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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
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05.03.02.01  Expand sub section  Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster infection
Aciclovir oral
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Valaciclovir
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Valaciclovir is more expensive than aciclovir but may be appropriate in some patients due to increased compliance and bioavailability

 
   
Aciclovir IV
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Famciclovir (Famvir)
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RBCH: GUM only.
DCHFT: Consultant only. 
   
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Inosine Pranobex  (Imunovir)

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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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CCG

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May be initiated, stabilised and maintained in primary, secondary or tertiary care  

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Amber drug - without shared care  

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Amber drug - with shared care guideline  

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For secondary or tertiary care initiation and long-term maintenance of prescribing  

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Not recommended  

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