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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
09.06.02  Expand sub section  Vitamin B group
09.06.02  Expand sub section  Oral vitamin B complex preparations
Vitamin B compound 
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Vitamin B compound (nicotinamide 15mg/riboflavin 1mg/thiamine hydrochloride 1mg) tablets

HCD - Designated less suitable for prescribing in BNF and high cost. If indicated, consider Vitamin B Compound Strong tablets instead.(Applicable in Primary care only)

 
Link  NICE CG100: Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications
   
Vitamin B compound strong

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Vitamin B compound strong (nicotinamide 20mg/pyridoxine hydrochloride 2mg/riboflavin 2mg/thiamine hydrochloride 5mg) tablets

 

NICE no longer recommends vitamin B Co (strong) for patients with alcohol use disorders (NICE CG100). Clinicians should review use accordingly.

 
Link  NICE CG100: Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications
   
09.06.02  Expand sub section  Other compounds
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Restricted Drug
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
CCG
CCG
Blueteq
High Cost Drug Approval System

Traffic Light Status Information

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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