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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
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Betamethasone (Betnesol)
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Dexamethasone
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Hydrocortisone
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Hydrocortisone 10mg soluble tablets
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Amber

For paediatric use in adrenal insufficiency

 
   
Methylprednisolone
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Prednisolone
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Advice

The EC tablets are not routinely available as the clinical evidence for the benefit of the EC preparation is limited. These are only available if the patient lacks dexterity to half the 5mg (2.5mg EC) or if there is a clear history of intolerance to the plain tablets

There is no rationale to use EC tablets where a PPI or H2 antagonist is also co-prescribed

Soluble tablets are only recommended for administration via feeding tubes. The standard release tablets may be dispersed in water if necessary.

 
   
Triamcinolone (Kenalog)
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06.03.02  Expand sub section  Disadvantages of corticosteroids
06.03.02  Expand sub section  Use of corticosteroids
06.03.02  Expand sub section  Pregnancy and breastfeeding
06.03.02  Expand sub section  Administration to top
06.03.02  Expand sub section  Withdrawal of corticosteroids
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Betamethasone  (Betnelan)

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Betamethasone  (Betnesol)
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Cortisone Acetate
(Cortisone)

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Deflazacort  (Calcort)

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Hydrocortisone acetate  (Hydrocortisab)

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Hydrocortisone sodium succinate  (Solu-Cortef)

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Hydrocortisone MR  (Plenadren)

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Prednisone MR
(Lodotra)

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Triamcinolone  (Kenalog)
(Hayfever)

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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult 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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