Standard Formulae for ECPs and galenicals

This information is reviewed monthly.

Information on this page is guidance only

You are responsible for making sure you comply with the lastest Schedule, including the rules in Section A.

Section A, Schedule rules part 7(external link)

Acetylcysteine eye drops

Acetylcysteine inj 200 mg per ml, 10 ml qs
Suitable eye drop base qs

Codeine linctus (3 mg per 5 ml)

Codeine phosphate 60 mg
Glycerol 40 ml
Preservative qs
Water to 100 ml

Codeine linctus (15 mg per 5 ml)

Codeine phosphate 300 mg
Glycerol 40 ml
Preservative qs
Water to 100 ml

Folinic mouthwash

Calcium folinate 15 mg tab 1 tab
Preservative qs
Water to 500 ml

(Preservative should be used if quantity supplied is for more than 5 days. Maximum 500~ml per prescription.)

Methadone mixture

Methadone powder qs
Glycerol qs
Water to 100 ml

Methyl hydroxybenzoate 10% solution

Methyl hydroxybenzoate 10 g
Propylene glycol to 100 ml

(Use 1 ml of the 10% solution per 100 ml of oral liquid mixture)

Omeprazole suspension

Omeprazole capules or powder qs
Sodium bicarbonate powder BP 8.4 g
Water to 100 ml

Phenobarbitone oral liquid

Phenobarbitone Sodium 1 g
Glycerol BP 70 ml
Water to 100 ml

Phenobarbitone sodium paediatric oral liquid (10 mg per ml)

Phenobarbitone Sodium 400 mg
Glycerol BP 4 ml
Water to 40 ml

Pilocarpine oral liquid

Pilocarpine 4% eye drops qs
Preservative qs
Water to 500 ml

(Preservative should be used if quantity supplied is for more than 5 days.)

Saliva substitute formula

Methylcellulose 5 g
Preservative qs
Water to 500 ml

(Preservative should be used if quantity supplied is for more than 5 days. Maximum 500~ml per prescription.)

Sodium chloride oral liquid

Sodium chloride inj 23.4%, 20 ml qs
Water qs

(Only funded if prescribed for treatment of hyponatraemia)

Vancomycin oral solution (50 mg per ml)

Vancomycin 500 mg injection 10 vials
Glycerol BP 40 ml
Water to 100 ml

(Only funded if prescribed for treatment of Clostridium difficile following metronidazole failure)

Information on this page is guidance only

You are responsible for making sure you comply with the lastest Schedule, including the rules in Section A.

Section A, Schedule rules part 7(external link)

The standard formulae for extemporaneously compounded products and galenicals are also available as part of Schedule report spreadsheet. See the seventh tab of the report.