netFormulary NHS
Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary
Maintained by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
 Search
 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory system - Full Chapter
Notes:

Prescribing inhalers

• Prescribe by brand or branded-generic name to ensure patients receive the device they are used to.
• Check licensed indication (differences among brands).
• Be aware of differences in excipients among the different brands.

Chapter Links...
 Details...
03.04.01  Expand sub section  Antihistamines
03.04.01  Expand sub section  Non-sedating antihistamines
03.04.01  Expand sub section  Sedating antihistamines
Chlorphenamine
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Formulary
Green
  • Tablets
  • Syrup

OTC preparation suitable for self-care/purchase if appropriate

 
Link  BSOL: Conditions for which over the counter items (OTC) should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Link  Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
   
Hydroxyzine
View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
Formulary
Green
  • Tablets
  • Syrup 
  •    
    Promethazine
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Formulary
    Green
     
       
    Alimemazine
    (Trimeprazine)
    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Formulary
    Amber
    Second line- in children as per guidance 
       
     ....
     Non Formulary Items
    Clemastine  (Tevegil)

    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Non Formulary
     
    Cyproheptadine  (Periactin)

    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Non Formulary
     
    Ketotifen  (Zaditen®)

    View adult BNF View SPC online View childrens BNF
    Non Formulary
     
      
    Key
    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
    Display tracking information
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    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

    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description

    Green

    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.  

    Amber

    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.   

    Red

    Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only  

    Black

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

    Grey

    Positive NICE TA and /or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy ; Please contact your Medicines Optimisation team for more information.  

    netFormulary