
   
Lorazepam
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Green
1mg & 2.5mg Tablets 
   
Lorazepam
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Formulary
Green
4mg/1mL Injection
 
   
Chlordiazepoxide
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Formulary
Red

5mg & 10mg Capsules
L&D - For alcohol detoxification a maximum of 3 doses can be supplied on a TTA.
BHT - As per the Trust Alcohol Detoxification Guideline, chlordiazepoxide must not be supplied to the patient on discharge 

 
   
04.01.02  Expand sub section  Buspirone
04.01.02  Expand sub section  Beta blockers
04.01.02  Expand sub section  Meprobamate to top
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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
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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

Red

RED - Hospital only – to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

Amber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

Amber SCG

Shared Care - these medicines require specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.   

Black

A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

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