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04.09.03  Expand sub section  Drugs used in essential tremor, chorea, tics, and related disorders
Haloperidol
(tablet/liquid/injection)
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Green
 
   
Piracetam (Nootropil®)
(tablet)
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Amber Initiation

Restricted Item Specialist initiation only

For the treatment of severe myoclonic epilepsy

 
   
Tetrabenazine
(tablet)
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Green
 
   
Riluzole (Rilutek®)
(tablet/liquid)
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Amber Recommended
High Cost Medicine
 
Link  NICE TA20: Motor neurone disease - riluzole
   
04.09.03  Expand sub section  Torsion dystonias and other involuntary movements
Botulinum Toxin Type A
(injection)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Specify brand and indication

Restricted Item Restricted use - discuss with directorate pharmacist

 
Link  DPC Agreed Indications Botulinum Toxin (September 2013)
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Botulinum toxin type B  (NeuroBloc®)

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Restricted Item May be used in exceptional circumstances if botulinum toxin type A not suitable. Discuss with directorate pharmacist.

Link  DPC Agreed Indications Botulinum Toxin (September 2013)
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine

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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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