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 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
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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.

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/medicines/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed/

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12.03.05  Expand sub section  Treatment of dry mouth
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  • All of the available artificial saliva preparations may be purchased from a pharmacy and most of the products cost the same or less than a prescription charge. The majority of artificial saliva products can be prescribed on a dental NHS prescription.

12.03.05  Expand sub section  Local Treatment
Biotene Oralbalance
(oral gel)
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  • Saliva replacement oral gel
  • 50g
  • ACBS
 
 
Glandosane (spray)
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  • ACBS
  • 50ml spray
  • Lemon, Peppermint or natural
 
 
Oralieve (spray)
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  • Xylitol/peroxidase and oxidase enzymes
  • 50ml
 
 
Saliveze (spray)
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  • 50ml
  • ACBS
 
 
Salivix (pastilles)
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  • sugar-free
  • reddish-amber, acacia, malic acid and other ingredients
  • ACBS
 
 
12.03.05  Expand sub section  Systemic treatment
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 Non Formulary Items
AS saliva Orthana

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BioXtra

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Salinum

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SST

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Xerotin(r)
(Xerotin®)

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Key
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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 SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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
Blueteq
High Cost Drug Approval System

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Traffic LightRed

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment.  

Traffic LightAmber

Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation or recommendation.  

Traffic LightAmber with Shared Care

Shared Care - these medicines require 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.  

Traffic LightGreen

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations.  

Traffic LightSelf

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Traffic LightGrey

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision to use this medicine is under review.   

Traffic LightBlack

(In use from Oct 2020) Used where a decision has been made by the BSW APC not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

Traffic LightRed Specialist Centre

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where this medicine and indication is ONLY available through a Specialist Centre according to a NICE Highly Specialised Technology or NHSE Specialised Commission Circular / Policy.  

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