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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
Notes:

Prescribing of systemic antimicrobials is 'protected'. All prescribing MUST be in accordance with the Trust Antimicrobial Policy and in conjunction with local antimicrobial guideline:

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05.03.01  Expand sub section  HIV infection
05.03.01  Expand sub section  Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Abacavir
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GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • HIV medicine
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • For TB / HIV clinic only
 
   
Abacavir + Lamivudine
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Restricted Drug Restricted
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • To be prescribed as per BHIVA Guidelines by the HIV team only
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • For TB / HIV clinic only
 
   
Abacavir + Lamivudine + Zidovudine (Trizivir®)
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Formulary
GP - Red

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
   
Didanosine
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GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Emtricitabine
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • To be prescribed as per BHIVA Guidelines by the HIV team only
    • Patients currently benefiting from FTC in their combination therapy, who either accessed FTC in studies or move to London with FTC as part of their existing regimen, should continue to receive FTC without interruption
    • For patients who have previously not received 3TC, the decision to prescribe 3TC or FTC to be made by the clinician and patient after discussion and consideration of relevant factors
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • For TB / HIV clinic only
 
   
Emtricitabine + Rilpivirine + Tenofovir disoproxil (Eviplera®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • NHSE approval required
    • Initiation restricted to Consultants HIV Medicine
  • RFL:
    • HIV medicine only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
   
Emtricitabine + Tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy®)
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Formulary
GP - Red

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • HIV team only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Link  NHSE 16043/P: Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents
   
Lamivudine
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GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Epivir brand only approved for HIV patients
    • Zeffix brand approved for HIV and Hepatitis B patients
  • RFL:
    • Epivir brand approved for HIV patients
    • Zeffix brand approved for Hepatitis B patients
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Epivir brand on formulary
 
   
Rilpivirine
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • HIV team
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
   
Stavudine
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Tenofovir disoproxil + Cobicistat + Elvitegravir + Emtricitabine (Stribild®)
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • See MHRA Drug Safety Update
  • RFL:
    • HIV team only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • For TB / HIV clinic only
 
Link  NHSE B06/P/x: Stribild® for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults
   
Tenofovir disoproxil + Efavirenz + Emtricitabine (Atripla®)
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • To be prescribed by the HIV team only, in line with the BHIVA Guidelines
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • For TB / HIV clinic only
 
   
Tenofovir disoproxil + Emtricitabine
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • To be prescribed by the HIV team only, in line with the BHIVA Guidelines
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Restricted for use in accordance with RNOH Sharps Policy and Inoculation Management (see policy)
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
Link  RNOH: Sharps Policy and Inoculation Management
   
Tenofovir disproxil
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines in combination with other antiretroviral drugs
    • Hepatitis B infection in line with NICE guidance
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
Link  NICE TA173: Hepatitis B (chronic) - tenofovir disoproxil
   
Zidovudine
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Restricted Drug Restricted
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Zidovudine infusion is for use by Women’s Health only
    • Caps 100mg, 250mg; Infusion 200mg/2 ml only  
 
   
Zidovudine + Lamivudine
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Formulary
GP - Red
High Cost Medicine

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • As per HIV guidelines
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary  
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated 
 
   
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note Notes
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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High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

GP - 1st

Medicines suitable for first-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing. 

  

GP - 2nd

Medicines suitable for second-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing. 

  

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.

  

GP - Grey

Medicines on hospital formularies which have not been reviewed for suitability in primary care.  

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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