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 Formulary Chapter 7: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders - Full Chapter
07.03  Expand sub section  Contraceptives
07.03.01  Expand sub section  Combined hormonal contraceptives
Loestrin 20  (Ethinylestradiol 20 mcg / norethisterone 1mg)
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First Choice Low strength preparation 
Microgynon 30 or Levest (Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / levonorgestrel 150mcg)
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First Choice Standard strength preparation 
Norimin  (Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / noresthisterone 1mg)
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First Choice Standard strength preparation 
Ovysmen  (Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / noresthisterone 500mcg)
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First Choice Standard strength preparation 
Microgynon 30 ED  (Ethinylestradiol 30 mcg / levonorgestrel 150 mcg)
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First Choice Standard strength, everyday preparation 
Logynon  (Ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel phased pill)
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First Choice Tri-phasic preparation 
Cilest  (Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / norgestimate 250 mcg)
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Second Choice Standard strength preparation 
   
TriNovum (Ethinylestradiol / norethisterone phased pill)
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Second Choice Tri-phasic preparation 
   
NuvaRing (Ethinylestradiol / etonogestrel)
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Formulary Low strength vaginal ring 
   
07.03.02  Expand sub section  Progestogen-only contraceptives
Noriday  (Norethisterone 350mcg)
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First Choice  
Norgeston  (Levonorgestrel 30mcg)
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Formulary  
   
Micronor  (Norethisterone 350mcg)
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Formulary  
   
Zelleta (Desogestrel 75mcg)
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Formulary Tablets 
   
07.03.02.01  Expand sub section  Oral progestogen-only contraceptives
07.03.02.02  Expand sub section  Parenteral progestogen-only contraceptives to top
Etonorgestrel (Nexplanon)
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Formulary Implant 
   
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera)
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Formulary 12-weekly IM injection 
   
07.03.02.03  Expand sub section  Intra-uterine progestogen-only contraceptive
Intra-uterine Progestogen Only System (Mirena)
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Formulary  
   
07.03.03  Expand sub section  Spermicidal contraceptives
07.03.04  Expand sub section  Contraceptive devices
07.03.04  Expand sub section  Intra-uterine devices
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices (TT 380 Slimline®)
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Formulary  
   
07.03.04  Expand sub section  Other contraceptive devices to top
07.03.05  Expand sub section  Emergency Contraception
07.03.05  Expand sub section  Hormonal methods
Levonorgestrel (Levonelle 1500)
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First Choice  
Ulipristal (EllaOne)
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Formulary  
   
07.03.05  Expand sub section  Intra-uterine device
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 Non Formulary Items
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (BiNovum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Evra)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Femodene ED)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Loestrin 30)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Logynon ED)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Minulet®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Norinyl-1®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Qlaira®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Synphase®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Triadene®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Tri-minulet®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Trinordiol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 20mcg / desogestrel 150mcg  (Gedarel, Mercilon)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 20mcg / gestodene 75 mcg  (Millinette, Femodette)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 30 mcg / drospirenone 3 mg  (Yasmin)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 30 mcg / levonorgestrel 150 mcg  (Ovranette)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / desogestrel 150mcg  (Gedarel, Marvelon)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / gestodene 75 mcg  (Millinette, Femodene)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (Flexi-T® + 300)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (Flexi-T® 300)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (GyneFix®)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (Load® 375)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (Nova-T® 360)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (T-Safe® CU 380 A)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (UT 380 Short®)

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Non Formulary
 
Intra-uterine Contraceptive Devices  (UT 380 Standard®)

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Non Formulary
 
Medroxyprogesterone acetate  (Sayana Press)

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Non Formulary
 
nomegestrol acetate and beta estradiol  (Zoely)

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Non Formulary
 
Norethisterone enantate  (Noristerat)

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Non Formulary
 
Oral Progestogen Only Contraceptives  (Cerazette, Cerelle)

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Non Formulary
 
Oral Progestogen-Only Contraceptives  (Femulen®)

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Non Formulary
 
Spremicidal Contraceptives  (Ortho-Creme®)

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Non Formulary
 
Spremicidal Contraceptives  (Orthoforms®)

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Key
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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
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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Status Description

Amber

Drugs designated amber are suitable for shared care arrangements under a shared care protocol. Prescribing may be transferred from secondary to primary care once the patient is stabilised and agreed shared care arrangements have been established. Alternatively primary care may initiate under the supervision of secondary care if this option is given in the shared care document. It is recommended that shared care arrangements should be drawn up following local discussion and agreement by prescribing parties.   

Black

These products have been reviewed by the GM Joint Formulary Group and have been deemed not suitable for prescribing for adults in primary or secondary care within Greater Manchester. These decisions have been made on the basis of safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the products.  

Green

Not used   

Green 1

Drugs designated green1 are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Green 2

Drugs designated green2 can be initiated by primary care following written or verbal advice from a specialist and then be subsequently safely prescribed in primary care with little or no monitoring required.  

Green 3

Drugs designated green3 are suitable for on-going prescribing within primary care after specialist initiation and an initial review (unless specified) in secondary care. Little or no monitoring is required.  

Grey

Not suitable for routine prescribing but may be suitable for a defined patient population. Whilst prescribers should think very carefully before prescribing or recommending any of the products on the grey list, there may be exceptional instances when the use of one of these products is necessary for a particular patient.   

Red

Drugs designated red are considered to be specialist medicines and prescribing responsibility for these medicines should normally remain with the consultant or specialist clinician. These drugs should not be initiated or prescribed in primary care. It is recommended that the supply of these specialist medicines should be organised via the hospital pharmacy, this may include arranging for supply via a home care company.   

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