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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
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09.02.02.02  Expand sub section  Plasma and plasma substitutes
Human Albumin Solution
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Red Hospital

  • Managed by blood services

 
   
09.02.02.02  Expand sub section  Plasma substitutes
Gelatin (Gelofusine)
(Infusion)
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Red Hospital

  • CUHFT - 500ml and 1 litre bags available

  • RPH - 4% infusion 500mL, 1 Litre

  • Non - formulary at all other trusts

 
   
Gelatin (Isoplex)
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Red Hospital

  • NWAFT only - 1st choice

 
   
Gelatin (Volplex)
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Red Hospital

  • NWAFT - Restricted to critical care only

  • Non - formulary at all other trusts

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Dextran 70  (RescueFlow)

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Gelatin  (Geloplasma)

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Non Formulary
Grey
Intravenous infusion, succinylated gelatin (modified fluid gelatin, average molecular weight 26 500) 40 g, Na+ 151 mmol, K+ 4 mmol, Mg2+ 1 mmol, Cl- 103 mmol, Ca2+ 1 mmol, acetate 24 mmol/litre.
 
Plasma-lyte 148

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Tetrastarch  (Volulyte)

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Non Formulary
Grey
  • Product withdrawn June 2013 following MHRA recall and marketing authorisation suspension
  • See information below
  • Link  MHRA: Hydroxyethyl starch intravenous infusions: Advice for healthcare professionals (Dec 2014)
    Link  FICM/RCoA/ICS/CEM position statement. regarding suspension of HES licenses
    Link  MHRA: Drug alert and recall
    Link  MHRA: Hydroxyethyl starch intravenous infusion - suspension of licences (June 2013)
    Link  SPC
     
    Tetrastarch  (Voluven)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
  • Product withdrawn June 2013 following MHRA recall and marketing authorisation suspension
  • see additional information under volulyte entry
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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
    Display tracking information
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    Link to adult BNF
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    Link to children's BNF
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    Link to SPCs
    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

    Traffic Light Status Information

    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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