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See corresponding section of BNF for additional information. Futher advice can be sought via TOXBASE (password required) or by contacting the UK National Poisons Information Service on 0344 892 0111

Acetylcysteine (Parvolex)
(injection)
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Activated charcoal
(liquid)
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Calcium gluconate 2.5% gel/10% injection
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Desferrioxamine mesilate
(injection)
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Digoxin specific antibody fragments (Digifab®)
(Injection)
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Dimercaprol
(injection)
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Ethanol (alcohol) injection
(4g in 5ml injection)
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Fomepizole
(5mg injection)
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Hydroxocobalamin
(Injection)
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Hydroxocobalamin (Cyanokit®)
(Injection)
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Methionine
(250mg tablet)
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Methylthioninium chloride (Proveblue®)
(methylene blue antidote)
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Naloxone
(Injection)
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Pralidoxime chloride (Protopam®)
(Injection)
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Snakebite Antivenom Serum (Adder)
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Red
 
   
Sodium calcium edetate
(Injection)
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Sodium nitrite
(Injection)
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Sodium thiosulphate
(Injection)
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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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