Appendix 1: Drugs for emergency use in General Practice


Individual doctors will have preferences as to which drugs are most appropriate, but the following list provides a framework from which to work.

Allergy
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate injection, 100mg powder for reconstitution
Adrenaline 1 in 1,000 (1mg/mL)
Chlorphenamine tablets 4mg
Chlorphenamine injection 10mg/mL

Analgesia
Paracetamol tablets 500mg
Dihydrocodeine tablets 30mg
Cyclimorph® injection
Diclofenac 75mg/3mL

Anti-narcotic
Naloxone injection 400 micrograms/mL

Antibiotics
Amoxicillin capsules/co-amoxiclav tablets and suspension
Cefuroxime injection
Cefalexin capsules
Erythromycin tablets and mixture
Trimethoprim tablets
Metronidazole tablets
Penicillin V tablets
Benzylpenicillin injection 600mg vial

Cardiac drugs
Aspirin tablets 300mg
Atropine injection 600 micrograms/mL
Digoxin tablets 250 micrograms
Furosemide injection 50mg/5mL
Lidocaine 2%, 5mL (100mg bolus)
Glyceryl trinitrate spray
Tenecteplase vial
Dalteparin injection

Central nervous system
Diazepam injection 10mg/2mL
Diazepam tablets 5mg
Diazepam rectal tubes 5mg/2.5mL
Chlorpromazine injection 50mg/2mL
Chlorpromazine tablets 25mg
Haloperidol injection 5mg/mL

Diabetes
Glucagon injection 1mg/mL
Glucose solution 50%

Gastro-intestinal tract
Prochlorperazine injection 12.5mg/mL
Loperamide capsules 2mg
Gaviscon® tablets

Obstetrics
Syntometrine® injection (ergometrine maleate 500 micrograms and oxytocin 5 units/mL)

Ophthalmology
Chloramphenicol eye ointment 1%
Fluorescein eye drops 1%

Paediatric
Paracetamol sachets 240mg
Dioralyte® sachets

Respiratory system
Aminophylline injection 250mg/10mL
Hydrocortisone sodium succinate injection, 100mg powder for reconstitution
Prednisolone tablets 5mg
Salbutamol or terbutaline inhaler
Salbutamol for nebuliser
Ipratropium for nebuliser

Water for Injections