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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
05.02  Expand sub section  Antifungal drugs
Amphotericin (AmBisome)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
   
Amphotericin (Fungizone)
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Red
 
   
Fluconazole
(Capsules, oral suspension)
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Green

Resistant candida, with specialist advice

 
   
Flucytosine (Ancotil)
(Intravenous Infusion)
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Red
 
   
Itraconazole
(Capsules)
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Green

Restricted prescribing as per Microguide or NICE prescribing guidance

 
   
Posaconazole (IV) (Noxafil)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
 
   
Posaconazole (oral) (Noxafil)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
   
Terbinafine
(Tablets)
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Green

Dermatology use only in secondary care.

 
   
Voriconazole (Vfend)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
 
   
05.02  Expand sub section  Treatment of fungal infections
05.02  Expand sub section  Drugs used in fungal infections
05.02.01  Expand sub section  Triazole antifungals
05.02.02  Expand sub section  Imidazole antifungals to top
05.02.03  Expand sub section  Polyene antifungals
05.02.04  Expand sub section  Echinocandin antifungals
Caspofungin
(for infusion)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
 
   
Micafungin (Mycamine)
(Injection)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

On microbiology advice only

 
   
05.02.05  Expand sub section  Other antifungals
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 Non Formulary Items
Amphotericin  (Abelcet)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Anidulafungin  (Ecalta)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Griseofulvin

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Non Formulary
 
Isavuconazole  (Cresemba)

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Non Formulary
 
Ketoconazole  (Nizoral)

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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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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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