netFormulary South East London Joint Medicines Formulary NHS
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter

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.

09.09  Expand sub section  Miscellaneous preparations
Acidophilus extra capsules (Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifido bacteria)
Formulary Treatment of general digestion problems, diarrhoea, and antibiotic associated diarrhoea 
Brewers Yeast tablets

Pseudomembranous colitis.

Dose:Three tablets 8 hourly for 5-7 days

Ubiquinone tabs (Co-enzyme Q10 - xeroderma pigmentosum)
Unlicensed Drug Unlicensed

For patients with xeroderma pigmentosum, who have progressed neurodegeneration resulting in significant morbidity.

Dose: 240 mg twice daily

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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  


Specialist and non-specialist initiation  


Not recommended for prescribing