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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
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Where a formulary entry does not detail a medicine’s indications for use, the medicine can be assumed to be approved for all licensed indications.

Formulary approved "off-label" use is detailed separately.

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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)
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

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

 
Link  MHRA Apr 2009: Methylthioninium chloride (methylene blue): update on central nervous system (CNS) toxicity with serotonergic antidepressants
   
Methylthioninium chloride injection 2% (methylene blue)
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed
Red

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)

 
Link  MHRA Apr 2009: Methylthioninium chloride (methylene blue): update on central nervous system (CNS) toxicity with serotonergic antidepressants
   
Potassium Iodate tabs
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed

Protection of thyroid function during radioactive iodine therapy

Dose: 130 mg daily

 
   
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Red

Specialist or hospital prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist or hospital. 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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