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Monday 27 September 2021
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This is an electronic version of our Formulary written in conjunction with the Medicine Management Committee and the Pharmacy department.   The purpose of the Formulary is:

  • To promote safe, rational and cost effective prescribing within the Trust.
  • To help select the most appropriate drug amongst the many available.


This formulary is intended to act as a rapid reference source.  It is intended for the guidance of medical practitioners, nurses and other healthcare workers.


For local GPs and Non-medical prescribers working in the community there is the Greater Manchester Joint Formulary produced by the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG).  The formulary ensures that patients receive seamless care across the primary-secondary care interface and reduces the need for switching programmes. All medicines recommended for use in the NHS in a NICE Technology Assessment (TA) are approved for use in Greater Manchester, the GMMMG site provides a list of medicines with a positive recommendation from  NICE and provides links to these TAs in the GMMMG formulary.  In the SRFT formulary below all the drugs with a positive NICE TA that are applicable to SRFT are included in the formulary.


How to use

All medicines are listed alphabetically using the generic name where possible.  Some brand names are used.


  1. Type the drug name in the 'Keywords' box

  2. Click on the 'Search' button

  3. Within the results, click on the 'generic name' of the medicine you are looking for.

  4. Click on the 'Link' - this will take you to further information that talks about that medicine. 



Drug NameBNF CategoryComment / Usage RestrictionsDetails
E45 Bath Oil13.2.1 Emollients  
E45 Bath Oil13.2.1.1 Emollient bath additives  
E45 Sun Reflective Sunscreen13.8.1 Sunscreen preparations  
Econazole7.2.2 Anti-infective drugs  
Econozole Nitrate13.10.2 Antifungal preparations  
Edoxaban2.8.2 Oral anticoagulants Approved only for initiation by Cardiology Consultants, where other oral anticoagulants (including other DOACs) are unsuitable, for the following clinical scenarios: 1.  Stroke prevention for patients with NVAF and  CHADS2VASC >0. 2.  Treatment of DVT or PE. 3.  Prevention of recurrent DVT or PE.. Approved by MMG December 2015    
Edrophonium10.2.1 Drugs which enhance neuromuscular transmission  
Edrophonium15.1.5 Muscle relaxants  
Eflornithine (Vaniqa) Cream13.9 Shampoos and some other scalp preparations - HirsuitismSecond line use for Endocrine, Skin Endocrine clinics and Dr Polson only - if GP is asked to start treatment please issue Eflornithine cream Prescribing Guidelines 
EliglustatSee online BNFRenal - Eliglustat (Cerdelga) is indicated for the long-term treatment of adult patients with Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1), who are CYP2D6 poor metabolisers (PMs), intermediate metabolisers (IMs) or extensive metabolisers (EMs).PAS scheme available, funding via Blueteq   Approved September 2017  


All material in this section is aimed at health professionals, but is information currently held within the public domain.   Members of the public seeking advice on medicine-related matters are encouraged to speak with their GP, pharmacist or nurse, or contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.