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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
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Opioid Resource Pack

Gabapentinoid Reduction Leaflet

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04.07.01  Expand sub section  Non-opioid analgesics and compound analgesic preparations
04.07.01  Expand sub section  Compound analgesic preparations
Aspirin
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Formulary
Green

Prescribe as dispersible tablets

 
   
Nefopam
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

Specialist advice only

Occasional use for patients intolerant or allergic to opioids

 
   
Paracetamol
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Formulary
OTC

Tablets and suspension for self-purchase in primary care unless for treatment of long term condition as per NHSE guidance

 

 
Link  NHSE OTC Guidance
   
Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol 30/500)
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Formulary
Green

Prescribe as Zapain in Primary Care

 
   
Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol 8/500)
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Formulary
OTC

For self-purchase in primary care

For long term use consider prescribing "when required" codeine separately

 
   
Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine (Co-dydramol)
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Formulary
Green

Dihydrocodeine 10mg and Paracetamol 500mg

NB other strengths of co-dydramol now available

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aspirin  (Nu-Seals Aspirin)

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Non Formulary

No evidence of benefit over dispersible aspirin

 

 
Aspirin + Codeine  (Co-codaprin)

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Non Formulary
 
Aspirin + Papaveretum  (Aspav)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-proxamol

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Non Formulary
 
Paracetamol and methionine  (Pardote)

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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
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

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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