netFormulary NHS
Pan Mersey
Area Prescribing Committee
 Formulary Chapter 10: Musculoskeletal and joint diseases - Full Section

Review date: March 2020

Non-formulary drugs: Any drug or formulation not listed in the formulary is deemed to be non-formulary.

Paediatrics: All drugs are deemed to have the same RAG status as they have for adults unless stated otherwise.

NHS England Specialised Commissioning
Drugs carrying the NHS England logo are commissioned by them. Links to key documents, national programmes of care, and clinical reference groups are found below.

NHSE NHS England Specialised Commissioning: Key documents

NHSE NHS England Specialised Commissioning: National programmes of care and clinical reference groups

 Useful Links

10.01 Drugs used in rheumatic diseases and gout
Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders
Osteoarthritis and soft-tissue disorders
10.01.01 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
10.01.02 Corticosteroids Systemic corticosteroids Local corticosteroid injections
10.01.03 Drugs which suppress the rheumatic disease process
Drugs affecting the immune response
Cytokine modulators
10.01.04 Gout and cytotoxic-induced hyperuricaemia
Acute attacks of gout
Long-term control of gout
Hyperuricaemia associated with cytotoxic drugs
10.01.05 Other drugs for rheumatic diseases
10.02 Drugs used in neuromuscular disorders
10.02.01 Drugs which enhance neuromuscular transmission
Immunosuppressant therapy
Acetylcholine-release enhancers
10.02.02 Skeletal muscle relaxants
Other muscle relaxants
Nocturnal leg cramps
10.03 Drugs for the treatment of soft-tissue disorders and topical pain relief
10.03.01 Enzymes
10.03.02 Rubefacients, topical NSAIDs, capsaicin, and poultices
Topical NSAIDs and counter-irritants
10.04 Autologous chondrocyte implantation