Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Amphotericin (Lipid Formulations)

Brand: Abelcet ® AmBisome ®
NICE TA: 
Indication: Systemic fungal infections
Disease category: Infections
Commissioning responsibility: NHS England
PbR excluded: Yes

Background

Different preparations of intravenous amphotericin vary in their pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, dosage and administration; these products should not be considered interchangable. To avoid confusion prescribers should specify the brand to be dispensed.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Red
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Reason for decision:  Specialist medicine

Supporting documents:

None

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red