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 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory system - Full Chapter
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03.05.01  Expand sub section  Respiratory stimulants
Doxapram injection

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Mannitol inhalation powder (Osmohale)

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Formulary This product is for diagnostic use only
For identifying bronchial hyperresponsiveness in subjects with a baseline FEV1 of 70% or more of the predicted value.
   
Almitrine injection

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Red
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in combination with Nitric Oxide inhalation:
Dose: 4-16 micrograms/kg/min by IV injection.

COPD:
Dose: 8 micrograms/kg/min by IV injection
   
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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  

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