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09.02.02  Expand sub section  Parenteral preparations for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Electrolytes and water
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Evaluation of hypernatraemia

09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous sodium
Sodium Chloride Intravenous
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Formulary 0.45% (500ml)
0.9% (50ml & 50ml Minibag plus)
0.9% (100ml & 100ml Minibag plus)
0.9% (250ml)
0.9% (500ml)
0.9% (1000ml)
5% Polyfusor (500ml)  
   
Sodium chloride 3% solution (Hypertonic saline)
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Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Formulary NaCl 0.9%, Glucose 5% (500ml)
NaCl 0.45%, Glucose 5% (500ml)
NaCl 0.18%, Glucose 4% (500ml)
NaCl 0.18%, Glucose 4% (1000ml)
NaCl 0.18%, Glucose 10% (500ml)
 
   
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous glucose
Glucose Intravenous
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Formulary 5% (100ml, 250ml, 500ml, 1000ml))
10% (500ml)
12.5% (250ml)
15% (500ml)
20% (500ml)
50% (500ml) 
   
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Intravenous potassium to top
Potassium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Formulary Potassium 0.15%(20mmol), Glucose 5% (1000ml)
Potassium 0.3%(40mmol), Glucose 5% (1000ml)
Potassium 0.3%(40mmol), Glucose 10% (500ml) 
   
Potassium Chloride and Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
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Formulary Potassium 0.15%(20mmol), NaCl 0.9% (1000ml)
Potassium 0.3%(40mmol), NaCl 0.9% (1000ml)
Potassium 0.45%(60mmol), NaCl 0.9% (1000ml)
*Potassium 0.6%(80mmol), NaCl 0.9% (500ml)*

*ECG monitoring required 
   
Potassium Chloride Concentrate (Sterile)
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Restricted Drug Restricted Pre-filled syringe 50mmol/50ml

For use on ITU only 
   
Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Glucose Intravenous Infusion
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Formulary Potassium 0.15%(20mmol),NaCl 0.45%,Glucose 5% (500ml)

Potassium 0.3%(40mmol),NaCl 0.18%,Glucose 4% (1000ml)

Potassium 0.3%(40mmol),NaCl 0.45%,Glucose 5% (500ml)

*Potassium 0.15%(20mmol),NaCl 0.18%,Glucose 4% (500ml)

*SCBU only 
   
Sodium Bicarbonate Infusion
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Formulary Polyfusor
1.26% (500ml)
2.74% (500ml)
4.2% (500ml)
8.4% (200ml) 
   
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Bicarbonate and lactate
Sodium Bicarbonate (Min-I-Jet Sodium Bicarbonate)
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Formulary Minijet 4.2%, 8.4% 
   
Sodium Lactate Intravenous Infusion, Compound
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Formulary 500ml, 1000ml 
   
09.02.02.01  Expand sub section  Water
Water for Injection
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Formulary 5ml, 10ml, 20ml, 100ml 
   
09.02.02.02  Expand sub section  Plasma and plasma substitutes
Human Albumin Solution
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Restricted Drug Restricted Obtain from Haematology 
   
09.02.02.02  Expand sub section  Plasma substitutes
Tetrastarch (Volulyte)
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Formulary 6% (500ml) 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Albumin Solution  (Isotonic solutions)

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Non Formulary
 
Dextran 40

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Non Formulary
 
Dextran 70  (RescueFlow®)

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Non Formulary
 
Dextran 70

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (HAES-steril®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Hemohes®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Hetastarch)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Infukoll®)

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Non Formulary
 
Etherified Starch  (Pentastarch)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Gelofusine)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Haemaccel®)

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Non Formulary
 
Gelatin  (Volplex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Hypertonic Solution  (HyperHAES®)

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Non Formulary
 
Sodium Chloride  (Ringer's Solution for Injection)

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Non Formulary
 
Tetrastarch  (Venofundin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Tetrastarch  (Voluven)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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

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Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation. Ongoing prescribing by primary care includes titration of dose and assessment of efficacy. There is no need for ongoing monitoring other than for general adverse effects as listed in the BNF & SPC.  

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Medicines which are suitable to be prescribed in primary care only after specialist recommendation only under a shared care protocol once the patient has been stabilised. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Harrogate & Rurual District Area Prescribing Committee (HaRD APC).   

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