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 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory 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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03.04.01  Expand sub section  Antihistamines
03.04.01  Expand sub section  Non-sedating antihistamines
Cetirizine
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First Choice
Green

10mg Tablets - Available to purchase over the counter
5mg in 5mL Solution - Available to purchase over the counter

 
Loratadine
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First Choice
Green

10mg Tablets - Available to purchase over the counter
5mg in 5mL Syrup - Available to purchase over the counter

 
Fexofenadine 120mg & 180 mg
(Tablets)
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Second Choice
Green

For use when first-line options not effective.

 
   
03.04.01  Expand sub section  Sedating antihistamines
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 Non Formulary Items
Acrivastine

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Bilastine  (Ilaxten)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Desloratadine  (Neoclarityn)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Levocetirizine  (Xyzal)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Mizolastine  (Mizollen)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Rupatadine  (Rupafin)

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Non Formulary
Black
 
  
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NHS England
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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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