North Central London
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5 Infections

Prescribing of systemic antimicrobials is 'protected'. All prescribing MUST be in accordance with the Trust Antimicrobial Policy and in conjunction with local antimicrobial guideline:

05-03-04 Influenza

Oseltamivir
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • This medicine has a positive NICE Technology Appraisal and is listed in the Trust Medicines Formulary when used in line with NICE recommendations and/or Local Trust Guidelines.
    • Indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza, as per NICE guidelines
  • RFL:
    • Virology/Microbiology/ID approval only
  • RNOH:
    • Microbiologist approval only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
Link  NICE TA158 (amantadine NOT recommended): Oseltamivir, amantadine (review) and zanamivir for the prophylaxis of influenza
Link  NICE TA168: Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza

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Zanamivir inhalation
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • This medicine has a positive NICE Technology Appraisal and is listed in the Trust Medicines Formulary when used in line with NICE recommendations and/or Local Trust Guidelines.
    • Indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza, as per NICE guidelines
  • RFL:
    • Virology/Microbiology/ID approval only
  • RNOH:
    • Microbiologist approval only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Microbiology approval only
Link  NICE TA158 (amantadine NOT recommended): Oseltamivir, amantadine (review) and zanamivir for the prophylaxis of influenza
Link  NICE TA168: Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza

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Amantadine
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NOTE: There is more than one monograph for this medicine, click here to search for formulary status and its use for other indications. 

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Virology/Microbiology/ID approval only
  • RNOH:
    • Microbiologist approval only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Microbiologist approval only
Link  NICE TA158 (amantadine NOT recommended): Oseltamivir, amantadine (review) and zanamivir for the prophylaxis of influenza
Link  NICE TA168 (amantadine NOT recommended): Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza

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Zanamivir injection
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Approved for for treatment of complicated and potentially life-threatening influenza A or B virus infection in patient's whose influenza virus is known or suspected to be resistant to anti-influenza medicinal products other than zanamivir, and/or other anti-viral medicinal products for treatment of influenza, including inhaled zanamivir, are not suitable for the individual patient (JFC September 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Microbiology approval only
  • RFL:
    • Virology/Microbiology/ID approval only
  • RNOH:
    • Requires Microbiology approval
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Microbiology approval only

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