netFormulary NHS
NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Section

ENT related prescribing guidance

Please see our Prescribing Guidelines page for a full list of guidance available.

ENT Shared Care Agreements

There are no shared care agreements available for ENT.


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

Numbers in brackets indicate counts of (Formulary items, Non Formulary items)
12.01 Drugs acting on the ear (0,0)
12.01.01 Otitis externa (0,1)
Astringent preparations (1,1)
Anti-inflammatory preparations (8,2)
Anti-infective preparations (5,2)
Other aural preparations (0,0)
12.01.02 Otitis media (0,0)
12.01.03 Removal of ear wax (2,6)
12.02 Drugs acting on the nose (0,0)
12.02.01 Drugs used in nasal allergy (0,0)
Antihistamines (1,0)
Corticosteroids (7,3)
12.02.02 Topical nasal decongestants (0,0)
Sympathomimetics (2,0)
Antimuscarinic (1,0)
12.02.03 Nasal preparations for infection (1,0)
Nasal Staphylococci (3,0)
12.03 Drugs acting on the oropharynx (0,0)
12.03.01 Drugs for oral ulceration and inflammation (8,13)
12.03.02 Oropharyngeal anti-infective drugs (0,0)
Oropharyngeal Fungal infections (2,2)
Oropharyngeal Viral infections (0,0)
12.03.03 Lozenges and sprays (0,0)
12.03.04 Mouthwashes, gargles, and dentifrices (3,3)
12.03.05 Treatment of dry mouth (0,0)
Local Treatment (5,5)
Systemic treatment (1,0)