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Patient Information

  • RCH Neurology department sites

    Links to RCH Kids Health Information sheets


    Reports, forms and letters

    Please provide a minimum of three weeks notice for the preparation of reports, dictation, typing and correction of requested letters, and completion of forms. Clinic letters are usually sent to the referring doctor by Argus (secure email) or fax and are typically available within one week of the clinic visit.

    Prescriptions

    Apart from prescriptions written for inpatients or during outpatient clinic visits, the Department of Neurology encourages all patients to obtain repeat medication prescriptions from their usual general practitioner wherever possible. This includes authority medications and increased quantities of non-authority medications. Exceptions are medications that can only be prescribed by a consultant neurologist or are only available through the RCH Pharmacy.

    Outpatient prescriptions provided between clinic visits are only available for these medications:

    EPILEPSY

    • Cannabidiol (Tilray CBD100)
    • Clobazam (Frisium) only if dispensed at RCH
    • Felbamate (Felbatol)
    • Folinic acid (Leucovorin)
    • Midazolam (Hypnovel) only if dispensed at RCH
    • Phenobarbitone mixture
    • Phenytoin mixture
    • Pyridoxal-5-phosphate
    • Pyridoxine
    • Potassium Bromide (Dibro-BE mono)
    • Rufinamide (Inovelon)
    • Stiripentol (Diacomit) only if dispensed at RCH

    NEUROMUSCULAR

    • Ataluren (Translarna)
    • Ciclosporin (Cyclosporin)
    • Deflazacort (Emflaza)
    • Mexilitene (Mexitil)
    • Modafinil (Modavigil) only if dispensed at RCH
    • Mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)
    • 3,4-Diaminopyridine

    MS / DEMYELINATION

    • Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
    • Fampridine (Fampyra)
    • Fingolimod (Gilenya)
    • Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone)
    • Interferon beta 1a (Avonex, Rebif)
    • Interferon beta 1b (Betaferon)
    • Peginterferon 1a (Plegridy)
    • Teriflunomide (Aubagio)

    MOVEMENT DISORDERS

    • Glycopyrrolate mixture

    OTHER

    • Piracetam (Nootropil)
    • Flunarizine (Sibelium)
    • Sodium Oxybate (GHB)


    Updated July 2020