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 Formulary Chapter 15: Anaesthesia - Full Chapter
15.01  General anaesthesia
15.01  Anaesthesia, sedation and resuscitation in dental practice
15.01  Gas cylinders
15.01.01  Intravenous anaesthetics
15.01.01  Barbiturates to top
15.01.01  Other intravenous anaesthetics
15.01.02  Inhalational anaesthetics
15.01.02  Volatile liquid anaesthetics
15.01.02  Nitrous oxide
15.01.03  Antimuscarinic drugs to top
15.01.04  Sedative and analgesic peri-operative drugs
15.01.04.01  Anxiolytics
15.01.04.01  Benzodiazepines
15.01.04.02  Non-opioid analgesics
15.01.04.03  Opioid analgesics to top
15.01.04.04  Other drugs for sedation
15.01.05  Neuromuscular blocking drugs
15.01.05  Non-depolarising muscle relaxants
15.01.05  Depolarising muscle relaxants
15.01.06  Drugs for reversal of neuromuscular blockade to top
15.01.06  Anticholinesterases
15.01.06  Other drugs for reversal of neuromuscular blockade
15.01.07  Antagonists for central and respiratory depression
15.01.08  Drugs for malignant hyperthermia
15.02  Local anaesthesia to top
15.02  Articaine
15.02  Bupivacaine
15.02  Levobupivacaine
15.02  Lidocaine
Lidocaine 5% patch (Versatis)
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15.02  Mepivacaine to top
15.02  Prilocaine
15.02  Procaine
15.02  Ropivacaine
15.02  Tetracaine
15.02  Other local anaesthetics to top
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Controlled Drug  Alfentanil  (Rapifen)

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Articaine Hydrochloride with Adrenaline  (Septanest)

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Atracurium Besilate

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Atracurium Besilate  (Tracrium®)

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Atropine

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Atropine  (minijet)

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Benzocaine

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Benzocaine 20% Gel  (Ultracare Bubble Gum)

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Bupivacaine and Adrenaline

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Bupivacaine Hydrochloride

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Bupivacaine hydrochloride  (Marcain®)

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Bupivacaine Hydrochloride with Glucose  (Marcain Heavy)

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Controlled Drug  Bupivacaine with Fentanyl

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Cisatracurium  (Nimbex)

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Controlled Drug  Cocaine

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Controlled Drug  Cocaine with Adrenaline

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Dantrolene Sodium  (Dantrium Intravenous)

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Dermogesic spray

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Desflurane  (Suprane)

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Dexmedetomidine  (Dexdor)

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Diazepam

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Doxapram  (Dopram)

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Edrophonium

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Entonox

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Ethyl Chloride  (Cryogesic Spray)

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Etomidate  (Etomidate-Lipuro)

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Etomidate  (Hypnomidate®)

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Controlled Drug  Fentanyl

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Flumazenil  (Anexate®)

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Flumazenil  (Anexate)

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Glycopyrronium

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Hyoscine Hydrobromide

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Isoflurane

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Isoflurane  (AErrane®)

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Controlled Drug  Ketamine injection  (Ketalar)

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Ketorolac  (Toradol)

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Levobupivacaine  (Chirocaine)

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Controlled Drug  Levobupivacaine with Fentanyl

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Lidocaine

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Lidocaine  (laryngojet®)

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Lidocaine 2.5% with Prilocaine 2.5%  (EMLA)

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Lidocaine 5% and Phenylephrine 0.5%

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Lidocaine with Adrenaline  (Lignospan)

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Lidocaine with Adrenaline  (Xylocaine)

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Lidocaine with tetracaine  (Pliaglis)

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Lorazepam

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Mepivacaine  (Scandonest Plain)

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Midazolam  (Hypnovel)

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Midazolam  (pre-med)

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Mivacurium Chloride  (Mivacron)

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Naloxone

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Naloxone  (Prenoxad)

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Neostigmine

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Neostigmine with Glycopyrronium

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Nitrous oxide

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Pancuronium Bromide

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Parecoxib  (Dynastat)

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Prilocaine Hydrochloride  (Citanest)

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Prilocaine Hydrochloride  (Prilotekal)

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Prilocaine Hydrochloride with Felypressin  (Citanest with Octapressin)

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Procaine Hydrochloride

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Propofol

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Propofol  (Diprivan®)

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Controlled Drug  Remifentanil  (Ultiva)

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Rocuronium Bromide  (Esmeron)

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Ropivacaine Hydrochloride  (Naropin)

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Sevoflurane

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Sugammadex  (Bridion)

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Suxamethonium Chloride

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Suxamethonium Chloride  (Anectine®)

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Controlled Drug  Temazepam

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Tetracaine (Amethocaine)  (Ametop)

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Thiopental

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Vecuronium Bromide  (Norcuron)

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NHS England
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