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 Formulary Chapter 7: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders - Full Chapter
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07.03.01  Expand sub section  Combined hormonal contraceptives
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RBCH: With the exception of emergency contraception and Mirena devices, contraceptives are not supplied.

Ethinylestradiol 20 mcg / norethisterone 1mg
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 20 mcg / norethisterone 1mg

Prescribe by brand

Loestrin 20®

 
Ethinylestradiol 20mcg / desogestrel 150mcg
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 20mcg / desogestrel 150mcg

Prescribe by brand

Mercilon® 150microgram/20microgram tablets

Bimizza® 150microgram/20microgram tablets

Gedarel® 20microgram/150microgram tablets

Munalea® 150microgram/20microgram tablets

 
Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/ Norethisterone acetate 1.5mg
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/ Norethisterone acetate 1.5mg

Prescribe by brand

Loestrin 30®

 
Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/gestodene 75 micrograms
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/gestodene 75 micrograms

Prescribe by brand 

Femodene® tablets 

Aidulan® 30microgram/75microgram tablets

Katya® 30/75 tablets 

Millinette® 30microgram/75microgram tablets

Sofiperla® 75microgram/30microgram tablets

 

 
Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / levonorgestrel 150mcg
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / levonorgestrel 150mcg

Prescribe by brand 

Microgynon 30® tablets

Elevin® 150microgram/30microgram

Leandra®30microgram/150microgram tablets

Levest® 150/30 tablets

Maexeni® 150microgram/30microgram tablets

Ovranette® 150microgram/30microgram tablets

Rigevidon® tablets

 

24/05/2019

Bayer have notified the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) that due to capacity constraints at their manufacturing site in Germany, Microgynon 30 tablets will be out of stock from late May until w/c 8th July (residual stock in wholesalers may last until early June). DHSC communication and Healthcare Professional Letter

 

 
Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms/Norgestimate 250 micrograms
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First Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms/Norgestimate 250 micrograms

Prescribe by brand

Cilique® 250microgram/35microgram tablets 

Lizinna® 250microgram/35microgram tablets

Cilest® - Now discontinued.

 
Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/drospirenone 3 mg
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Second Choice
Green

Ethinylestradiol 30 micrograms/drospirenone 3 mg.

Use in accordance with locally agreed guideline. Not for first-line use.

Prescribe by brand

Yasmin®

Dretine® 0.03mg/3mg tablets

Lucette® 0.03mg/3mg tablets

Yacella® 0.03mg/3mg tablets

Yiznell® 0.03mg/3mg tablets

 
Link  Guidance for prescribing of Yasmin®
   
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives (Evra®)
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Formulary
Green
Transdermal combined contraceptive patch, which contains norelgestromin and ethinyloestradiol.

Refer to local guidance.

DCHFT: On local formulary. 
Link  Evra® local guidance on suitable patients
   
NuvaRing®
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Formulary
Amber
To be initiated under specialist advice

Vaginal ring, releasing ethinylestradiol approx. 15 micrograms/24 hours and etonogestrel approx. 120 micrograms/24 hours, 
   
07.03.01.02  Expand sub section  Co-cyprindiol
07.03.01.03  Expand sub section  Phased formulations – standard dose 30 micogram oestrogen
07.03.01.04  Expand sub section  Low dose oestrogen – 20 microgram ethinylestradiol
07.03.01.05  Expand sub section  Transdermal (standard strength) to top
07.03.01.06  Expand sub section  Vaginal rings (low strength
07.03.01.07  Expand sub section  Copper intra-uterine devices
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 Non Formulary Items
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (BiNovum®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Femodene® ED)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Levest®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Logynon ED®)

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Non Formulary
 
Combined Hormonal Contraceptives  (Microgynon 30 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  (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
 
Estradiol valerate with dienogest  (Qlaira®)

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Non Formulary
Black
Not recommended. (Combined Hormonal Contraceptive.)
 
Estradiol with Nomegestrol Combined Pill  (Zoely®)

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Non Formulary
Black
Not recommended. No advantage over existing options
 
Ethinylestradiol / levonorgestrel phased pill  (TriRegol®, Logynon®)

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

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

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Non Formulary DCHFT: On local formulary.
 
Ethinylestradiol 30mcg / desogestrel 150mcg  (Gedarel®, Marvelon®)

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Non Formulary DCHFT: Marvelon® on local formulary.
 
Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / noresthisterone 1mg  (Norimin®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / noresthisterone 500mcg  (Ovysmen®, Brevinor®)

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Non Formulary
 
Ethinylestradiol 35 mcg / norgestimate 250 mcg

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Non Formulary
 
TriNovum®
(THIS HAS NOW BEEN DISCONTINUED SEPT'16)

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Non Formulary Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms/Norethisterone 500 micrograms x 7
Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms/Norethisterone 750 micrograms x 7
Ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms/Norethisterone 1 mg x 7
 
  
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
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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

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

Amber

Amber drug - without shared care  

Amber SCG

Amber drug - with shared care guideline  

Red

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

Black

Not recommended  

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