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View the UHS antimicrobial guideline here

View the South Central Antimicrobial Network guidelines for antibiotic prescribing in the community here

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Abacavir
(tablet)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Abacavir/lamivudine (Kivexa)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudine (Tizivir)
(tablet)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Bictegravir / emtricitabine / tenofovir-alafenamide (Biktarvy )
(tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Specialist only, in line with NHSE Clinical Commissioning Policy 170131P

 
   
Darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate  (Symtuza)
(tablets)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Restricted Item Specialist only, in line with NHSE Clinical Commissioning Policy F03/P/b

 
   
Didanosine
(tablet/enteric coated capsule)
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Red
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Efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate  (Atripla)
(tablet)
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Red
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Elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Stribild)
(tablets)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Restricted Item Specialist only, in line with NHSE Clinical Commissioning Policy F03/P/b

 
   
Emtricitabine
(capsule)
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Red
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Emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Eviplera)
(tablets)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Restricted Item Specialist use only. Refer to NHS England Drugs List 

 
   
Emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (Descovy)
(tablets)
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Red
NHS England

Restricted Item Specialist only, in line with NHSE Clinical Commissioning Policy 16043/P

 
   
Emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
(tablets)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Restricted Item When Zidovudine/lamivudine is unsuitable

 
   
Lamivudine
(tablet/liquid)
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Red
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Lamivudine/abacavir/dolutegravir (Triumeq)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Stavudine
(capsule)
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Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
(tablets)
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Red
High Cost Medicine
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Link  NICE TA173: Hepatitis B (chronic) - tenofovir disoproxil
   
Zidovudine
(capsule/liquid/injection)
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Red
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Zidovudine/lamivudine
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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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