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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Atenolol
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Atenolol injection restricted to cardiology and ITU only.
  • RNOH:
    • Tablets available. Oral syrup available as 5 mg/mL
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Tabs 50 mg, 100 mg; Syrup 25 mg/5 ml
 
   
Bisoprolol
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Carvedilol
(Cardiology)
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Co-tenidone (atenolol and chlortalidone)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Provider notes

  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Esmolol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Only 100mg/10ml vials are kept at NMUHT.
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to ITU, cardiology and theatres only.
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Labetalol
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Metoprolol
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Metoprolol injection restricted to cardiology and ITU only.
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Nebivolol
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Provider notes

  • RFL:
    • BGH: 2nd line treatment for patients intolerant of or failed bisoprolol/metoprolol for heart failure
    • Cardiology use only
 
   
Propranolol
(Cardiology)
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Immediate release or modified release.

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • No restriction stated
 
   
Sotalol
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Sotalol injection not kept at the RFH.
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Tablets 40mg, 80mg only
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acebutolol

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Non Formulary
 
Amiloride + cyclopenthiazide  (Navispare)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol + Co-amilozide  (Kalten)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol + Nifedipine

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Non Formulary
 
Burinex A

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Non Formulary
 
Celiprolol
(Cardiology)

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Non Formulary

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Co-flumactone

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Non Formulary

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Check for MHRA Drug Safety Updates
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Co-triamterzide

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Non Formulary

Provider notes

  • RFL:
    • No restriction stated
 
Dyazide

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Non Formulary
 
Furosemide + spironolactone.  (Lasilactone)

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Non Formulary

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Check for MHRA Drug Safety Updates
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Kalspare

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Non Formulary
 
Nadolol

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Non Formulary
 
Oxprenolol Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
Oxprenolol Hydrochloride and Cyclopenthiazide  (Trasidrex)

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Non Formulary
 
Oxprenolol Hydrochloride modified release  (Slow-Trasicor)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol and Clopamide  (Viskaldix)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate and Bendroflumethiazide  (Prestim)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate and Co-amilozide  (Moducren)

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Non Formulary
 
Triamterene + furosemide  (Frusene)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Status Description

GP - 1st

Medicines suitable for first-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.

  

GP - 2nd

Medicines suitable for second-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.

  

GP - Amber

Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist. Prescribing can be transferred to primary care once the patient has been stabilised.

Shared care: For drugs with regular, ongoing need for monitoring and/or assessment of efficacy or toxicity. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the North Central London JFC.

Fact sheet: For drugs with some concerns surrounding safety or efficacy but do not require regular monitoring and/or monitoring of effectiveness/toxicity.

  

GP - Red

Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only (hospital only).

For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.

  

GP - Grey

Medicines on hospital formularies which have not been reviewed for suitability in primary care.  

Black

Medicines not recommended for routine use in primary or secondary care.

Medicines, which the North Central London JFC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.

  

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