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06.02.02  Expand sub section  Antithyroid drugs
Aqueous Iodine oral solution (Lugol's)

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Carbimazole tabs

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Propylthiouracil tabs

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Methylthioninium chloride injection 0.5%, 1%, 2% (methylene blue)

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Diagnostic agent used for staining parathyroid glands. Maximal staining of glands occurs if infused intravenously for 1 hour prior to operation

Dose: 5 mg/kg actual body weight in 250 mL dextrose/saline

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Methylthioninium chloride injection 2% (methylene blue)

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For testing intragastric balloon insertions and as a dye for patients with polyps undergoing colonoscopies (Endoscopy/Day Surgery)

For checking bladder patency secondary to injury during C-sections and checking fallopian tube patency (Birth Centre Theatres)

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Potassium Iodate tabs

Restricted Drug Unlicensed Protection of thyroid function during radioactive iodine therapy
Dose: 130 mg daily
   
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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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