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The Department of Health of Social Care (DHSC) has announced that 21 products now meet the special container criteria.

The drugs meet the special criteria as set out in Part II Clause 10 of the Drug Tariff.

A special container indicator for the relevant pack size including complete pack or sub-pack has been applied to the respective product entries in dictionary of medicines and devices and in the Drug Tariff, where listed.

Generic drug name (dm+d descriptor) Brand and/or Manufacturer Pack size Special container Change effective from 
Ascorbic acid powder J M Loveridge Ltd 100g Complete pack May
Aspirin powder J M Loveridge Ltd 250g Complete pack May
Boric acid powder J M Loveridge Ltd 500g Complete pack May
Clomethiazole 157.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Heminevrin (Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH)

All available generics

300ml Complete pack June
Desmopressin 100 microgram tablets DDAVP 0.1mg tablets (Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

All available generics

90 Complete pack June
Desmopressin 200 microgram tablets DDAVP 0.2mg tablets (Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

All available generics

30 and 90 Complete pack June
Doravirine 100mg tablets Pifeltro (Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd) 30 Complete pack June
Emtricitabine 200mg / Tenofovir alafenamide 10mg tablets Descovy (Gilead Sciences International Ltd) 30 Complete pack June
Emtricitabine 200mg / Tenofovir alafenamide 25mg tablets Descovy (Gilead Sciences International Ltd) 30 Complete pack June
Lamivudine 300mg / Tenofovir disoproxil 245mg / Doravirine 100mg tablets Delstrigo (Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd) 30 Complete pack June
Levofloxacin 100mg/ml nebuliser liquid ampoules Quinsair (Chiesi Ltd) 56 Complete pack June
Sodium bicarbonate powder J M Loveridge 300g Complete pack May
Sodium valproate 100mg tablets Epilim 100mg crushable tablets (Sanofi) 100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10 June
Sodium valproate 200mg gastro-resistant tablets Epilim 200 gastro-resistant tablets (Sanofi)

All available generics

100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10 June
Sodium valproate 200mg modified-release tablets Epilim Chrono 200 tablets (Sanofi) 100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10 June
Sodium valproate 300mg modified-release tablets Epilim Chrono 300 tablets (Sanofi) 100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10 June
Sodium valproate 500mg gastro-resistant tablets Epilim 200mg gastro-resistant tablets (Sanofi)

All available generics

100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10 June
Sodium valproate 500mg modified-release tablets Epilim Chrono 500 (Sanofi) 100 (10 x 10)

30 (3 x 10)

Sub-pack of 10  June
Tartaric acid powder J M Loveridge Ltd 500g Complete pack May
Urea 10% lotion Eucerin Intensive 10% lotion (Beiersdorf UK Ltd) 250ml Complete pack June
Zinc oxide powder J M Loveridge 500g Complete pack May

 

The special container status of a drug can be viewed by entering the relevant product details into the dm+d browser.

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