Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
5. Infections

5.4. Antiprotozoal drugs

5.4.1. Antimalarials

Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
QUININE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Quinine IV should be administered with caution under the supervision of a specialist in infectious diseases.

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Specialist and GP
HALOFANTRINE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. It is restricted for use in specialist centres, for quinine resistance.

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PROGUANIL
MEFLOQUINE
CHLOROQUINE

5.4.2. Amoebicides

5.4.4. Antigiardial drugs

5.4.5. Leishmaniacides

5.4.8. Drugs for pneumocystis pneumonia

Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
ATOVAQUONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Use on advice of specialist in infectious diseases.

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Specialist and GP
PENTAMIDINE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Use on advice of specialist in infectious diseases.

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Specialist and GP
CO-TRIMOXAZOLE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Use on advice of specialist in infectious diseases.

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5.4.6. Trypanocides

5.4.7. Drugs for toxoplasmosis

5.4.3. Trichomonacides