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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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02.05.05.02  Expand sub section  Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
Candesartan
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Green
2mg, 4mg, 8mg & 16mg Tablets 
   
Irbesartan
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Green
75mg, 150mg & 300mg Tablets 
   
Losartan
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Green
12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg & 100mg Tablets  
   
Sacubitril and valsartan (Entresto)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
24mg/26mg, 49mg/51mg, 97mg/103mg
Must only be prescribed in accordance with NICE TA388. Can only be initiated by a heart failure specialist.
N.B. completed Patient Initiation Form must be handed in to Pharmacy with the first prescription.This is on Evolve.
 
Link  NICE TA388: Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
   
Valsartan
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40mg, 80mg & 160mg Capsules

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Azilsartan

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Non Formulary
 
Cozaar- Comp

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Non Formulary
 
Eprosartan  (Teveten)

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Non Formulary
 
Olmesartan  (Sevikar)

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Non Formulary
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THE most expensive angiotensin-II receptor antagonist (about 25 times more than valsartan). Must not be initiated.
 
Telmisartan

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Red

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

Amber

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   

Amber SCG

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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