Alprostadil used first line - dinoprostone for restricted use only
Oral dinoprostone may be considered in extreme circumstances as an alternative to continuous intravenous infusion of alprostadil if intravenous access is lost. Before commencing this must be discussed with a paediatric cardiology and or neonatal consultant. Dosage and administration guidance is available on L51 HDU drug file
Amber Level 2- Specialist Initiation but no monitoring requirements
These medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation, including titration of dose and assessment of efficacy.
Some Amber Level 2 products will have an associated Amber Level 2 Drug Guidance document, available by clicking on the traffic light symbol to the right of the drug name. If this is not available, generic Amber Level 2 Drug Guidance is available here
Amber Level 3- Specialist Initiation with ongoing monitoring requirements (Full Amber Drug Guidance required)
Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist, and which require significant monitoring on an ongoing basis. Full agreement to share the care of each specific patient must be reached under the amber drug agreement, and Amber Drug Guidance must be provided to the GP (available by clicking on the traffic light symbol to the right of the drug name).
Grey Drugs are locally-agreed medicines which are only recommended for restricted use within the Leeds Health Economy.
These drugs are not recommended for use within the Leeds Health Economy
Products shown as blue have different Traffic Light List classifications dependent on indication. See the accompanying text next to the product for further information the indications for which it has a Traffic Light List classification.