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Formulary

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
Alclometasone dipropionate cream13.4 Topical corticosteroids - For specialist advice contact dermatologyModerately potent See NICE guidance Atopic dermatitis (eczema) - Topical steroids. 
Alclometasone dipropionate ointment13.4 Topical corticosteroids - For specialist advice contact dermatologyModerately potent See NICE guidance Atopic dermatitis (eczema) - Topical steroids. 
Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) Concentrate for IV infusion 10mg / ml8.2.3 Anti-lymphocte monoclonal antibodiesApproved for use in neurology in line with NICE guidance for treating adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features. NHS England will provide funding as part of a patient access scheme. Approved by MMG July 2014   
Alendronic acid6.6.2 BisphosphonatesIncluding once a week products. Use for primary prevention osteoporosis and secondary prevention -in line with NICE 
Alfacalcidol9.6.4 Vitamin D  
Alfentanil CD15.1.4.2 Non-opioid analgesicsAnaesthetics and ICU only 
Algicon1.1.3 Other drugs for dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal diseaseSecond-line alginate 
Alimemazine3.4.1 Antihistamines - sedatingDermatology only 
Aliskiren2.5.5.3 Renin inhibitorsRenal consultants only only for patients whose BP is not controlled whilst on conventional therapies 
Alitretinoin13.5.1 Preparations for eczemaDermatology only - severe hand eczema. Added MMG Dec 2008 

 

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.