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®, Asacol® MR
Mezavant® XL, Pentasa®, Salofalk®
Clipper® MR
Budenofalk®, Entocort® CR
Cholurso®
CosmoCol®, Laxido®, Movicol®-Half, Movicol® paediatric

Chapter 2 Cardiovascular

Chemydur® XL , Monomil® XL
Adizem-XL®, Adizem-SR®, Tildiem® 60mg
Half Securon® SR / Securon® SR

Chapter 3 Respiratory

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

Chapter 4 Central Nervous System

Alzain®
Circadin® MR 2mg
Zaluron® XL
Depixol®
Modecate®
Haldol®
Priadel®
Depakote®
Vensir® XL, Venlablue® XL
Concerta® XL, Equasym® XL, Medikinet® XL, Xenidate® XL
Zomorph®
Butec®
Matrifen®
Shortec®
Longtec®
Madopar® CR
Sinemet®, Half Sinemet® CR, Sinemet® CR
Sastravi®
Ipinnia® XL
Luventa® XL
Alzest®
Pipexus®

Chapter 6 Endocrine

Sukkarto®

Chapter 7 Genito-urinary system

Neditol® XL

Chapter 9 Nutrition and blood

Renagel®

Chapter 10 Musculoskeletal

Metoject®

Chapter 11 Eye

Sno Tears®, Liquifilm Tears®
Viscotears® gel, Viscotears®
VitA-POS®, Lacri-lube®
Celluvisc®, Evolve®
Evolve®
Hyabak®, Hylo-Forte®, Clinitas® single use
Systane®

Chapter 12 ENT

Ear Calm®
Avamys®
Flixonase® Aqueous
Bactroban® nasal ointment
Nystan® suspension

Chapter 13 Skin

Locoid®
Dovonex®
Dithrocream®, Micanol®
Metrogel®
Irripod®, Normasol®
Anhydrol Forte®, Driclor®

 

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