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 Formulary Chapter 14: Immunological products and vaccines - Full Chapter
14.05  Expand sub section  Immunoglobulins
 note  For further information on prescribing and ordering immunoglobulins see Immunoglobulin and Immunoglobulin Dosing sections on Insite. (NB: These links are only available to UHL users) 
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Vigam)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use

June 2019 update:

First choice therapy for all SHORT TERM INDICATIONS
May only be available in 5 gram vials.

 
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Octagam 10%)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use.

 August 2019 update

First choice therapy for new long term immunology, haematology and other specialty conditions

 
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Privigen)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use.

April 2019 update
First choice therapy for new long-term NEUROLOGY conditions.

 
Normal Immunoglobulin (IQYMUNE)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use.
 

August 2019 Update:NO new patients can be commenced on this product. 

 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Flebogamma)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Gamunex)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
NHS England

Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use
 

April 2019 Update:
NO new patients can be commenced on this product. 
Patients currently on long-term GAMUNEX treatment will be reviewed but not routinely switched.  Any patients having had this product for a short term indication previously should receive the appropriate product as listed in the Formulary if they require further short term treatment.

 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Intratect)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Intravenous infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Gammanorm)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Subcutaneous Infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Hizentra)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Subcutaneous Infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Subcuvia 16%)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Subcutaneous Infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Normal Immunoglobulin  (Subgam)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine
Subcutaneous Infusion
High cost drug excluded to tariff. Commissioned by NHSE only in line with Department of Health Clinical Guidelines for Immunoglobulin use 
   
Interferon Gamma (Immukin®)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

For mycobacterial infections and pulmonary and miliary TB.

To be prescribed by immunology consultants.

 
   
14.05  Expand sub section  Interferons
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Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
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
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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

Black

Drugs not recommended for use in the Leicestershire Health Community because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost prioritization or concerns over safety. All new drugs will be black until they have been through the appropriate approval process - then they will appear as a specific entry   

Red

Drugs which should be prescribed only by hospital specialists (clinical review by specialist as appropriate and annually as a minimum).  

Amber SCA

Drugs which would initially be prescribed by a hospital specialist and then by a GP where full agreement to share the care of each specific patient has been reached under a LMSG Shared Care Agreement (SCA). Specific patient monitoring or intervention required.   

Amber Simple

Drugs suitable to be initiated and prescribed in primary care only after specialist assessment and recommendation. A shared care agreement is not required.  

Green Conditional

Drugs for which GPs are able to take full responsibility for prescribing and monitoring subject to specified conditions e.g. prescribing in line with agreed LMSG guidance or able to demonstrate suitable competence see comments under individual entries.   

Green

Drugs for which GPs would normally take full responsibility for prescribing and monitoring. Drugs included in this list have been specifically considered by LMSG.   

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