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 Formulary Chapter 7: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders - Full Chapter
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Prescribing Guidance

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

Shared Care Agreements

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

 

 

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07.01.03  Expand sub section  Myometrial relaxants
Atosiban 
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Formulary
Red
  • Injection 7.5mg/mL (6.75mg/0.9mL vial)
  • Concentrate for IV infusion 7.5mg/mL (37.5mg/5mL vial)
 
   
Nifedipine 
(Oral)
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Formulary
Red
  • GWH only - For the initial management of preterm labour (off-label indication)
  • Non formulary at RUH and SFT
  • For use in hypertension or angina and note on supply problems see section 2.6.2  
 
   
Terbutaline 
(obstetrics)
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Formulary
Red
  • Injection 500 micrograms/ml
 
Link  MHRA DSU Dec 2014: Short-acting 2 agonists: restricted use for tocolysis in premature labour
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Ritodrine (Yutopar)

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Non Formulary
 
Salbutamol 
(obstetrics)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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

Red

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

Amber

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

Amber 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.  

Green

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

Self

Suitable for patient to be directed to buy themselves  

Grey

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

Black

Not currently used. We intend to include this TLS in future to highlight where a decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.  

Red 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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