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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter
Notes:

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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09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Electrolytes and water
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous sodium
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous glucose
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous potassium
Potassium chloride 0.15% and sodium chloride 0.9% intravenous infusion
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20 mmol K+ per 1000mL

 
   
Potassium chloride 0.15% and glucose 5% intravenous infusion
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Formulary 20 mmol K+ per 1000mL 
   
Potassium chloride 0.3% and glucose 5% intravenous infusion
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Formulary 40 mmol K+ per 1000mL 
   
Potassium chloride 0.3%, sodium chloride 0.18% and glucose 4% intravenous infusion
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Formulary 40 mmol K+ per 1000mL 
   
Potassium chloride 0.3%, sodium chloride 0.45% and glucose 5% intravenous infusion
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Formulary 40 mmol K+ per 1000mL 
   
Potassium chloride 0.3%, sodium chloride 0.9% intravenous infusion
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Formulary 40 mmol K+ per 1000mL 
   
Potassium chloride strong injection 15%
Formulary

20 mmol K+ in 10mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Addiphos injection
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30 mmol K+ in 20mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Cardioplegia infusion
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16 mmol K+ in 20mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

For myocardial protection during cardiac surgery

 
   
Potassium acetate injection
Formulary

10 mmol K+ in 10mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Potassium acid phosphate injection 13.6%
Formulary

10 mmol K+ in 10mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Potassium chloride 1.5% in sodium chloride 0.9% infusion minibag
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed

20 mmol K+ in 100mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Potassium chloride 3% in sodium chloride 0.9% infusion minibag
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed

40 mmol K+ in 100mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
Potassium chloride 3% in sodium chloride 0.9% prefilled syringe 50mL
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed

20 mmol K+ in 50mL

REFER TO LOCAL TRUST PROTOCOL FOR CONCENTRATED POTASSIUM SOLUTIONS

 
   
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Bicarbonate and lactate to top
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Water
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Link to SPCs
SMC
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Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

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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