Prevention of nephrotoxicity associated with cidofovir
Prophylaxis of gout in cases resistant to allopurinol
Probenecid tabs (penicillin augmentation in syphilis)
Approved for use in:
Late latent syphilis and neurosyphilis in conjuction with penicillin treatments (either amoxicillin or procaine pneicillin G) as per BASHH guidance. Dose = 500mg qds for duration of penicillin use
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Specialist Prescribing only.
The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist.
In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.
Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist
Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care
Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation