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 Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases - Full Chapter
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Rubefacients, topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, and poultices
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants
Algesal
(Topical gel)
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Green

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for the treatment of minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and mild fever should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care. (e.g aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain).

 
   
Diclofenac Gel 1%
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Green

Knee and hand OA

 

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for the treatment of minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and mild fever should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care. (e.g aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain).

 
Link  NICE CG 177: Osteoarthritis: care and management
   
Ibuprofen gel
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Green

Knee and hand OA, 5% and 10%

 

Fenbid is most cost effective brand in primary care

NHS England low value medication

A prescription for the treatment of minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and mild fever should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care. (e.g aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain).

 
Link  NICE CG 177: Osteoarthritis: care and management
   
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Capsaicin
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Poultices
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 Non Formulary Items
Felbinac  (Traxam)

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Non Formulary
 
Ketoprofen 2.5%  (Oruvail , Powergel)

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Non Formulary
 
Movelat  (Topical gel / cream)

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Non Formulary

Low value medication

 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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

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Status Description

Green

Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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