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NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

 
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6 Endocrine system


06-03-02 Glucocorticoid therapy

Dexamethasone
Formulary
Tablets: 500 micrograms, 2mg
Oral solution (sugar-free): 2 mg/5mL
Soluble tablets: 2mg,4mg, 8mg

N.B. Sodium content of soluble tablets:
2mg tablet - 14.96 mg sodium
4 mg tablet - 29.95 mg sodium
8 mg tablet - 60.50 mg sodium

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Hydrocortisone
Formulary
Tablets: 10mg, 20mg

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Methylprednisolone
Formulary
Tablets: 2mg, 4mg, 16mg, 100mg
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Prednisolone
Formulary
Tablets: 1mg, 5mg
Tablets (soluble): 5mg
Oral solution: 5mg/5ml

NB. Oral solution or soluble tablets should only be used when the patient has swallowing difficulties where plain tablets are not suitable. The oral solution has a lower acquisition cost than soluble tablets in primary care.

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Dexamethasone
Formulary
Injection: (as sodium phosphate) 3.3mg/1mL, 6.6mg/2mL

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Hydrocortisone
Formulary

MR tablets: 5mg, 20mg


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Hydrocortisone
Formulary

Injection (as sodium succinate): 100mg
Injection (as sodium phosphate) amps: 100mg/1ml*

 

*Used for home self-administration in an emergency


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Hydrocortisone Alkindi®
Formulary
0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 5mg - An option for children

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Methylprednisolone
Formulary
Injection: (as sodium succinate): 40mg, 125mg, 500mg, 1g, 2g

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Prednisolone
Formulary
Tablets: 25mg*
*Specialist use only

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Betamethasone Betnelan®
Non Formulary

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Betamethasone Betnesol®
Non Formulary

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Betamethasone Betnesol®
Non Formulary

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Cortisone Acetate
Non Formulary

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Deflazacort Calcort®
Non Formulary

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Triamcinolone Kenalog®
Non Formulary

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Triamcinolone Kenalog®
Non Formulary

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