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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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07.04.01  Expand sub section  Drugs for urinary retention
07.04.01  Expand sub section  Alpha-blockers
Alfuzosin
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  • Tablets 2.5mg
  • Modified-release tablets 10mg
 
 
Doxazosin
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  • Tablets 1mg, 2mg, 4mg.
  • Only prescribe generic immediate-release formulations. 
 
 
Finasteride
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  • Tablets 5mg
 
 
Tamsulosin
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  • 400microgram capsules
  • Note: Tablets are non-formulary as prohibitively expensive.
 
 
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 Non Formulary Items
Alfuzosin
(Besavar® XL)

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Non Formulary
 
Alfuzosin
(Vasran® XL)

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Non Formulary
 
Dutasteride and Tamsulosin
(Combodart)

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Non Formulary

COMBODART (Tamsulosin plus Dutasteride) and DUTASTERIDE as a single component medicine are NOT INCLUDED on this formulary. 

 
Indoramin (Doralese)

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Non Formulary

 

 

 
Prazosin

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Non Formulary
 
Tadalafil (Cialis)

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Non Formulary

Prescribe generically

 
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride
(Flomaxtra® XL)

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Non Formulary
 
Terazosin

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Non Formulary
 
Terazosin (Hytrin®)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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

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Status Description

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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.  

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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.  

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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  

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

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(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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