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 Formulary Chapter 1: Gastro-intestinal system - Full Chapter
01.05  Expand sub section  Chronic bowel disorders
01.05  Expand sub section  Antibiotic-associated colitis
Amber Recommended

Restricted Item For use on prescription under microbiology recommendation only

01.05.01  Expand sub section  Aminosalicylates
01.05.02  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids
01.05.03  Expand sub section  Drugs affecting the immune response to top
01.05.03  Expand sub section  Cytokine inhibitors : Treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
01.05.04  Expand sub section  Food allergy
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Status Description


Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  


Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  


For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  


Not recommended for use.