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13.11.02  Expand sub section  Chlorhexidine salts
Chlorhexidine 0.015% with Cetrimide 0.15% (Tisept)
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Sachet 25mL (yellow)
Sachet 100mL (yellow)
  • NUH only 
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    Chlorhexidine 0.05% (Unisept)
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    Formulary
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    Sachets 25mL
    Sachets 100mL
  • For cleansing and disinfecting wounds and burns and swabbing in obstetrics
     
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    Chlorhexidine 0.5% (Aqueous)
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    Formulary
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    Pink Solution 
       
    Chlorhexidine 2% in Isopropyl Alcohol 70% (ChloraPrep)
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    Green

    Solution

    • Hospital only (NHS Supplies)
      NUH: 26mL presentation is restricted to breast and plastics theatres.
     
       
    Chlorhexidine 4%
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    Formulary
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    Surgical Scrub 500mL
    Surgical Scrub 250mL

    • 1st line for MRSA skin decolonisation. 2nd line is povidone iodine.
    • Brands include Hydrex® and Hibiscrub®
     
       
    Chlorhexidine Solution 2.5% (≡ Chlorhexidine 0.5%) (Alcoholic)
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    Pink Solution in 70% IMS
    Blue Solution in 70% IMS
    Colourless in 70% IMS
  • Hospital only - for pre-operative skin disinfection
  • Brands include Hydrex 
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    Hibitane Obstetric
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    Cream
  • NUH only
  • Contains:Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution 5% (≡ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1%) 
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     Non Formulary Items
    Chlorhexidine  (Cepton®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Chlorhexidine  (CX Antiseptic Dusting Powder®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Chlorhexidine  (Hibi®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Chlorhexidine Concentrates  (Hibitane 5% Concentrate®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Chlorhexidine Concentrates with cetrimide  (Hibicet Hospital Concentrate®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
    Chlorhexidine with cetrimide  (Travasept®)

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    Non Formulary
    Grey
     
      
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    Status Description

    Grey

    Grey / Non-Formulary: Medicines, which the Nottinghamshire APC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (undergoing assessment): Work is ongoing and will be reviewed at a future APC meeting.
    Grey / Non-Formulary (no formal assessment): APC has not formally reviewed this medicine or indication because it had never been requested for formulary inclusion. Often used for drugs new to market.
      

    Red

    Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only. eg hospital only.
    For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.
      

    Amber 1

    Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers 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 have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Amber 2

    Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care / general practice after specialist* recommendation or initiation.
    A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust DTCs and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
    *Specialist is defined by the APC as a clinician who has undertaken an appropriate formal qualification or recognised training programme within the described area of practice
      

    Amber 3

    Primary care/ non specialist may initiate as per APC guideline.
    The supporting prescribing guideline must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust D&TC(s) and approved by the Nottinghamshire APC.
      

    Green

    Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care.
    Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.   

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