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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
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01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacids and simeticone
01.01.01  Expand sub section  Aluminium and magnesium containing antacids
Magnesium Trisilicate Mixture BP
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First Choice
Green
Suspension
High sodium content
Use with caution in renal impairment 
Co-magaldrox
(Suspension)
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Second Choice
Green
When low sodium content is required.
Mucogel is most cost effective brand

Use with caution in renal impairment  
   
Antacid and Oxetacaine
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
Suspension
Specialist use only 
   
01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacid preparations containing simeticone
01.01.01  Expand sub section  Antacid preparations containing dimeticone or local anaesthetics
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Aluminimum Hydroxide

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Non Formulary
Black
 
Aluminium Only Preparations  (Alu-Cap)

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Non Formulary
 
Magnesium Carbonate

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Non Formulary
 
  
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High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
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Homecare
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CCG

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Medicines which are suitable for initiation and maintenance prescribing by primary and secondary care clinicians. These medicines should be initiated and prescribed within their licensed indications.  

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Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing when appropriate, or initiation and maintenance of prescribing in Primary Care following recommendation from a Specialist.

Some amber medicines require agreement with the local (internal) medicines committee prior to initiation; others may require a framework to support safe transfer and maintenance of care such as a RICaD or ESCA. The Formulary will be annotated to reflect these requirements.   

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Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only  

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Non-formulary medicines- medicines not recommended for routine primary care prescribing.  

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