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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
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Any drug not listed on the Formulary should be considered Non-Formulary - Not recommended for prescribing

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02.02.03  Expand sub section  Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
Amiloride Hydrochloride
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Formulary
Green
5mg Tablets
5mg in 5mL Sugar-Free Liquid 
   
02.02.03  Expand sub section  Aldosterone antagonists
Spironolactone 25mg, 50mg & 100mg
(Tablets)
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Eplerenone
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Amber

25mg & 50mg Film-Coated Tablets

For 2nd-line use after spironolactone.

 
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Spironolactone 25mg in 5mL
( Sugar-Free Suspension)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Green

Only use if tablets unsuitable. N.B. tablets can be crushed and mixed with water for enteral feeding tube administration.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Triamterene  (Dytac®)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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High Cost Medicine
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Red

RED - Hospital only to be prescribed by a specialist and supplied from secondary care ONLY throughout treatment  

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Amber medicines are considered suitable for GP prescribing following specialist initiation.  

Green

These medicines are appropriate for initiation in both primary and secondary care. Prescribing is appropriate within licensed or local recommendations   

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Shared Care - these medicines require 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.   

Black

A decision has been made by either or both the local or national NHS not to routinely commission this preparation for its licensed indications. Do not prescribe.   

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