Drug reference tables

At-a-glance drug comparison charts including dosing and monitoring regimens, available presentations, prices, potential sensitisers and compatible devices.

Allergic Disorders

Table: Hayfever Treatments

Presentations, doses and costs of hayfever treatments.

Cardiovascular System

Table: ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Antagonists: Monitoring in Primary Care

Tests required for patients on renin-angiotensin inhibitors

Table: Anti-Anginal Preparations, Summary by Pharmacological Class

Available formulations of anti-anginal drugs.

Table: Monitoring Requirements for Hyperlipidaemia Treatments

Tests required for patients on lipid-lowering drugs.

Table: Novel Oral Anticoagulants for the Prevention of Stroke

Dosing of NOACs in non-valvular AF.

Table: Oral Iron Supplements for Iron-Deficiency States

Formulations, strengths, doses and costs of iron supplements.

Central Nervous System

Table: Antidepressants, a Guide to Switching and Withdrawing

Instructions for changing or stopping antidepressants.


Table: Contraceptives

Hormone doses and costs of hormonal contraceptives.

Table: Initiating Combined Hormonal Contraception

Guide to starting a combined hormonal contraceptive.

Table: Switching to and between Combined Hormonal Contraception

Guide to switching to a combined hormonal contraceptive.


Table: Blood Glucose Testing Strips and Meters

Compatible test strips for blood glucose meters.

Table: Finger Prickers and Compatible Lancets

Compatible lancets for finger pricking devices.

Table: Insulin Preparations

Types, presentations and profiles of insulin products.

Table: Insulin Delivery Devices

Key features of insulin delivery devices.

Table: Antidiabetic Agents, Use in Renal Impairment

Dosing of diabetes drugs in patients with renal impairment.

Table: GLP-1 Agonists for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes

Dosing, costs, combinations and benefits of GLP-1 agonists.

Table: SGLT2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes

Costs, combinations and benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors.


Table: Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements for Osteoporosis

Formulations, doses and costs of osteoporosis supplements.

Table: Vitamin D3 Supplements

Formulations and indications of colecalciferol preparations.


Table: Ophthalmic Preparations, Preservatives and Potential Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in eye drops and ointments.

Table: Dry Eye Treatments

Presentations and prices of ocular lubricants.

Infections and Infestations

Table: Antibiotic Treatments in Adults, Summary of Regimens

Dose regimens for common bacterial infections.

Table: COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK.

Table: Influenza Vaccines 2020/2021

Influenza vaccines available for the 2020/21 flu season.

Table: Influenza Vaccines, Which Vaccine to Offer

Flu vaccine recommendations by age group for 2020/21.

Table: Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule

Summary of routine childhood vaccinations.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Table: DMARDs, a Guide to Monitoring Requirements

Tests for patients on disease-modifying arthritis drugs.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Table: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone doses and costs of HRT preparations.

Table: Treatment Options in Pregnancy

Treatment of acute and chronic conditions in pregnancy.


Table: Migraine Treatments and Prophylactics

Presentations, doses and costs of migraine preparations.

Poisoning and Drug Dependence

Table: Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

Types and suitabilities of smoking cessation treatments.

Respiratory System

Table: Asthma and COPD Preparations and Compatible Devices

Available presentations of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatories.

Table: Inhalers, a Guide to Breath-Actuated Devices

Key features of dry powder and aerosol inhalers.

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of Asthma

Key information on asthma combination inhalers.

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of COPD

Key information on COPD combination inhalers.


Table: Emollients, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in emollient preparations.

Table: Lice and Scabies Treatments

Formulations and regimens of pediculicides and scabicides.

Table: Topical Steroids, Comparison of Potencies and Formulations

Strengths and formulations of topical steroids.

Table: Topical Steroids, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in topical steroids.

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