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The following is a list of Medications currently in the queue. 166 record(s) found.
The following is a list of Medications currently in the queue. 166 record(s) found.
MedicationPharmacological CategoryFormulary BriefNotesSimilar Medications
Acetaminophen Analgesic, Miscellaneous
Adalimumab -OR- Etanercept (can choose either product) Antirheumatic, Disease Modifying; Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blocking Agent TNF Inhibitors (2016) ONLY In consultation with a rheumatologist Etanercept -OR- Adalimumab (can choose either product)
Albuterol nebulized solution Beta2 Agonist
Albuterol, metered dose inhaler (MDI) Beta2 Agonist NPTC Fall Meeting Update (2017) *Any product*
Alendronate Bisphosphonate Derivative Osteoporosis (2016)
Allopurinol Antigout Agent; Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor Gout (2016)
Amitriptyline Antidepressant, Tricyclic Antidepressants in Pain Mgmt (2014) Nortriptyline
Amlodipine Antihypertensive; Calcium Channel Blocker, Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers (2014) Diltiazem
Anastrozole Antineoplastic Agent, Aromatase Inhibitor
Angiotensin receptor blocker ==Removed April 2012==
Apixaban Anticoagulant; Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC); Factor Xa Inhibitor Direct Oral Anticoagulants (2017) Warfarin
Aspirin Antiplatelet Agent; Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug; Salicylate
Atenolol Antihypertensive; Beta-Blocker, Beta1 Selective Beta Blockers (2014) Metoprolol; Propranolol
Atorvastatin Antilipemic Agent, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Dyslipidemia Guideline Review (2014) Pravastatin; Rosuvastatin; Simvastatin
Atypical antipsychotic Atypical Antipsychotic Atypical Antipsychotic Agents (2015) *Any product*
Bupropion Antidepressant, Dopamine/Norepinephrine-Reuptake Inhibitor; Smoking Cessation Aid Nicotine Dependence (2015) Varenicline; Venlafaxine
Calcium Electrolyte supplement *Any formulation*
Carbamazepine Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous Antiepileptics (2014) Divalproex; Lamotrigine; Levetiracetam; Phenytoin; Topiramate
Carvedilol (immediate-release only) Antihypertensive; Beta-Blocker with Alpha-Blocking Activity Beta-blockers in Heart Failure (2017) Atenolol; Metoprolol; Propranolol
Chlorthalidone Antihypertensive; Thiazide-Related Diuretic Diuretic Agents (2014) Hydrochlorothiazide
Clindamycin, topical Topical Skin Product, Acne (Lincosamide Antibiotic) Acne (2013) *Any product*
Clonazepam Benzodiazepine Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (2015) Lorazepam
Clopidogrel Antiplatelet Agent Drug Interaction (2011) Aspirin
Conjugated estrogen vaginal cream, (Premarin) Estrogen Derivative Menopausal Hormone Therapy ==Removed May 2018== Estradiol tablets
Corticosteriods (Topical) - High potency (Class I and II) Topical Corticosteroids Psoriasis (2018) Corticosteroid (Topical) - Intermediate potency; Corticosteroid (Topical) - Low potency
Corticosteroid (Topical) - Intermediate potency Topical Corticosteroids *Any product* Corticosteriods (Topical) - High potency (Class I and II); Corticosteroid (Topical) - Low potency
Corticosteroid (Topical) - Low potency Topical Corticosteroids *Any product* Corticosteriods (Topical) - High potency (Class I and II); Corticosteroid (Topical) - Intermediate potency
Corticosteroid, intranasal Intranasal Corticosteroid *Any product*
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), oral Vitamin, Water Soluble Hematologic Supplements (2016)
Dedicated emergency contraceptive ==Removed September 2013==
Dextroamphetamine / Amphetamine (immediate release) Central Nervous System Stimulant Pediatric use only Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (long-acting)
Dextroamphetamine / Amphetamine (long-acting) Central Nervous System Stimulant Pediatric use only Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine (immediate release)
Diclofenac Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug NSAIDs (2014) *Any formulation* Ibuprofen; Indomethacin; Meloxicam; Naproxen
Dicyclomine Anticholinergic Agent Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2018)
Digoxin Antiarrhythmic Agent, Miscellaneous; Cardiac Glycoside Digoxin Use (2016)
Diltiazem Antihypertensive; Calcium Channel Blocker, Nondihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blockers (2014) Amlodipine
