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 Formulary Chapter 7: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders - Full Chapter
07.03.02.02  Expand sub section  Parenteral progestogen-only contraceptives
Etonogestrel 68 mg implant (Nexplanon )
(Contraception - Implant)
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First Choice
Green
 
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera)
(Intramuscular injection)
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First Choice
Green
 
Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Sayana Press)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

 

  • NWAFT and Primary Care: Restricted to women who find Depo-Provera unacceptable or where contra-indicated due to increased risk of bleeding and hematoma, i.e. bleeding disorders, anticoagulation.
  • Subcutaneous injection.
  • Non-formulary at all other Trusts.

 

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Norethisterone enantate  (Noristerat)

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Non Formulary
Grey

Licensed only for short term use

 
  
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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
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CCG

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Status Description

OTC

Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care   

Green

Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.   

Advice

Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.  

Amber No SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.  

Amber SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.  

Red Hospital

Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.  

Switch

Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.   

Black

Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.  

Grey

Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.   

Non Formulary

Non-Formulary (category under review).  

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