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Nutrition and metabolic disorders
DIETARY CHOICES: prescribing considerations for adults
Infant Formula Specialist Feeds in Lactose Intolerance and Cows’ Milk Protein Allergy
Prescribing in pregnancy
Drug treatment requiring effective contraception
Prescribing in renal impairment
MHRA (2019). Prescribing medicines in renal impairment: using the appropriate estimate of renal function to avoid the risk of adverse drug reactions
For most patients and most medicines, estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) is an appropriate measure of renal function for determining dosage adjustments in renal impairment; however, in some circumstances, the Cockcroft-Gault formula should be used to calculate creatinine clearance (CrCl).
Guidance on prescribing
Multi-compartment Compliance Aids (Blister packs) FAQs for prescribers
Private Consultation in Primary Care
If a private consultation identifies a long-term condition or a need for medication which is available as routine NHS treatment, this should be provided as such by the patient's usual primary care prescriber if they are satisfied it is appropriate, and the private provider issues the first prescription.
Travel or living abroad, prescribing for patients absent from the UK
Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends that prescribers should NOT supply treatment durations in excess of THREE MONTHS for patients who are going to live or travelling abroad or otherwise absent from the UK. Patients should make local arrangements in their country of residence for on-going medical care.
Unlicensed and “Off-Label” Medicines including “Specials”
This document is a good practice guide to support prescribers with prescribing unlicensed and “off-label” medicines. It describes the differences between licensed medicines, unlicensed medicines and “off-label” medicines. It advises prescribers on a stepped approach when considering what to prescribe, and highlights the prescriber’s responsibilities and best practice around patient communication.