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01.06.02  Expand sub section  Stimulant laxatives
Senna
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  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
Bisacodyl
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Please note: Suppositories 10 mg, Paediatric suppositories 5 mg only
 
Co-danthramer
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to terminally ill patients only
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to oncologist and geriatricians
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Because of a potential carcinogenic risk, danthron containing laxatives are indicated only for constipation in the terminally ill. Co-danthramer may cause irritation and excoriation in incontinent patients and may colour the urine red. Please note: Capsules not available. Suspension only.
 
Co-danthrusate
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to terminally ill patients only
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
    • Non-formulary 
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Docusate sodium
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • Caps 100mg. Oral solution 50 mg/5 ml. Paediatric oral solution 12.5 mg/5 ml
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Caps 100 mg. Oral solution 50 mg/5 ml. Paediatric oral solution 12.5 mg/5 ml
 
Glycerol (Glycerin)
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Suppositories 1 g, 2 g, 4 g
 
Sodium picosulfate
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  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH: 
    • Restricted
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
01.06.02  Expand sub section  Other Stimulant laxatives
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 Non Formulary Items
Sodium hydrogen carbonate / sodium dihydrogen phosphate
(Lecicarbon A)

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Sodium hydrogen carbonate 0.5g/Sodium dihydrogen phosphate 0.68g
(Lecicarbon C)

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GP - Amber

Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist. Prescribing can be transferred to primary care once the patient has been stabilised.

Shared care: For drugs with regular, ongoing need for monitoring and/or assessment of efficacy or toxicity. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the North Central London JFC.

Fact sheet: For drugs with some concerns surrounding safety or efficacy but do not require regular monitoring and/or monitoring of effectiveness/toxicity.

  

GP - Red

Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only (hospital only).

For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.

See link for the complete NCL Red List https://www.ncl-mon.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ncl_red_list.pdf

  

Black

Medicines not recommended for routine use in primary or secondary care.

Medicines, which the North Central London JFC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.

  

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