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 Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases - Full Chapter
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Rubefacients, topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, and poultices
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants
Algesal
(Topical gel)
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Green

Cream containing diethylamine salicylate 10%

Should not be prescribed for self-limiting injuries. Patient to be advised to purchase over the counter.

 
   
Ibuprofen gel
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Ibuprofen gel containing 5%

Should not be prescribed for self-limiting injuries. Patient to be advised to purchase over the counter.

 
   
Transvasin
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Green

Cream

Should not be prescribed for self-limiting injuries. Patient to be advised to purchase over the counter.

 
   
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Capsaicin
10.03.02  Expand sub section  Poultices
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 Non Formulary Items
Diclofenac

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Felbinac  (Traxam)

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Ketoprofen 2.5%  (Oruvail , Powergel)

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Non Formulary
Link  MHRA safety information on photosensivity reactions
 
Movelat  (Topical gel / cream)

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Piroxicam  (Feldene)

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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
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

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Status Description

Green

Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

Amber 1

Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

Amber 2

Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

Amber 3

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

Red

Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

Red Red

These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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