netFormulary South East London Joint Medicines Formulary NHS
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
12.03.05  Expand sub section  Treatment of dry mouth
12.03.05  Expand sub section  Local Treatment
Artificial saliva spray

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Formulary The brand in use at each site will depend on local contracts. Contact the pharmacy department for information if required.

  • Glandosane spray
  • Xerotin spray
  • Saliveze spray
  • AS Saliva Orthana
    Biotene Oralbalance saliva replacement gel

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    BioXtra gel

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    Restricted Drug Restricted For Oncology and Palliative Care use only
    Gelclair oral rinse gel

    Restricted Drug Restricted For Oncology and Palliative Care use only
    12.03.05  Expand sub section  Systemic treatment
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    Status Description
      Red   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.   
      Amber 1   Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  
      Amber 2   Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  
      Amber 3   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  
      Green   Specialist and non-specialist initiation  
      Grey   Not recommended for prescribing