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01.06.02  Expand sub section  Stimulant laxatives
Bisacodyl
(tablet/suppositories)
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Green
 
   
Co-danthramer
(suspension/strong suspension)
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Amber Recommended

Only for constipation in terminal illness

 
   
Co-danthrusate
(capsule)
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Amber Recommended

Only for constipation in terminal illness

 
   
Docusate Sodium
(capsule/liquid)
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Green
 
   
Glycerol
(suppositories)
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Green
 
   
Senna
(tablet/liquid)
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Green
 
   
Sodium Picosulfate
(liquid)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
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Status Description

Green

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.  

Red

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

Red Specialist Centre

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

Blue

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.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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