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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
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Primary Care Antibiotic Guidelines

Hospital Antibiotic Guidelines

Secondary care staff: Please note that though there may be drugs listed with a Formulary status in this section, you should refer to the Acute Trust's antibiotic policy as there are some restrictions, which require microbiology approval before they can be supplied by Pharmacy.

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Ethambutol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Isoniazid
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Pyrazinamide
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Rifabutin (Mycobutin)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Rifampicin
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

I.V. and oral preparations.

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists.

May also be used in MRSA infections, and orthopaedic joint revisions

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid (Rifinah 300)
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All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid (Rifinah 150)
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All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Rifampicin and Isoniazid and Pyrazinamide (Rifater)
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Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
Rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol (Voractiv)
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Amber

All prescribing should be consistent with national guidelines, or under the advice of specialist chest physicians or consultant microbiologists

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aminosalicylic acid  (Granupas)

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Non Formulary
 
Bedaquiline  (Sirturo )

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Capreomycin  (Capastat)

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Non Formulary
 
Cycloserine

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Non Formulary
 
Delamanid  (Deltyba)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Prothionamide

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Non Formulary
 
Streptomycin Sulphate

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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
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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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