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Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG
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Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
 Formulary Chapter 12: Ear, nose and oropharynx - Full Chapter
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Otitis externa
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Astringent preparations
Acetic Acid 2% (Earcalm )
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Can be purchased OTC from 12 years

12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-inflammatory preparations
12.01.01  Expand sub section  Anti-infective preparations
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Suitable first-line drugs for implementation in Primary Care  


These medicines are considered suitable for prescribing in Primary Care following specialist (consultant or GPwSI) initiation or recommendation. Some of these medicines may require on-going communication between the Secondary Care specialist and the Primary Care prescriber using Prescribing Information (PI) or through the use of an Effective Shared Care Agreement (ESCA) and this will be indicated in the text.  


Drugs which require special consideration. These are drugs for use in Secondary Care ONLY, Consultant Prescribing ONLY or by Tertiary Centres ONLY where indicated in the text. They should not be prescribed in Primary Care.  


Medicines classified in the BNF as 'not NHS' or are considered by the Area Prescribing Committee to be of low clinical value should not be prescribed