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04.10.03  Expand sub section  Opioid dependence
04.10.03  Expand sub section  Opioid substitution therapy
Controlled Drug Buprenorphine
(sublingual tablet)
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Amber Initiation

Not initiated in UHS

 
Link  NICE TA114: Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence
   
Controlled Drug Buprenorphine (Espranor)
(oral lyophilisate tablets)
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Amber Initiation

Not initiated in UHS

Red Triangle Espranor is not interchangeable with other buprenorphine products.

 
Link  NICE TA114: Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence
   
Controlled Drug Buprenorphine and Naloxone (Suboxone)
(sublingual tablet)
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Amber Recommended

Not initiated in UHS

 
   
Controlled Drug Methadone 1mg/ml
(oral solution)
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Amber Recommended

For management of opioid dependence only.

 
Link  NICE TA114: Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence
   
04.10.03  Expand sub section  Adjunctive therapy and symptomatic treatment
04.10.03  Expand sub section  Opioid-receptor antagonists
Naltrexone (Nalorex)
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended
 
Link  NICE TA115: Naltrexone for the management of opioid dependence
   
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Buprenorphine  (Espranor)
(Oral lyophilisate)

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Black

Not initiated in UHS

Not evaluated by DPC

NOT EQUIVALENT TO OHER BUPRENORPHINE FORMULATIONS

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Lofexidine  (BritLofex)

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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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