Divalproex Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous ER Lithium & Divalproex (2012) Carbamazepine; Lamotrigine; Levetiracetam; Phenytoin; Topiramate
Donepezil Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor (Central) 5mg and 10mg strengths
Doxazosin Alpha1 Blocker; Antihypertensive Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (2016) Prazosin; Tamsulosin
Duloxetine Antidepressant, Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor/Antagonist Diabetic Neuropathy (2018) Bupropion; Venlafaxine
Emtricitabine / Tenofovir (Truvada®) Antiretroviral; Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor REMS Guide Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Estradiol tablets Estrogen Derivative Menopausal Hormone Therapy (2016)
Estrogen vaginal cream Estrogen Derivative NPTC Spring Meeting Update (2018) *Any product* Estradiol tablets
Etanercept -OR- Adalimumab (can choose either product) Antirheumatic, Disease Modifying; Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blocking Agent TNF Inhibitors (2016) ONLY In consultation with a rheumatologist Adalimumab -OR- Etanercept (can choose either product)
Ethambutol Antitubercular Agent Isoniazid; Pyrazinamide; Rifampin; Rifapentine
Ethinyl estradiol / Etonogestrel vaginal ring Contraceptive; Estrogen and Progestin Combination Contraception (2016)
Ethinyl estradiol / Norelgestromin, transdermal Contraceptive; Estrogen and Progestin Combination Contraception (2016)
Etonogestrel, implant Contraceptive; Progestin Contraception (2016) For use by a skilled and privileged provider Oral contraceptive pill, progestin only
Fibric Acid Derivative ==Removed February 2017==
Finasteride 5 Alpha-Reductase Inhibitor Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (2016)
Fluoride, oral Nutritional Supplement Supplements in Oral Health (2016) *Any oral formulation*
Fluoxetine Antidepressant; Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Sertraline
Fluticasone / Salmeterol (Advair®) ==Removed October 2012==
Folic Acid Vitamin, Water Soluble Supplements in Womens Health (2016) Any product containing >400 mcg / daily dose
Furosemide Antihypertensive; Loop Diuretic Heart Failure Overview (2017)
Gabapentin Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous; GABA Analog Gabapentin & Pregabalin in Pain (2014)
Gemfibrozil ==Removed February 2014==
Glipizide Antidiabetic Agent; Sulfonylurea Sulfonylureas (2015)
Glucagon Antidote; Hypoglycemia For outpatient use
Glyburide ==Removed May 2015==
H1 Antagonist (2nd generation), long-acting Histamine H1 Antagonist, Second Generation *Any product*
Hydrochlorothiazide Antihypertensive; Thiazide Diuretic Diuretics (2014) Chlorthalidone
Hydroxychloroquine Antimalarial Non-biologic DMARDs (2016) Leflunomide; Methotrexate; Sulfasalazine
Ibuprofen Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug NSAIDs (2014) Diclofenac; Indomethacin; Meloxicam; Naproxen
Imipramine ==Removed May 2014==
Indomethacin Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug NSAIDs (2014) Diclofenac; Ibuprofen; Meloxicam; Naproxen
Insulin / Regular human (NovoLIN® R) Insulin, Short-Acting Insulins (2015) *Branded product*
Insulin aspart (NovoLog®) Insulin, Rapid-Acting Insulins (2015) *Branded product*; Pen Device
Insulin aspart / Insulin aspart protamine (NovoLog® Mix 70/30) Insulin, Combination (70/30 Mix) Insulins (2015) *Branded product*; Pen Device
Insulin detemir (Levemir®) Insulin, Long-Acting Insulins (2015) *Branded product*; Pen Device
Insulin NPH (NovoLIN® N) Insulin, Intermediate-Acting Insulins (2015) *Branded product*
Insulin NPH / Regular human insulin (NovoLIN® 70/30) Insulin, Combination (70/30 Mix) Insulins (2015) *Branded product*
Intrauterine device, copper Contraceptive Contraception (2016) *Any product* For use by a skilled and privileged provider Intrauterine device, levonorgestrel
Intrauterine device, levonorgestrel Contraceptive, Progestin Contraception (2016) *Any product* For use by a skilled and privileged provider Intrauterine device, copper
Ipratropium, MDI ==Removed August 2015==
Iron, oral Iron Salt Hematologic Supplements (2016) *Any oral formulation*
Isoniazid Antitubercular Agent Ethambutol; Pyrazinamide; Rifampin; Rifapentine
Isosorbide dinitrate ==Removed August 2013==
Isosorbide mononitrate Antianginal Agent; Vasodilator Nitroglycerin 0.4 Milligrams; Sublingual; Nitroglycerin patch
