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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Control of epilepsy
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Generalised seizures
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Ethosuximide to top
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Gabapentin and pregabalin
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Lacosamide
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Lamotrigine
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Levetiracetam
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Perampanel to top
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Phenobarbital and other barbiturates
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Phenytoin
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Retigaine
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Rufinamide
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Rufinamide to top
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Tiagabine
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Topiramate
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Valproate
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Vigabatrin
Vigabatrin (Sabril)
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Amber Initiation

Refractory epilepsy only.  Includes tablets and sachets.

 

MHRA advice on switching:

 

Category 3: usually unnecessary to ensure that patients are maintained on a specific manufacturer's product unless there are specific concerns, such as patient anxiety and risk of confusion or dosing errors

 
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04.08.01  Expand sub section  Zonisamide to top
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Benzodiazepines
04.08.01  Expand sub section  Other Drugs
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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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