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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
Notes:
Unless explicitly stated, any brand names included in brackets next to a drug's generic name are there solely to aid searching and identification, and should not be considered to limit use to that specific brand.
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02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Bisoprolol
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First Choice
Green
  • Bisoprolol Tablets
 
Atenolol
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Formulary Green Traffic LightAtenolol Tablets
Green Traffic LightAtenolol Syrup
Red Traffic LightAtenolol Injection

 
   
Propranolol
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Formulary
Green
  • Propranolol MR Capsules
  • Propranolol SF Solution
  • Propranolol Tablets
 
   
Metoprolol
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Formulary Green Traffic Light Metoprolol Tablets
Green Traffic Light Metoprolol MR Tablets
Red Traffic Light Metoprolol Injection


 
   
Labetalol
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Restricted Drug Restricted

Green Traffic Light Labetalol Tablets
Restricted for use:

  • in pregnant hypertensive patients


 
Red Traffic Light Labetalol Injection
Restricted for use:

  • In pregnant hypertensive patients
  • In theatre for the treatment of intraoperative hypertension
  • In ICU for the treatment of malignant hypertension
 
   
Sotalol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Sotalol Tablets

Reserved for existing patients.

 
   
Carvedilol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Carvedilol Tablets

Restricted to Consultant cardiologist use only.

 
   
Celiprolol Hydrochloride
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Celiprolol 200mg Tablets

Reserved for existing patients only.

 
   
Pindolol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green
  • Pindolol Tablets

Reserved for existing patients.

 
   
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Green - Drugs suitable for generalised use in accordance with position summary. Inform primary care of need to prescribe using a TTO chart if in patient or Treatment Advice Note (TAN) if Outpatient.   

Amber

Amber - these drugs require specialist initiation or recommendation  

Amber SCG

Amber Share Care - Drugs suitable for generalist use, in accordance with position summary, normally following specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Red

Red - Drugs for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Red ULM

Red ULM - Unlicensed medicines for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Grey

Grey drugs - No formal commissioning position. Check appropriate CCG /NHSE commissioning list or contact CCG/NHSE Medicines Management team for advice. Fill in individual funding request for appropriate CCG/NHSE. This will need to be signed by the Chief Pharmacist and a copy of the relevant DTC submission attached.   

Black

Black - Drugs not routinely commissioned so should not usually be prescribed  

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