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04.07.01  Expand sub section  Non-opioid analgesics and compound analgesic preparations
Aspirin Tablets (Dispersible 300mg)
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  • Available over the counter for some conditions.

  • Consider self care.

 
 
Nefopam Hydrochloride
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Tablets and injection

 
 
Paracetamol
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  • Availble over the counter.

  • Consider self care.

 
 
04.07.01  Expand sub section  Compound analgesic preparations
 note  Paracetamol and codeine should be prescribed separately if possible.
Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol 30/500)
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Paracetamol and codeine (Co-codamol 8/500)
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Paracetamol and dihydrocodeine (Co-dydramol)
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Link  MHRA Drug Safety Update (Jan 18): Co-dydramol: prescribe and dispense by strength to minimise risk of medication error
 
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Co-proxamol (paracetamol 325mg, dextropropoxyphene 32.5mg)

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In line with NHSE guidance the use of co-proxamol (paracetamol 325mg, dextropropoxyphene 32.5mg) tablets is not supported.



Patients currently prescribed Co-proxamol should be reviewed and assessed for suitability for switching to alternative analgesics.


 

Link  NHSE/I: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs
  
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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber

Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

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