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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.01.03  Expand sub section  Drugs used in hypoplastic, haemolytic, and renal anaemias
09.01.03  Expand sub section  Erythropoietin
Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp®)
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High Cost Medicine
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Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

Restriction: In accordance with NHS England prescribing policy

MHRA/CHM advice: Recombinant human erythropoietins: very rare risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (updated January 2018)

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007) Erythropoietins—haemoglobin concentration

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007 and July 2008) Erythropoietins—tumour progression and survival in patients with cancer

 
Link  NICE TA323: Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
Epoetin Alfa  (Eprex®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

Restriction: In accordance with NHS England prescribing policy

MHRA/CHM advice: Recombinant human erythropoietins: very rare risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (updated January 2018)

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007) Erythropoietins—haemoglobin concentration

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007 and July 2008) Erythropoietins—tumour progression and survival in patients with cancer

 

 
Link  Can epoetin be used in Jehovah’s Witness patients in accordance with their beliefs?
Link  NICE TA323 Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
Epoetin Beta (NeoRecormon®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

Restriction: In accordance with NHS England prescribing policy

MHRA/CHM advice: Recombinant human erythropoietins: very rare risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (updated January 2018)

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007) Erythropoietins—haemoglobin concentration

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007 and July 2008) Erythropoietins—tumour progression and survival in patients with cancer

 

 
Link  Can epoetin be used in Jehovah’s Witness patients in accordance with their beliefs?
Link  NICE TA323 Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
Epoetin Zeta (Retacrit®)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Restriction: In line with NICE Guidance only

Restriction: In accordance with NHS England prescribing policy

MHRA/CHM advice: Recombinant human erythropoietins: very rare risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (updated January 2018)

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007) Erythropoietins—haemoglobin concentration

MHRA/CHM advice (December 2007 and July 2008) Erythropoietins—tumour progression and survival in patients with cancer

 

 
Link  Can epoetin be used in Jehovah’s Witness patients in accordance with their beliefs?
Link  NICE TA323 Erythropoiesis‑stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating anaemia in people with cancer having chemotherapy
   
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First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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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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