MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

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


Drug Safety Update

April 2021: Polyethylene glycol (PEG) laxatives and starch based thickeners: potential interactive effect when mixed, leading to an increased risk of aspiration

August 2020: Stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna and sennosides, sodium picosulfate) available over-the-counter: new measures to support safe use