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Bedfordshire and Luton Joint Formulary
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Bedfordshire CCG
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Luton CCG
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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
Notes:

Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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01.01.02  Expand sub section  Compound alginates and proprietary indigestion preparations
01.01.02  Expand sub section  Compound alginate preparations
Gaviscon Advance
(Suspension)
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Formulary
Red

Contains 2.3mmol sodium and 1mmol potassium per 5mL
Low sodium option

Hospital contract brand choice.

Not to be prescribed in Primary care.

 
   
Gaviscon Infant
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Green
Contains 0.9mmol sodium per dose
NOTE: each half of the dual-sachet is identified as 'one dose'. To avoid errors prescribe with directions in terms of 'dose'
 
   
Peptac
(Suspension)
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Green

Primary care and Bedford hospital only.

L&D: prescribe Gaviscon Advance.

6.2mmol sodium per 10mL

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acetarsol Suppositories

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Non Formulary
 
Acidex

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Non Formulary
 
Algicon

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Non Formulary
 
Gastrocote

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Non Formulary PRODUCT DISCONTINUED
 
Renie Duo

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Non Formulary
 
Topal  (Topal)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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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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