Lactulose Ammonium Detoxicant; Laxative, Osmotic Cirrhosis & Complications (2015) Polyethylene glycol
Lamotrigine Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous Antiepileptics (2014) Carbamazepine; Divalproex; Levetiracetam; Phenytoin; Topiramate
Laxative, bulk-forming Bulk-forming Laxative *Any product*
Laxative, stimulant Stimulant Laxative *Any product*
Leflunomide Antirheumatic, Disease Modifying Non-biologic DMARDs (2016) Hydroxychloroquine; Methotrexate; Sulfasalazine
Letrozole Antineoplastic Agent, Aromatase Inhibitor
Levetiracetam Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous Antiepileptics (2014) Carbamazepine; Divalproex; Lamotrigine; Phenytoin; Topiramate
Levonorgestrel (Plan B One-Step®) Contraceptive, Progestin Indian Health Manual: Chap 15 (2015) *Branded product* Ulipristal
Levothyroxine Thyroid Agent
Lisinopril Antihypertensive, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor ACEIs & ARBs in Heart Failure (2017)
Lithium Antimanic Agent ER Lithium & Divalproex (2012)
Loperamide Antidiarrheal Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2018)
Lopinavir / Ritonavir (Kaletra®) ==Removed August 2013==
Lorazepam Benzodiazepine Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (2015) Clonazepam
Losartan Antihypertensive, Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker ACEIs & ARBs in Heart Failure (2017) ARBs (2014)
Lovastatin ==Removed April 2012==
Low-molecular weight heparin Low-molecular Weight Heparin VTE Prophylaxis (2011) *Any product*
Medroxyprogesterone acetate, injection Contraceptive, Progestin (Injection/Depot) Contraception (2016) Medroxyprogesterone, oral; Oral contraceptive pill, progestin only
Medroxyprogesterone, oral Contraceptive; Progestin Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (2017) Medroxyprogesterone acetate, injection; Oral contraceptive pill, progestin only
Meloxicam Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug NSAIDs (2014) Diclofenac; Ibuprofen; Indomethacin; Naproxen
Metformin Antidiabetic Agent; Biguanide
Methotrexate Antineoplastic Agent; Antirheumatic; Disease Modifying; Immunosuppresant Agent Non-biologic DMARDs (2016) Hydroxychloroquine; Leflunomide; Sulfasalazine
Methylphenidate (immediate release) Central Nervous System Stimulant Pediatric use only Methylphenidate (long-acting)
Methylphenidate (long-acting) Central Nervous System Stimulant Pediatric use only Methylphenidate (immediate release)
Metoprolol Antihypertensive; Beta-Blocker, Beta1 Selective Beta-blockers in Heart Failure (2017) Atenolol; Propranolol
Mometasone (Asmanex®) Corticosteroid, Inhalant *Branded product* Mometasone / Formoterol (Dulera®)
Mometasone / Formoterol (Dulera®) Beta2 agonist, Long-Acting; Corticosteroid, Inhalant *Branded product* Mometasone (Asmanex®)
Montelukast Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist
Naloxone Antidote; Opioid Antagonist Treatment of Opioid Overdose (2014) Naltrexone
Naltrexone Antidote; Opioid Antagonist Alcohol Use Disorders (2015) Naloxone
Naproxen Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug NSAIDs (2014) Diclofenac; Ibuprofen; Indomethacin
Niacin extended release (Niaspan®) ==Removed February 2017==
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), combination Smoking Cessation Aid Nicotine Dependence (2015) Combination NRT (nicotine patches + any short-acting NRT product) Bupropion; Varenicline
Nifedipine (controlled or extended release) ==Removed August 2014==
Nitroglycerin 0.4 milligrams, sublingual Antianginal Agent; Antidote, Extravasation; Vasodilator Isosorbide mononitrate; Nitroglycerin patch
Nitroglycerin patch Antianginal Agent; Antidote, Extravasation; Vasodilator Isosorbide mononitrate; Nitroglycerin 0.4 milligrams; Sublingual
Nortriptyline Antidepressant, Tricyclic Antidepressants in Pain Mgmt (2014) Amitriptyline
Omeprazole (enteric coated) ==Removed February 2014==
Ophthalmic Prostaglandin Analog Ophthalmic Prostaglandin Analog Ophth Prostaglandin Analogs (2018) *Any product*
Oral contraceptive pill, extended cycle Contraceptive Contraception (2016) *Any product*
Oral contraceptive pill, monophasic: 20mcg EE (low) Contraceptive *Any product* Monophasic: 30-35mcg EE (medium); Oral contraceptive pill
Oral contraceptive pill, monophasic: 30-35mcg EE (medium) Contraceptive *Any product* Monophasic: 20mcg EE (low) ; Oral contraceptive pill
