North Staffordshire Joint Formulary
North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

4 Central nervous system
04-09-01 Dopamine receptor agonists


APO-go PEN 30mg/3ml Solution for Injection
APO-go 50mg/5ml Solution for Injection Amps
APO-go PFS 50mg/10ml Solution for Infusion pre-filled syringes

Link to ESCA

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Pramipexole Prescribe MR prep by brand

Pramipexole 0.088 mg tablets
Pramipexole 0.18 mg tablets
Pramipexole 0.35 mg tablets
Pramipexole 0.70 mg tablets

Pipexus 0.26 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 0.52 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 1.05 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 1.57 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 2.10 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 2.62 mg prolonged-release tablets
Pipexus 3.15 mg prolonged-release tablets

Restriction: Initiation by specialist

Pipexus© is the preferred cost-effective MR Brand (Applicable in primary care). 

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Restriction: Initiation and stabilisation by specialist

Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 250mcg 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 500mcg
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 1mg 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 2mg
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 5mg

Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 2mg M/R 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 3mg M/R 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 4mg M/R 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 6mg M/R 
Ropinirole Hydrochloride Tab 8mg M/R  

Ipinnia XL or Repinex XL are the preferred cost-effective MR brands (Applicable in primary care).


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Rotigotine Neupro®

Neupro Patch 1mg/24hours
Neupro Patch 2mg/24hours
Neupro Patch 3mg/24hours
Neupro Patch 4mg/24hours
Neupro Patch 6mg/24hours
Neupro Patch 8mg/24hours

Restriction: Patients that are NBM or have swallowing difficulties.

Prescribing should be reviewed on discharge from secondary care

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