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 Formulary Chapter 8: Malignant disease and immunosuppression - Full Chapter
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08.02.04  Expand sub section  Other immunomodulating drugs
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Interferon Alfa
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Interferon beta
Interferon Beta
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For use as per specialist commissioning criteria

 

Restricted Item Not for use in Covid-19 treatment outside of clinical trials. Seek further advice from infection control specialist/pharmacy team.

 
Link  NHS England/UK Chief Medical Officers’ joint letter: Novel coronavirus: clinical trials April 2020
Link  NICE TA32: Beta interferon and glatiramer acetate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis
Link  NICE TA527: Beta interferons and glatiramer acetate for treating multiple sclerosis
   
Peginterferon Beta-1a (Plegridy®)
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Link  NICE TA624: Peginterferon beta-1a for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis
   
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Aldesleukin
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Lenalidomide, pomalidomide, and thalidomide to top
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Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

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Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

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Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

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Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

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Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

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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.  

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Not recommended for use.  

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