Approved off-label indication:
Fertility preservation in patients undergoing ovarian stimulation prior to chemotherapy in oestrogen receptor postive breast cancer
Consultant specialists in oncology and fertility only
Dose = 5 mg daily for 10-15 days during the course of ovarian stimulation
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.
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