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Welcome to the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust's Formulary and Prescribing Guidelines

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Priadel Discontinuation

As you may be aware the manufacturers of Priadel (Essential Pharma Ltd) have made the decision to withdraw Priadel from the Market as of 6th April 2021.

The Medicines Advice Team are currently working on guidance to help manage this and will be sending this out as soon as possible.

For the time being please continue to use Priadel as normal for your patients as switching to alternative formulations abruptly and without the proper conversion of dose may risk the patients lithium level being destabilised and inturn this may lead to an increased level of patient experiencing toxicity or relapse of symptoms.

Important differences in the supply of Clenil beclometasone 100microgam inhalers. In order to help maintain supplies, additional batches of this inhaler are being released into the NHS Supply Chain. However there are some key changes to be aware of that are detailed on the suppliers website and include a difference in how the inhaler looks.

Sertraline supply issues - We are aware that some community pharmacies are reporting difficulties obtaining sertraline 50mg and 100mg tablets. It has been confirmed that there is no national shortage of sertraline tablets, therefore switching patients to an alternative treatment is not necessary and is not being advised.

As different pharmacies obtain medication supplies from different wholesalers, we suggest that patients experiencing this problem should try taking their prescription to a different pharmacy. Further details and guidance is available here.

Depakote shortage - alternative options and prescribing guidance.

Guidance for clinicians who are prescribing remotely to outpatients during the coronavirus outbreak.

Clozapine and coronavirus/COVID-19 - information for healthcare professionals

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How to search the formulary:
You can search for individual drugs by typing the drug name into the search box on the home page. Alternatively you can search for individual drugs or sections of the formulary by clicking on the chapter link from the menu at the top. This will take you to chapter headings based on the format of the BNF. Within these chapters there are links to Oxford Health prescribing guidelines, policies, shared care protocols, NICE guidelines, and other useful documents, guidance and medicines information.

Each page of drugs has three columns:
- first column = drug name with links to the BNF, BNFc and SPC.
- second column = Oxford Health formulary status.
- third column = CCG traffic light status with additional notes and links. A key can be found at the bottom of each page.

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