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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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05.03.03  Expand sub section  Viral hepatitis
Interferon alfa
(injection)
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High Cost Medicine
 
   
Peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys®)
(injection)
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Link  NICE TA106: Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of mild chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA200: Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA300: Interferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA75: Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA96: Adefovir dipivoxil and peginterferon alfa-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
Peginterferon Alfa-2b (ViraferonPeg®)
(injection)
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Link  NICE TA200: Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA300: Interferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA75: Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
   
05.03.03.01  Expand sub section  Chronic hepatitis B
Adefovir Dipivoxil
(tablet)
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Link  NICE TA96: Adefovir dipivoxil and peginterferon alfa-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
Entecavir
(tablet/liquid)
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Link  NICE TA153: Entecavir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
05.03.03.02  Expand sub section  Chronic hepatitis C
Daclatasvir Black Triangle
(tablet)
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Link  NICE TA364: Daclatasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
DasabuvirBlack Triangle
(tablet)
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Red
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Link  NICE TA365: Ombitasvir–paritaprevir–ritonavir with or without dasabuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Elbasvir with grazoprevirBlack Triangle (Zepatier®)
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Red
 
Link  NICE TA413: Elbasvir–grazoprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Glecaprevir with pibrentasvirBlack Triangle (Maviret®)
(capsule)
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Red
 
Link  NICE TA499: Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Ledipasvir with sofosbuvirBlack Triangle (Harvoni®)
(tablet)
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Link  NICE TA363: Ledipasvir–sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Ombitasvir/ paritaprevir/ ritonavirBlack Triangle (Viekirax®)
(tablet)
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Link  NICE TA365: Ombitasvir–paritaprevir–ritonavir with or without dasabuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Ribavirin
(tablet/capsule)
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Link  NICE TA106: Hepatitis C - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Link  NICE TA200: Hepatitis C - peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Link  NICE TA300: Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA75: Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
   
SimeprevirBlack Triangle
(capsule)
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Link  NICE TA331: Simeprevir with peginterferon alfa & ribavirin for hepatitis C
   
SofosbuvirBlack Triangle
(tablet)
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Link  NICE TA330: Sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Sofosbuvir with velpatasvirBlack Triangle (Epclusa®)
(tablet)
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Red
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Link  NICE TA430 : Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevirBlack Triangle (Vosevi)
(tablets)
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Red
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Link  NICE TA 507: Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Boceprevir
(capsule)

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Withdrawn from marketing in the UK

Link  NICE TA253: Boceprevir for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C
 
Telaprevir
(tablet)

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High Cost Medicine

Withdrawn from marketing in the UK

Link  NICE TA252: Telaprevir for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C
 
  
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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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