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Wednesday 27 October 2021
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Medicine, tablets, pills


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
Trihexyphenidyl4.9.3 Drugs used in essential tremor, chorea, tics and related disorders  
Trimethoprim5.1.8 Sulphonamides and trimethoprim  
Trisodium Citrate (Citra-Lock)2.8.1 EpoprostenolRenal directorate only 
Triumeq Kivexa / Dolutegravir Co - formulation - 50mg / 300mg / 600mg Tablet5.3.1 HIV InfectionIndication: HIV Infection Usage restrictions: Initiation by specialist within Sexual Health only Approved by MMG March 2015  
Tropicamide 0.5% & 1%11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegics  
Trospium7.4.2 Drugs for urinary frequency, enuresis and incontinenceSecond line use only - for patients intolerant of oxybutynin 
TruvadaSee online BNF As per National Guidelines. For initiation by the GUM Team only. Approved April 2012  


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.