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(external link) qs
Suitable eye drop base qs

Codeine linctus (3 mg per 5 ml)

Codeine phosphate(external link) 60 mg
Glycerol(external link) 40 ml
Preservative qs
Water(external link) to 100 ml

Codeine linctus (15 mg per 5 ml)

Codeine phosphate(external link) 300 mg
Glycerol(external link) 40 ml
Preservative qs
Water(external link) to 100 ml

Folinic mouthwash

Calcium folinate 15 mg tab(external link) 1 tab
Preservative qs
Water(external link) 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(external link) qs
Glycerol(external link) qs
Water(external link) to 100 ml

Methyl hydroxybenzoate 10% solution

Methyl hydroxybenzoate(external link) 10 g
Propylene glycol(external link) to 100 ml

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

Omeprazole suspension

Omeprazole capsules or powder(external link) qs
Sodium bicarbonate powder BP(external link) 8.4 g
Water(external link) to 100 ml

Phenobarbitone oral liquid

Phenobarbitone Sodium 1 g
Glycerol BP 70 ml
Water(external link) to 100 ml

Phenobarbitone sodium paediatric oral liquid (10 mg per ml)

Phenobarbitone Sodium 400 mg
Glycerol BP(external link) 4 ml
Water(external link) to 40 ml

Pilocarpine oral liquid

Pilocarpine 4% eye drops(external link) qs
Preservative qs
Water(external link) to 500 ml

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

Saliva substitute formula

Methylcellulose(external link) 5 g
Preservative qs
Water(external link) 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(external link) qs
Water(external link) qs

(Only funded if prescribed for treatment of hyponatraemia)

Vancomycin oral solution (50 mg per ml)

Vancomycin 500 mg injection(external link) 10 vials
Glycerol BP(external link) 40 ml
Water(external link) to 100 ml

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

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.