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APC 001 - Ulipristal

APC 003 Insulin Degludec (Tresiba)

APC 004 Octasa MR for inflammatory bowel disease

APC 014 Glycopyronium for the treatment of hyperhidrosis

APC 015 Dymista Nasal Spray for allergic rhinitis

APC 016 Leuprorelin acetate (Prostap) for prostate cancer

APC 028 Dapoxetine for managing premature ejaculation

APC 030 Lubiprostone for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC)

APC 031 Melatonin for paediatric sleep disorders

APC 032 Ocriplasmin (Jetrea) for the treatment of vitreomacular traction

APC 034 Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating chronic diabetic macular oedema

APC 041 Rivaroxaban- use when there is no access to scans or tests within 24 hours

APC 044 Vesomni - For the treatment of OAB

APC 045 Apo-go® for Parkinson's Disease

APC 046 Transdermal oxybutynin (Kentera®) for urge incontinence and/or increased urinary frequency

APC 047 Co-enzyme Q10 for the treatment of hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, myopathy or Parkinson’s disease

APC 048 Silk garments for the treatment of dermatological conditions

APC 049 Aliskiren (Rasilez®) for essential hypertension

APC 050 Ginkgo Biloba for the treatment of dementia, intermittent claudication and other conditions

APC 051 Lycopene Ateronon - lipid modification

APC 054 Naltrexone for multiple sclerosis

APC 061 Silicone Plasters - scar reduction

APC 062 Capsaisin Patch  Qutenza

APC 063 Quetiapine XL for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 

APC 064 Purepotions Skin Salvation cream for eczema, psoriasis and sore skin conditions

APC 065 Vimovo® (naproxen with eomeprazole) for rheumatoid arthritis, AS and OA

APC 066 Lodotra® (modified release prednisone) for rheumatoid arthritis 

APC 069 Pelvic toner device for incontinence

APC 070 Heel balms containing urea

APC 072  Ketoprofen with omeprazole (Axorid®) for rheumatoid arthritis, AS and OA 

APC 074 Dutasteride plus Tamsulosin for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

APC 076 Menthol and aqueous cream

APC 077 Eosin for wound healing

APC 081 Once Daily Tadalafil (Cialis®)

APC 083 Aripiprazole (Abilify Maintena®) long acting injection for schizophrenia

APC 084 generic sildenafil conversions in ED 

APC 085 New Drugs - Policy for managing the entry of new drugs in primary care

APC 087 Eslicarbazepine (Zebinix®) for epilepsy

APC 088 Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in combination with low dose aspirin for treating ACS

APC 089 Nalmefene for the reduction of alcohol consumption

APC 091 Gluten Free products for gluten enteropathy

APC 092 Lomitapide for homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia

APC 096 Elastolabo for perineal massage

APC 097 NuvaRing for contraception

APC 099 Biosimilar infliximab

APC 101 Eflornithine cream (Vaniqa) for facial hirsutism

APC 102 Managing the boundaries of NHS and privately-funded healthcare

APC 104  Amantadine for PD

APC 105 Hydrocortisone 2.5 for treating skin conditions

APC 106 Perampanel for epilepsy

APC 107 modified release doxycycline for facial acne rosacea

APC 109 Antifungal treatments for fungal nail infections

APC 110 Immediate release fentanyl products

APC 111 Apremilast for PsA and psoriasis

APC 112 Pentosan for interstitial cystitis

APC 113 Omega 3 fatty acids for various indications

APC 114 Molludab for molluscum contagiosum (MC)

APC 117 Armour Thyroid and thyroid extract products for hypothyroidism

APC 119 Spatone for iron deficiency

APC 122 VSL for GI symptoms including pouchitis

APC 128 Insulin glargine (Toujeo)

APC 130 Levosert for contraception

APC 131 Ferracru for iron deficiency in IBD

APC 132 Guanfacine (Intuniv) for ADHD

APC 133 Secukinumab for the treatment of AS

APC 134 idarucizumab (Praxbind) for reversing dabigatran

APC 135 Aflibercept (Eylea) for myopic CNV

APC 136 prescribing quantity guidance for adrenaline autoinjectors

APC 137  Fluoride products

APC 139 Paliperidone 3 monthly injection

APC 140  Travel vaccines

APC 141  Salofalk updated

APC 142  Lacosamide for epilepsy

APC 144 Braltus Zonda

APC 145  Rubefacients for soft tissue disorders and topical pain relief

APC 146  Co-proxamol for pain

APC 147  Targinact for pain

APC 148 - Duavive for HRT

APC 149 Opicapone for the treatment of adults with Parkinson Disease

APC 150 Dosulepin for treating depression anxiety insomnia and neuropathic pain

APC 151 sucroferric oxyhydroxide

APC 152 Preparations for managing Blepharitis

APC 153 Treatment of fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

APC 164 Naltrexone and bupropion (Mysimba) for the management of obesity

APC 165 Liraglutide  (Saxenda) for the management of obesity

APC 166 Desmopressin for nocturia

APC 167 Glucosamine for OA

APC 168 Lutein and vitamins for AMD

APC 170 Camouflage cosmetics Prescribing  Policy

APC 171 Prescribing of Medicines that are available over the counter (OTC)

APC 173  Fiasp for diabetes

APC 174  Trimbow for COPD

APC 175  Prolonged release doxazosin

APC 176 Herbal treatments

APC 177 Homeopathy treatments

APC 178 Paracetamol and tramadol combination products

APC 179 Perindopril arginine

APC 180 Trimipramine

APC 182 Safinamide (Xadago®) 

APC 183 Fluticasone furoate_umeclidinium_vilanterol (Trelegy® Ellipta) 

APC 184 Co-enzyme Q10 - Treatment of mitochondrial disorders

APC 186 Pitolisant for narcolepsy

APC 187 Perna for joint and muscle pain

APC 188 - Electromagnetic pulse therapy patched (ActiPatch)

APC 189 - Free of charge medication schemes

APC 190 - Semaglutide for diabetes