Oral contraceptive pill, progestin only Contraceptive *Any product* Etonogestrel; Implant; Intrauterine Device; Levonorgestrel
Oral contraceptive pill, triphasic Contraceptive *Any product* Monophasics ; Oral Contraceptive Pill
Oxybutynin Antispasmodic Agent, Urinary Overactive Bladder (2013) Trospium
Phenytoin Anticonvulsant, Hydantoin Antiepileptics (2014) Carbamazepine; Divalproex; Lamotrigine; Levetiracetam; Topiramate
Pioglitazone Antidiabetic Agent, Thiazolidinedione Thiazolidinediones (2017)
Polyethylene glycol Laxative, Osmotic Irritable Bowel Syndrome (2018) *Any product* Lactulose
Pravastatin Antilipemic Agent, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Hyperlipidemia (2017) Atorvastatin; Rosuvastatin; Simvastatin
Prazosin Alpha1 Blocker; Antihypertensive PTSD Indication (2012) Doxazosin; Tamsulosin
Prednisone Corticosteroid, Systemic
Propranolol Antihypertensive; Beta-Blocker, Non-Selective Beta Blockers (2014) Atenolol; Metoprolol
Proton pump inhibitor Proton Pump Inhibitor GERD & PUD (2018) *Any product*
Pyrazinamide Antitubercular Agent Ethambutol; Isoniazid; Rfapentine ; Rifampin
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) Vitamin, Water Soluble Supplements in Obstetrics (2016)
Raltegravir (Isentress®) Antiretroviral; Integrase Inhibitor Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Ranitidine Histamine H2 Antagonist GERD & PUD (2018)
Rifampin Antitubercular Agent Ethambutol; Isoniazid; Pyrazinamide; Rifapentine
Rifapentine Antitubercular Agent Rifapentine (2013) Ethambutol; Isoniazid; Pyrazinamide; Rifampin
Rosuvastatin Antilipemic Agent, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Hyperlipidemia (2017) Atorvastatin; Pravastatin; Simvastatin
Salmeterol (Serevent®) ==Removed September 2011==
Salsalate Salicylate
Saxagliptin Antidiabetic Agent, Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 (DPP-4) Inhibitor DPP-4 Inhibitors (2017)
Serotonin 5-HT1 agonist (Triptan) Antimigraine Agent; Serotonin 5-HT 1B/1D Receptor Agonist Triptans (2016) 2 "triptan" agents required, one must be sumatriptan Sumatriptan
Sertraline Antidepressant, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Fluoxetine
Sevelamer carbonate Phosphate Binder Phosphate Binders (2018) For patients on dialysis who cannot use calcium-based phosphate binders due to hypercalcemia Calcium
Simvastatin Antilipemic Agent, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Dyslipidemia Guideline Review (2014) Atorvastatin; Pravastatin; Rosuvastatin
Spironolactone Antihypertensive; Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists; Potassium Sparing Diuretic Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist in HF (2017)
Sulfasalazine 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Derivative Hydroxychloroquine; Leflunomide; Methotrexate
Sulindac ==Removed May 2014==
Sumatriptan Antimigraine Agent; Serotonin 5-HT 1B/1D Receptor Agonist Triptans (2016) 2 "triptan" agents required, one must be sumatriptan
Tamoxifen Antineoplastic Agent, Estrogen Receptor Antagonist; Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator
Tamsulosin Alpha1 Blocker Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (2016) Doxazosin; Prazosin
Terazosin ==Removed January 2012==
Tiotropium (Spiriva®) Long-Acting Anticholinergic Agent Inhaled Anticholinergics (2011) *Branded product*
Topiramate Anticonvulsant, Miscellaneous Antiepileptic Medications (2014) Carbamazepine; Divalproex; Lamotrigine; Levetiracetam; Phenytoin
Trazodone ==Removed October 2015==
Tretinoin, topical Topical Skin Product, Acne Acne (2013) *Any product*
Trospium Antispasmodic Agent; Urinary Overactive Bladder (2013) Oxybutynin
Ulipristal Contraceptive; Progestin Receptor Modulator Contraception (2016) Levonorgestrel (Plan B One-Step®)
Vaccines, All ACIP-recommended Vaccines Vaccine (2011) All ACIP recommended vaccines for routine use in accordance with ACIP guidelines
Varenicline Partial Nicotine Agonist, Smoking Cessation Aid Nicotine Dependence (2015) Bupropion
Venlafaxine Antidepressant, Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor/Antagonist SNRIs (2012) Bupropion; Duloxetine
Verapamil ==Removed August 2014==
Vitamin D Vitamin D Analog Vitamin D (2010) *Any product*
Vitamin D Analog (Topical) Vitamin D Analog Psoriasis (2018) *Any product*
Warfarin Anticoagulant; Vitamin K Antagonist Direct Oral Anticoagulants (2017)