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09.01.01.01  Expand sub section  Oral iron
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Combination products and modified release products are not recommended for prescribing on NHS

Ferrous Fumarate
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First Choice
Green
Strength (Brand) Dose Elemental iron content
210mg

1 BD-TDS (Treatment)

1 OD-BD (maintenance)

68mg/ tablet
305mg (Galfer)

1 BD (Treatment)

1 OD (maintenance)

100mg/ capsule
322mg (Fersaday)

1 BD (Treatment)

1 OD (maintenance)

100mg / tablet
140mg/5ml solution

10ml BD (Treatment)

5ml OD (Maintenance)

45mg / 5ml

Combination products with ascorbic acid and modified release products are not recommended for prescribing on NHS

 
Ferrous Sulphate
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Second Choice
Green
 
Ferrous Gluconate
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Formulary
Green
 
Sodium Feredetate
(Sytron®)
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Formulary
Green
 
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Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Status Description

Green

Drugs that may be initiated, stabilised and maintained by primary, secondary or tertiary care Secondary and tertiary care prescribing may be continued by primary care. [this does not indicate first/second line choice]  

Green Hospital

Items used by the Hospital but would not normally be continued into primary care. Primary care prescribers can change to GREEN first or second.   

Green plus

Initiation of drugs by primary care following written advice from secondary/ tertiary care advice.  

Yellow

Drugs that may be continued in primary care following initiation and stabilisation in secondary/tertiary care  

Amber

Items requiring a shared care agreement. These items should be initiated and stabilised by secondary or tertiary care. The GP should only be asked to take over prescribing through a formal shared care agreement. Secondary care will be expected to continue prescribing until the agreement is made.  

Red

Hospital/ Trust ONLY. These are items the secondary and tertiary care are responsible for prescribing and will need to continue to prescribe for long term maintenance. These items will NOT be prescribed in primary care. But primary care should be informed the patient is receiving these items. This will include NHSE funded items requiring repatriation.  

GP - Black

Items covered by NHSE ‘Should not prescribe in primary care list’ – See CCG policy on Drugs of limited clinical value  

GP - Grey

Grey List: Items covered by NHSE ‘Should not prescribe in primary care list’ that are not to be routinely prescribed but may be suitable in a defined population – See CCG policy on Drugs of limited clinical value  

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