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Dispensing Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% oromucosal solution alcohol free sugar free on a dental prescription (FP10D)

Following the deletion of Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% oromucosal solution alcohol free sugar free from the Dental Formulary (Part XVIIA of the Drug Tariff) in January, the Department of Health have agreed a concession so that all dental prescriptions (FP10Ds) written as “Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% oromucosal solution alcohol free sugar free” will be reimbursed for the month of January only.

As of 1 February 2013, if a dental prescription is written generically, it must read "Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.2% mouthwash" as this is how it now appears in the Dental Formulary.

Products can be prescribed both generically and by brand as long as the generic description appears in the dental formulary.


Related FAQs

Can I dispense Curasept on a dental prescription?

The brand Curasept has been registered as a medical device and is not listed in Part IX of the Drug Tariff so therefore cannot be dispensed against either generic or branded prescriptions on any NHS prescription form.

Is Periogard prescribable on the NHS?

Periogard has now been discontinued however if you still have stock remaining on your shelf you can continue to dispense it provided the FP10D prescription states “mouthwash” rather than “oromucosal solution” and the prescription is endorsed accordingly.  By doing so contractors can ensure they are appropriately paid for this item when the prescription is processed at the NHSBSA.

Posted 25 January 2013

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