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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous 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. 

For guidance on prescribing psychotropic drugs, refer to the Bradford District Care Trust Psychotropic Drug Formulary
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04.06  Expand sub section  Postoperative nausea and vomiting
04.06  Expand sub section  Motion sickness
04.06  Expand sub section  Other vestibular disorders to top
04.06  Expand sub section  Cytotoxic chemotherapy
04.06  Expand sub section  Palliative care
04.06  Expand sub section  Migraine
04.06  Expand sub section  Antihistamines
04.06  Expand sub section  Phenothiazines and related drugs to top
04.06  Expand sub section  Domperidone and metoclopramide
04.06  Expand sub section  5HT3 antagonists
04.06  Expand sub section  Neurokinin receptor antagonist
Dexamethasone
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Restricted Drug Restricted Green Traffic LightDexamethasone tablets
Green Traffic Light Dexamethasone soluble tablets
Red Traffic LightDexamethasone (as sodium phosphate)injection
Note: the dose is expressed in mg of dexamethasone base.

Restricted to use by Consultant Haematologist and Oncologists for prevention of nausea and vomiting induced by highly emetogenic chemotherapy 
Link  NICE TA505: Ixazomib with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (February 2018)
   
Levomepromazine (Nozinan)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Levomepromazine Tablets
  • Levomepromazine Injection

Restricted for palliative care or Psychiatry Consultant recommendation only.

 
   
Aprepitant (EMEND)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
  • Aprepitant Capsules

For use during cisplatin-based chemotherapy

 
   
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04.06  Expand sub section  Hyoscine to top
04.06  Expand sub section  Other drugs for Mnire's disease
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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
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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

Traffic Light Status Information

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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