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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
Factor Viia (Recombinant) (Novoseven)Blood productsNot available through Pharmacy - contact the Haematologists or Blood Bank 
Febuxostat10.1.4. Gout and cytotoxic induced hyperuricaemiaIn accordance with NICE guidance. Approved Sept 2010 at MMG 
Felbamate4.8.1 Control of epilepsyEpileptologists of Neurology directorate only. Follow restricted high cost drug procedure when prescribing felbamate 
Femoston Conti Tablets6.4.1.1 Estrogens and HRTContinuous 
Femoston Tablets6.4.1.1 Estrogens and HRT  
Fentanyl Cd15.1.4.2 Non-opioid analgesics  
Fentanyl Cd4.7.2 Opioid analgesics  
Fentanyl Cd Lozenges15.1.4.2 Non-opioid analgesicsLozenges restricted for procedural pain and pain associated with dressing changes only, consultantonly for all other indications 
Fentanyl Cd Lozenges4.7.2 Opioid analgesicsLozenges restricted for procedural pain and pain associated with dressing changes only and in accordance with the Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines; consultant only for all other indications 
Fentanyl Cd Patches4.7.2 Opioid analgesicsFentanyl CD patches (see Trust guidance) (for use by the Acute Pain Team and Anaesthetists, in elderly patients with traumatic or post operative pain, in patients with renal impairment, for patients intolerant of morphine and for use in patients receiving palliative care in accordance with Trust Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Management Guidelines) 


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.