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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Section
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Gastroenterology-related Prescribing Guidance

Please see our Prescribing Guidelines page for all prescribing guidance relating to this chapter.

Gastroenterology-related Shared Care Agreements

Please see our Shared Care Agreements page for all shared care agreements (SCAs) relating to this chapter.

Self-care

Many of the products in this chapter are available for purchase over-the-counter, and patients are encouraged to self-care, with the support of their community pharmacist, in the first instance.

For further information on self-care & the NHS, please refer to

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed-in-primary-care-guidance-for-ccgs/

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
01.01 Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (0,1)
01.01.01 Antacids and simeticone (0,1)
Aluminium and magnesium containing antacids (2,5)
Antacid preparations containing simeticone (1,2)
Simeticine alone (2,1)
01.01.02 Compound alginates and proprietary indigestion preparations (0,0)
Compound alginate preparations (3,6)
01.02 Antispasmodics and other drugs altering gut motility (0,0)
Antimuscarinics (2,2)
Other antispasmodics (3,4)
Motility stimulants (2,0)
01.03 Antisecretory drugs and mucosal protectants (0,0)
Helicobacter pylori infection (0,4)
01.03.01 H2-receptor antagonists (2,8)
01.03.03 Chelates and complexes (2,1)
01.03.04 Prostaglandin analogues (0,1)
01.03.05 Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) (5,7)
01.04 Acute diarrhoea (0,0)
01.04.01 Adsorbents and bulk-forming drugs (0,1)
01.04.02 Antimotility drugs (2,5)
01.04.03 Enkephalinase Inhibitors (0,1)
01.05 Chronic bowel disorders (0,0)
01.05.01 Aminosalicylates (4,3)
01.05.02 Corticosteroids (0,2)
Oral (4,0)
Topical (3,0)
01.05.03 Drugs affecting the immune response (10,0)
01.05.04 Food allergy (0,1)
01.06 Laxatives (0,0)
01.06.01 Bulk-forming laxatives (3,1)
01.06.02 Stimulant laxatives (4,5)
01.06.03 Faecal softeners (1,1)
01.06.04 Osmotic laxatives (5,0)
01.06.05 Bowel cleansing preparations (6,6)
01.06.06 Peripheral opioid-receptor antagonist (1,0)
01.06.07 Other drugs used in constipation (2,1)
01.07 Local preparations for anal and rectal disorders (0,0)
01.07.01 Soothing haemorrhoidal preparations (1,3)
01.07.02 Compound haemorrhoidal preparations with corticosteroids (2,7)
01.07.03 Rectal sclerosants (1,0)
01.07.04 Management of anal fissures (2,1)
01.08 Stoma care (0,0)
01.09 Drugs affecting intestinal secretions (0,0)
01.09.01 Drugs affecting biliary composition and flow (2,3)
01.09.02 Bile acid sequestrants (3,0)
01.09.03 Aprotinin (0,0)
01.09.04 Pancreatin (1,4)
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