Preferred brands

Using approved (generic) names is generally encouraged for prescribing in both primary and secondary care, this aims to improve cost-effectiveness.

However, to help with cost pressures across the NHS and specifically for primary care prescribing some locally agreed preferred brands are specified in the formulary.

Click here for a list of some of the Medicines Optimisation Teams preferred brands

The following is a list of the current formulary preferred brands. It is not a complete list of drugs. Please follow the appropriate links to find the full information.

Chapter 1 Gastrointestinal

Octasa®
Pentasa®
Cholurso®
CosmoCol®, Laxido®

Chapter 2 Cardiovascular

Chemydur® XL
Adizem-XL®, Slozem®, Tildiem® 60mg, Tildiem® LA
Half Securon® SR/ Securon® SR, Univer®

Chapter 3 Respiratory

Saline Steripoule®
Braltus®
Clenil® modulate, Qvar®, Qvar Autohaler®, Qvar Easi-breathe®
Oxis Turbohaler®
Emerade®, Epipen®

Chapter 4 Central Nervous System

Alzain®
Circadin® MR
Zaluron® XL
Depixol®
Modecate®
Haldol®
Priadel®
Xenidate® XL, Concerta® XL, Equasym® XL, Medikinet® XL
Zomorph®
Butec®
Matrifen®, Mezolar®
Shortec®
Longtec®
Madopar®
Sinemet®
Ipinnia® XL
Pipexus® MR
Luventa® XL

Chapter 6 Endocrine

Sukkarto®

Chapter 7 Genito-urinary system

Neditol® XL

Chapter 9 Blood and nutrition

Accrete-D3®, TheiCal-D3®, Calfovit D3®

Chapter 11 Eye

Sno Tears®, Liquifilm Tears®
Viscotears®, Viscotears®
VitA-POS®, Lacri-lube®
Celluvisc®, Evolve® Carmellose
Evolve® Hypromellose
Clinitas® single use, Evolve® HA

Chapter 12 ENT

Avamys®
Bactroban® nasal ointment

Chapter 13 Skin

Rozex®
Dovonex®
Dithrocream®, Micanol®
Clinipod®

 

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