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Urgent Prescription Requests

General Practice experiences a large volume of requests for prescriptions every day.

 

To undertake this function safely and efficiently we have developed a standard policy framework outlining the process and what drugs constitute an urgent prescription request.  

 

When urgent medication is requested, the practice must establish whether it is the fault of the practice that the script was not produced as requested or if the patient has left the request too late.

 

If the practice determines that there is no error on the part of the practice the request will be reviewed against the list of drugs below.

 

If the drug is on the list, the patient will be advised that the prescription will be available by 6pm on the day of request. 

 

Medications other than those on the list below will not be routinely be issued on an urgent basis.

 

Requests for routine prescription would require 72 hours for the prescription to be processed for collection. 

 

 Medicines That Would be Issued Urgently

 

Group

Name

Brands

Reliever

Inhalers &

Nebuliser Solutions

 

Salbutamol

Ventolin

Salamol

 

Ipratropium

Atrovent

 

Terbutaline

Bricanyl

 

 

 

ALL Anticoagulants

Warfarin

 

 

Apixiban

Eliquis

 

Edoxaban

Lixiana

 

Rivaroxaban

Xarelto

 

Dabagatrin

Pradaxa

 

Sinthrome

 

 

Dalteparin                                   

 

 

Enoxaparin

Clexane

 

Tinzaparin                                   

 

 

Fragmin

 

 

Heparin

 

 

 

 

Anti Epileptic Medication

ONLY for Epilepsy

Not for pain management / migraine

 

Carbamazepine

Tegretol / Trileptal

 

Gabapentin

 

 

Lamotrigine

Lamictal

 

Levetiracetam

Keppra / Desitrend

 

Phenobarbitone                          

 

 

Phenytoin

Epanutin

 

Topiramate

 

 

Valproate

Epilim / Episenta /

Depakote / Epival

 

 

 

Anti-Psychotic Medications

Schizophrenia / Bipolar / Psychosis

Aripiprazole

 

 

Haloperidol

 

 

Olanzapine

Zalasta

 

Quetiapine

Biquelle / Seroquel /

Brancico / Mintreleq /

Psyquet / Atrolak

 

Risperidone

Risperdal

 

 

 

Parkinson’s Medication

Co-Beneldopa

Madopar

 

Co-Careldopa

Sinemet / Caramet

 

Levodopa

Sastravi / Stanek

 

 

 

Long Term Steroids

For patients who take steroids EVERY day, long term

 

Dexamethasone

 

 

Prednisolone

 

 

Fludrocortisone

 

 

 

 

Nitrates &

Anti-Angina Medication

 

Glyceryl Trinitrate Spray

Nitrolingual

 / GTN spray

 

Isosorbide mononitrate

Isodur / Isotard/

Monomax /

Monomil XL

 

 

Isosorbide dinitrate

Isoket Retard

 

Verapamil

 

 

Nicorandil                                    

 

 

Ivabradine                                   

 

 

Ranolazine

 

 

 

 

Anti-arrhythmic Drugs

For cardiac arrhythmias only

Not for treatment of hypertension only

(Not propranolol for anxiety)

Amiodarone

 

 

Flecanide

 

 

Sotolol

 

 

Verapamil

Half Securon /

Univer

 

Digoxin

 

 

Diltiazem

Adizem / Dilzem

 

Propranolol

 

 

Atenolol

 

 

 

 

Palliative Care Medications

Anticipatory Drugs

Diamorphine

Individual vials

available for

injection by

District Nurse

 

Cyclizine

 

Levomepromazine

 

Glycopyronium

 

Midazolam

 

Water for Injection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetic Medication

For Type 1 Diabetics Only

All insulin

 

 

Needles

 

 

Test strips

 

 

Sharps bins

 

 

 

 

Anaphlyaxis Injections Adrenaline 1:1000

Epipen

Epipen Junior

Min-I-Jet adrenaline

 

 

 

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