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Welcome to the Inform Formulary

This electronic formulary lists all medicines approved for use in Primary and Secondary care in Cardiff and Vale UHB. Prescribing categories and links to useful sources are also given.

How to search INFORM
Enter the generic name of the medicine you require in the search box. Click on “Formulary Results” to see a list of products available with a prescribing category, other notes and links to useful sources. Some brand names are also included, e.g. where prescribing by brand is recommended, but searching generically is more reliable.
To see the range of medicines in a particular class, use the chapter headings on the left of the screen and click on the “+” signs to open the section you require. Click on a drug name to display the full information which will show on the right hand side of the screen.
NB: MHRA warnings and prescribing information are not included. Please consult prescribing information and other guidance before making therapeutic decisions.
Links to the following sources are given on the right hand of the screen, below product details:
·          BNF
·          eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium for Summaries of Product Characteristics or “SPCs”)
·          NICE & AWMSG guidance
·          Cardiff and Vale Good Prescribing Guide & local Care Pathways
·          Injectable Medicines Guide
·          FAQ bulletin for Healthcare Professionals
Further advice:
For poisoning enquiries: Please ring 0344 8920111
Health Care Professionals working within C&V UHB requiring therapeutic information or advice may contact the
·          Welsh Medicines Information Centre (WMIC) on 029 2074 2251/2979, or the
·          Product manufacturer. Contact details will be most easily found using the eMC links.
Members of the public may call
·          NHS Direct 0845 4647
Outpatients and Patients recently discharged from  UHW & UHL may obtain advice regarding their medicines from the
·          Medicines Helpline for Patients on 029 2074 4181 (open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm)
Other useful links:
Application procedure for new medicines – click here
Prescribing categories explained in full - click 
Palliative Care-BNF guidance - click

Shared care guidance – click here

Choose Pharmacy (Common Ailments) Formulary – click here
For Medicines Information Enquiries within Cardiff and Vale– Please contact:
Welsh Medicines Information Centre, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW,
Tel: (029) 2074 2251/2979                                     Website:
This Formulary is managed at WMIC in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale UHB Corporate Medicines Management Group. Chapters are subject to ongoing review by WMIC and UHW Clinical Boards but SPCs and other sources should be consulted for current prescribing information. Thank you to all clinicians and pharmacists for continuing advice and to our clerical staff for their support.

Any comments?  Contact Us
We hope you will find this site useful and that it will help you to improve patient care. Your comments and suggestions would be most welcome and may be made by contacting us at the addresses below:

Contact Information for Formulary Issues:
Diana Fletcher, Senior Information & Formulary Pharmacist,
E-mail:, Tel: (029) 2074 4298 (PA)

Hannah Evans, PA / Admin Manager / IT Liaison WMIC
E-mail:, Tel: (029) 2074 4298
Comments on the content should be emailed to based in WMIC,UHW, Cardiff.
Please email details of any problems or comments on the website to Robin Burfield at NWIS.
Key to Symbols:  1st = First Line, including GP use, 2nd = Second line including GP use, 3rd = Third line including GP use R = Specialist recommended, S = Specialist initiated,
SCP (small tag)  = Shared care protocol exists, MC Path = Multiple Categories - See Treatment Pathway or other guidance,  H = Hospital only,
NIP = Not In Pathway - Clinical Board Director approval required