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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
Notes:
This formulary is used by multiple organisations. There may be some instances where an item is on the formulary for one organisation but not the others. To help distinguish between each organisation, text will be colour coded, i.e. information relating to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust will be in blue and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be in purple. Please ensure you read all information detailed under a drug.   
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02.12  Expand sub section  Lipid-regulating drugs
02.12  Expand sub section  Bile acid sequestrants
02.12  Expand sub section  Ezetimibe
02.12  Expand sub section  Fibrates
02.12  Expand sub section  Statins to top
Atorvastatin
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablet
 
Link  MHRA advice on atorvastatin interactions and doses (NB information on simvastatin contained in this has been superseded- see simvastatin)
Link  NPC: Info on simvstatin 80mg vs atorvastatin 80mg (Aug 2010)
   
Pravastatin
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablet - for continuation therapy in RENAL TRANSPLANT patients ONLY
 
   
Rosuvastatin
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Formulary
Green

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item >> tablet 

 
   
Simvastatin
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Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item tablet
 
   
02.12  Expand sub section  Nicotinic acid group
02.12  Expand sub section  Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
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 Non Formulary Items
Fluvastatin  (Lescol)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Fluvastatin  (Lescol XL)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice
 
Pravastatin Sodium  (Lipostat)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >>see generic drug
 
Simvastatin  (Zocor)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >>see generic drug
 
Simvastatin and Ezetimibe  (Inegy)

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Non Formulary
Green
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> NON - Formulary Item - contact pharmacy for advice

 
  
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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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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
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

Red

Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only  

Brown

Drugs that have been reviewed and not recommended for prescribing. These drugs are not considered a cost-effective use of scarce NHS resources. There may be individual patient-specific or clinical reasons why a drug deemed low priority may be suitable for a particular patient. This is for the GP to consider, weighing up the reasons against his/her allocated CCG budget. Where the decision is made to prescribe a low priority drug, detailed documentation must be included in the patients' notes for audit purposes. *Please note that low priority drug requests are unsuitable for the Case Review Committee and therefore should not be sent to this committee. Where new drugs come to market, under APC policy 085, they will be classified Brown until a review is deemed necessary.  

Amber Prescribing Guidelines

Medicines that should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the primary care provider that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred. Prescribing Guidelines are in place and must be adhered to.  

Amber without Prescribing Guidelines

Medicines that should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the primary care provider that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred. Prescribing Guidelines are not required for these items.  

Green

Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary care within their licensed indication in accordance with the BNF or other recognised national formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing  

Amber

Not Used   

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