NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

VSL#3 & Vivomixx removed from Drug Tariff

Following a review by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS) in November 2018, probiotic food supplements VSL#3® and Vivomixx® have been removed from Part XV of the Drug Tariff.  The Committee concluded that the evidence did not sufficiently demonstrate that the products are clinically effective.  

These products are now subject to ‘Pay and Report’.  Prescribing of these products within NHSGGC is not supported.  Both VSL#3® and Vivomixx® are available for patients to purchase directly from the manufacturers.   


Published 22/03/19. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.

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