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 Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases - Full Chapter
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10.03.02  Expand sub section  Rubefacients, topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, and poultices
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants
Traxam
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Gel 
   
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Capsaicin
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Poultices
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 Non Formulary Items
Algesal

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Non Formulary
 
Benzydamine Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary
 
Diclofenac Sodium  (Mobigel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Feldene

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Non Formulary
 
Fenbid Forte Gel

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Non Formulary
 
Ibugel Forte

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Non Formulary
 
Ibuprofen

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Non Formulary
 
Ketoprofen 2.5%

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Non Formulary
 
Methyl salicylate  (Deep Heat)

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Non Formulary
Red

’unlicensed’

 Capillary blood gas sampling only

Non- Formulary with strict enforcement

 
Oruvail

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Non Formulary
 
Piroxicam

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Non Formulary
 
Powergel

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Non Formulary
 
Transvasin

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Non Formulary
Black

Cream

  • Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
  • Capillary blood gas sampling ONLY
  • Non-Formulary with strict enforcement
 
Voltarol Emulgel

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Non Formulary
 
Voltarol Gel Patch

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
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

Amber

Requires to be initiated by specialist for repeat GP Prescribing (Purple as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary, may be top sliced) If a downloadable EKPG Prescribing Information Sheet exists in the formulary entry for the drug, it, or an URL (shortcut to webpage/document) should be sent to the GP. See also "Hints in how to incorporate documents for medicines information into clinical communications to GPs".  

Amber 1

Shared Care (Orange as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary). See the Principles of Shared Care Agreements and Shared Care Agreements: Assessment against agreed Principles of Shared Care documents. If a downloadable template document exists in the formulary entry for this drug, it should be sent to the GP (and patient) once patient specific details are incorporated. See "Hints in how to incorporate shared care documents for medicines into clinical communications to GPs".  

Amber 2

Shared Care and topsliced (Orange as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary) See the Principles of Shared Care Agreements and Shared Care Agreements: Assessment against agreed Principles of Shared Care documents. If a downloadable template document exists in the formulary entry for this drug, it should be sent to the GP (and patient) once patient specific details are incorporated. See "Hints in how to incorporate shared care documents for medicines into clinical communications to GPs".  

Black

A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications  

Blue

No comment on drug in East Kent Primary Care Formulary (Blue as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

Brown

Exceptional Use Only (Brown as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)   

Green

On East Kent Primary Care Formulary (Pink or Green as per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

Grey

Not assessed/Not recommended (As per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

Red

Hospital Only (As per Eclipse East Kent Primary Care Formulary)  

RedRed

Known to be commissioned for local NHS patients but only available to them from another provider than EKHUFT  

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