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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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NEW: Temporary safety measures have been introduced for Esmya following reports of serious liver injury in women using the medicine for uterine fibroids. The following actions are required:

  • Do not initiate new treatment courses of Esmya, including in women who have completed one or more treatment courses previously
  • Perform liver function tests at least once a month in all women currently taking Esmya.
  • Check transaminase levels immediately in current or recent users of Esmya who present with signs or symptoms suggestive of liver injury (such as nausea, vomiting, malaise, right hypochondrial pain, anorexia, asthenia, jaundice).

To view the full CAS Alert click here.

The NEW Stoma additional products savings guidance is now available here

Defect with Buccolam oral syringes

Translucent cap may remain attached to syringe - parents and carers advised to inspect the syringe before use. For more information, refer to European Medicines Agency website

There is currently a supply problem with generic 50mg bicalutamide tablets which is expected to be resolved by the end of January 2018. GPs are requested to issue a 1 month prescription for the Casodex brand in the interim as this remains available at present.

NEW: Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of antiviral medicines.

With surveillance data indicating an increase in influenza cases in the community. GPs and other prescribers working in primary care may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of infleunca at NHS expense.

NEW: FluOOS - Flu Out of Season Prescribing Protocols, Community Claim Forms, Invoice Templates and Patient Specific Direction (PDS) documents are all now published on the CCG internet pages and under the influenza chapter 05.03.04 of the Dorset Formulary. Search fluOOS to quickly find the relevant information.

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Getting started: Use the search tool to find medicine of interest or browse by BNF chapter using the 'Chapters' Menu at top of page.

The Dorset Formulary aims to provide information on medicines supporting safe, evidence-based, cost-effective practice. Whilst the formulary contains links to relevant policies and guidelines, the prescriber retains the responsibility for the appropriate use of this information.

For further information on the development of the Dorset Formulary and participating organisations, please go to the About page. 

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