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URGENT PRESCRIPTION REQUEST POLICY

We experience a large volume of requests for prescription every day. In order to safely and efficiently carry this out we would like to make a policy of issuing acute prescriptions.

 

Medications other than the ones in this list will not be routinely issued on an urgent basis. Requests for routine prescription renewal would require 48 hours for the script to be processed for collection.

 

List of medication that would be issued urgently:

Specific Drug Names and Indications

Group

Name

Brands

Reliever

Inhalers &

Nebuliser Solutions

Salbutamol

Ventolin

Salamol

Airomir

Ipratropium

Atrovent

Terbutaline

Bricanyl

ALL Anticoagulants

Warfarin

 

Apixiban

Eliquis

Edoxaban

Lixiana

Rivaroxaban

Xarelto

Dabagatrin

Pradaxa

Sinthrome

 

Dalteparin

 

Enoxaparin

Clexane

Tinzaparin

 

Fragmin

 

Heparin

 

Anti - Epileptic Medication

 

ONLY FOR EPILEPSY

 

Not for pain management/ migraine etc.

Carbamazepine

Tegretol/ Trileptal

Gabapentin

 

Lamotrigine

Lamictal

Levetiracetam

Keppra/ Desitrend

Phenobarbitone

 

Phenytoin

Epanutin

Topiramate

 

Valproate

Epilim/ Episenta/ Depakote/ Epival

Anti-Psychotic Medications

 

Schizophrenia/ Bipolar/ Psychosis

 

Aripiprazole

 

Haloperidol

 

Olanzapine

Zalasta

Quetiapine

Biquelle/ Seroquel/ Brancico/ Mintreleq/ Psyquet/ Atrolak

Risperidone

Risperdal

Lithium

 

Parkinson’s Medication

Co-Beneldopa

Madopar

 

Co-Careldopa

Sinemet/ Caramet

 

Levodopa

Sastravi/ Stanek

Long Term Steroids

 

For patients who take steroids EVERY day, long term

 

Dexamethasone

 

Prednisolone

 

Fludrocortisone

 

Nitrates

&

Anti-Angina Medication

Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray

Nitrolingual/ GTN spray

Isosorbide mononitrate

Isodur/ Isotard/ Monomax/ Monomil XL

Isosorbide dinitrate

Isoket Retard

Verapamil

 

Nicorandil

 

Ivabradine

 

Ranolazine

 

 

Anti-arrhythmic Drugs

 

For cardiac arrhythmias only

Not for treatment of hypertension only

 

(Not propranolol for anxiety)

 

Amiodarone

 

Flecanide

 

Sotolol

 

Verapamil

Half Securon/ Univer

Digoxin

 

Diltiazem

Adizem/ Dilzem

Propranolol

 

Atenolol

 

Palliative Care Medications

Anticipatory Drugs

-          Diamorphine

-          Cyclizine

-          Levomepromazine

-          Glycopyronium

-          Midazolam

-          Water for Injection

Individual vials for subcutaneous administration by district nurses

Diabetic Medications

 

FOR TYPE 1 DIABETICS ONLY

All insulin

 

Needles

 

Test strips

 

Sharps Bin

 

Anaphlyaxis Injections

Adrenaline 1:1000

Epipen

Epipen Junior

Min-I-Jet adrenaline

 

Patient Information

The Urgent Prescription Request Policy will be clearly displayed in reception and public areas so patients are made aware of what constitutes an urgent request and the process for doing so.

Patients who do not comply with the policy will on the first occasion receive a confirmation slip reminding them of the process and on any subsequent occasion will receive a letter from the Practice clearly stating the process and consequences of ignoring the policy.

 

 

Patients should be reminded that requests for routine prescriptions should be made in advance to avoid medication lapses. We will try to accommodate some requests on an individual basis after discussion with medical staff.

Formal written reminders of practice policy on routine prescription will be sent to patients where such requests are repetitive.

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