NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Prescribing
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7 Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary-tract disorders

7.1 Drugs used in obstetrics

7.1.1 Prostaglandins and oxytocics

Total Formulary
DINOPROSTONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/4487.htm

GEMEPROST

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist intiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/4497.htm

OXYTOCIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/4499.htm

MISOPROSTOL

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

CARBOPROST

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/4485.htm

ERGOMETRINE

7.1.1.1 Drugs affecting the ductus arteriosus

Total Formulary
ALPROSTADIL

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/4502.htm

IBUPROFEN (INJECTION)

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnfc/current/PHP11826-ibuprofen.htm

INDOMETACIN

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist use only.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/5228.htm

7.1.2 Mifepristone

Total Formulary
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.

BNF Link: http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnf/current/129505.htm

7.1.3 Myometrial relaxants

Total Formulary
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