MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Unlicensed medicines

Medicines not classified in the BNF

Unlicensed drugs agreed by the MTW Drugs & Therapeutics Committee for Trust use only

Drug

Indication

Acetylcysteine tablets    

Pulmonary fibrosis, prevention of contrast media induced nephropathy

 

Ajmaline injection

Arrhythmias

 

Albendazole tablets

Anthelmintic

Benzobromarone tablets

Uricosuric for gout

Chlorothiazide liquid 250mg/5ml

Paediatric use

Colecalciferol 300,000 unit/ml IM injection

Patients refractory to high dose oral treatment or with malabsorption syndromes or after colorectal surgery

Chloral Hydrate 500mg suppositories

Paediatric use where the oral route is unavailable

Dehydroepiandrosterone capsules

Addisons disease

Diltiazem 2% cream

Anal fissure maximum 8 weeks treatment only. Needs medical review if problem persists beyond this time. Can be prescribed in the community.

Ecolab 2% chlorhex in 70% IPA

For use in theatres for skin preparation before surgery

Flunarizine tablets

Migraine prophylaxis

Glycopyrrolate tablets

Excess salivation

Iloprost

Raynauds/scleroderma

Iodine 2% liquid

For use in colposcopy

Isoniazid liquid 50mg/5ml

TB

Isoprenaline injection     

Cardiology

Levosimendan

Cardiogenic shock when unable to wean off ventilator. ITU only

Lugols injection (iodine)

Diagnostic

Mepacrine tablets

SLE

Metaraminol injection

Acute hypotension

Metolazone tablets

Heart failure

Mexiletine capsules

Life threatening ventricular arrythmias

Naproxen Liquid 125mg/5ml

NSAID

Niacin SR tablets

Hyperlipidaemia

Estradiol implants 50micrograms

Surgically and naturally occurring menopause to improve cardiovascular profile and osteoporosis prophylaxis

Paraldehyde 50% in olive oil

Anticonvulsant

Patent Blue injection

Diagnostic

Phenylbutazone tablets

NSAID

Podophyllin compound paint

GUM

Praziquantel tablets

Schistosomiasis

Probenecid tablets

Uricosuric agent and renal tubular blocking agent. Used in the treatment of gout and also co-prescribed with cidofovir for CMV retinitis

Protionamide tablets

Resistant TB

Protirelin injection

Diagnostic

Pyrazinamide tablets

TB

Sodium Bicarbonate 4.2% IV

Neonatal resuscitation

Sodium nitroprusside injection

Hypertensive crisis/ heart failure

Sterilised Talc

Pleural effusion

Sucralfate rectal suspension

Proctitis

Tolazoline injection

Pulmonary vasodilator

Triadcortyl PTIC

ENT use