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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
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Unless explicitly stated, any brand names included in brackets next to a drug's generic name are there solely to aid searching and identification, and should not be considered to limit use to that specific brand. 
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01.06.02  Expand sub section  Stimulant laxatives
Senna
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First Choice
Green
  • Senna Syrup
  • Senna Tablets

    Within ANHSFT - 150mL TTO Pack reserved for ward 17 use only
     
  • Bisacodyl
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    Formulary
    Green
  • Bisacodyl E/C Tablets
  • Bisacodyl Suppositories 
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    Docusate Sodium
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    Formulary
    Green
  • Docusate Sodium Capsules
  • Docusate Sodium SF Solution
  • Docusate Sodium Micro Enema 
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    Glycerol
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    Formulary
    Green
  • Glycerol 1g Suppositories (infant)
  • Glycerol 2g Suppositories (child)
  • Glycerol 4g Suppositories (adult)
     
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    Sodium Picosulfate
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    Formulary
    Green
  • Sodium Picosulfate Elixir 
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    Co-Danthramer
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Green
  • Co-Danthramer Strong Capsules (dantron/poloxamer)
  • Co-Danthramer Suspension (dantron/poloxamer)
  • Co-Danthramer Strong Suspension (dantron/poloxamer)

    The indications for dantron are limited by its potential carcinogenicity (based on rodent carcinogenicity studies) and evidence of genotoxicity.

    It should only be used for constipation in terminally ill patients of all ages.

    Primary care cost warning: Expensive product 
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    Co-Danthrusate
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    Restricted Drug Restricted
    Green
  • Co-Danthrusate (dantron/docusate sodium)

    The indications for dantron are limited by its potential carcinogenicity (based on rodent carcinogenicity studies) and evidence of genotoxicity.

    It should only be used for constipation in terminally ill patients of all ages.
     
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    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
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    Link to adult BNF
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    Link to children's BNF
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    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

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    Status Description

    Green

    Green - Drugs suitable for generalised use in accordance with position summary. Inform primary care of need to prescribe using a TTO chart if in patient or Treatment Advice Note (TAN) if Outpatient.   

    Amber

    Amber - these drugs require specialist initiation or recommendation  

    Amber SCG

    Amber Share Care - Drugs suitable for generalist use, in accordance with position summary, normally following specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

    Red

    Red - Drugs for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

    Red ULM

    Red ULM - Unlicensed medicines for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

    Grey

    Grey drugs - No formal commissioning position. Check appropriate CCG /NHSE commissioning list or contact CCG/NHSE Medicines Management team for advice. Fill in individual funding request for appropriate CCG/NHSE. This will need to be signed by the Chief Pharmacist and a copy of the relevant DTC submission attached.   

    Black

    Black - Drugs not routinely commissioned so should not usually be prescribed  

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