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
7. Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary-tract disorders

7.1. Drugs used in obstetrics

7.1.1. Prostaglandins and oxytocics

7.1.1.1. Drugs affecting the ductus arteriosus

Total Formulary
Specialist Only
IBUPROFEN (INJECTION)

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

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Specialist Only
INDOMETACIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

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Specialist and GP
ALPROSTADIL

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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Total Formulary
Specialist Only
MISOPROSTOL

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use in accordance with local protocol.

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Specialist and GP
OXYTOCIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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Specialist and GP
GEMEPROST

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist intiation.

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Specialist and GP
DINOPROSTONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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Specialist and GP
CARBOPROST

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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SYNTOMETRINE
ERGOMETRINE

7.1.2. Mifepristone

Total Formulary
Specialist Only
MIFEPRISTONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

Prescribing Notes:

The combined pack presentation of mifepristone and misoprostol (Medabon®) remains non-Formulary.

It offered no advantage over existing formulary choices and was considered to introduce additional risk. This presentation will not be stocked in relevant departments in NHSGGC.

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7.1.3. Myometrial relaxants

Total Formulary
Specialist Only
RITODRINE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

Prescribing Notes:

The licensed preparation of ritodrine has been discontinued.  An unlicensed preparation of ritodrine is currently used within obstetrics

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