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 Formulary Chapter 18: Emergency Treatment of Poisoning - Full Chapter
18  Expand sub section  Poisoning
18  Expand sub section  Body Temperature
18  Expand sub section  Nerve agents
18  Expand sub section  Pesticides
18  Expand sub section  Snake bites and animal stings to top
18  Expand sub section  Convulsion
18  Expand sub section  Removal and Elimination
18  Expand sub section  Removal from the Gastro-intestinal tract
18  Expand sub section  Prevention of absorption
18  Expand sub section  Active elimination techniques to top
18  Expand sub section  Specific Drugs
18  Expand sub section  Alcohol
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (non-opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Analgesics (opioid)
18  Expand sub section  Antidepressants to top
18  Expand sub section  Antimalarials
18  Expand sub section  Beta Blockers
18  Expand sub section  Calcium-channel blockers
18  Expand sub section  Hypnotics and anxiolytics
18  Expand sub section  Iron Salts to top
18  Expand sub section  Lithium
18  Expand sub section  Phenothiazines and related drugs
18  Expand sub section  Stimulants
18  Expand sub section  Theophylline
18  Expand sub section  Other poisons to top
18  Expand sub section  Cyanides
18  Expand sub section  Ethylene glycol and methanol
18  Expand sub section  Heavy Metals
18  Expand sub section  Noxious gases
18  Expand sub section  CS Spray to top
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 Non Formulary Items
Acetylcysteine (Parvolex)
(Paracetamol overdose)

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Activated charcoal 
(antidote)

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Antivenoms for non-indigenous venomous animals


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Atropine 
(Antidote)

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Benzatropine 
(antidote)

Non Formulary
 
Botulism antitoxin (antidote)

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Calcium chloride 
(antidote)

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Calcium folinate 
(Poisoning)

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Calcium gluconate  
(Poisoning)

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Calcium gluconate gel

(antidote)

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Cyproheptadine (Periactin®)

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Dantrolene 
(Poisoning)

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Non Formulary
 
Desferrioxamine 
(Poisoning)

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Diazepam 
(antidote)

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Dicobalt edetate 
(cyanide poisoning)

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Digoxin specific antibody fragments
(Digifab®)
(antidote)

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Dimercaprol 
(antidote)

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DISCONTINUED

 
DMPS (unithiol) 
(antidote)

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DMSA (succimer) 
(antidote)

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Ethanol (alcohol) injection

(antidote)

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Non Formulary
 
European Viper Venom Antivenom

(antiserum / antidote)

Non Formulary
 
Flumazenil 
(antidote)

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Fomepizole 

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High Cost Medicine
 
Glucagon (GlucaGen® Hypokit)
(Poisoning)

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Glucarpidase (Carboxypeptidase)
(Poisoning)

Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
Glyceryl Trinitrate


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Hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit®)
(antidote)

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Lorazepam 
(antidote)

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Macrogol '3350' (Klean-Prep®)
(Poisoning)

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Mesna 
(antidote)

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Methionine 
(paracetamol overdose)

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Methylthioninium chloride
(Proveblue®)
(methylene blue antidote)

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Naloxone 
(antidote)

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Octreotide 
(antidote)

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Penicillamine (Distamine)
(antidote)

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Phentolamine 
(antidote)

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Phytomenadione (Vitamin K1)
(antidote)

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Potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate
(Berlin / Prussian Blue)
(antidote)

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Pralidoxime chloride


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Pralidoxime chloride
(Protopam®)
(antidote)

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Procyclidine 
(Poisoning)

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Protamine Sulphate 
(Heparin overdose / reversal)

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Pyridoxine  
(antidote)

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Sodium bicarbonate 
(Poisoning)

Non Formulary
 
Sodium calcium edetate

(antidote)

Non Formulary
 
Sodium nitrite 
(antidote)

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Sodium thiosulphate

(antidote)

Non Formulary
 
  
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note Notes
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
Blueteq
High Cost Drug Approval System

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Status Description

Red

Medicines that can only be prescribed within Secondary Care. Examples of medicines which fall into this category are: Certain new medicines and new indications for older medicines where there is at present no experience of use in Primary Care. Medicines or dressings not available or prescribable in Primary Care. Where a medicine has been classified as Amber E, but an approved shared-care guideline is not yet available   

Amber

Medicines which can be prescribed within Secondary Care, but are only suitable for prescribing in Primary Care after specialist referral. There is no need for approved shared care guidelines for medicines in this category. This replaces Amber 2 on the North Staffs Formulary.   

Amber E

Medicines which can be prescribed within Secondary Care, but are only considered suitable for prescribing in Primary Care under an approved shared-care agreement (ESCA) or Rationale for Initiation, Continuation and Discontinuation (RICaD). This replaces Amber 1 on the North Staffs Formulary  

Green

Medicines which can be prescribed in either Primary or Secondary Care.  

Grey

These medicines have been reviewed by the New Medicines Committee and the Area Prescribing Committee and found not to be suitable for inclusion in the Joint Formulary. Inadequate or weak evidence for efficacy No clearly defined local need Lack of long term safety data No perceived benefit over established formulary alternatives Prescribers can consider these medicines where formulary alternatives are unsuitable, ineffective or not tolerated.  

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