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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
04.07.03  Expand sub section  Neuropathic pain
Amitriptyline Tablets
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Green
 
 
Controlled Drug Gabapentin Capsules
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Formulary
Green

For Step 2 use in neuropathic pain. 

 
 
Controlled Drug Ketamine (Oral Solution)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber with Shared Care

Palliative Care Use ONLY

 
Link  Ketamine Shared Care
 
Controlled Drug Pregabalin Capsules
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Formulary
Green

For Step 2 use in neuropathic pain
 

 
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04.07.03  Expand sub section  Trigeminal neuralgia
Carbamazepine Tablets
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Green

Trigeminal neuralgia only

 
 
04.07.03  Expand sub section  Chronic facial pain
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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 children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
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

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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