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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
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02.03.02  Expand sub section  Drugs for arrhythmias
02.03.02  Expand sub section  Supraventricular arrhythmias
02.03.02  Expand sub section  Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
Amiodarone
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Formulary
Advice
  • Treatment should be initiated only under hospital or specialist supervision. Clear information must be provided by the hospital specialist to the GP
  • UNDER REVIEW: In line with NHS England guidance the place in therapy of amiodarone is under review locally.
  • Guidance is currently being developed to support the place in therapy for new patients and support primary care with the review of existing patients.

 

 
Link  Amiodarone Prescribing Support
Link  Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care_Guidance for CCGs: Amiodarone
   
Disopyramide
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber No SCG

 

  • NWAFT: Only capsules are on formulary 

 

 
   
Flecainide
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Formulary
Amber No SCG
 
   
Procainamide
(Injection (unlicensed))
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

  • CUHFT and RPH: Available from "Special order" manufacturers or specialist importing companies.unlicensed unlicensed

  • ECG monitoring required

  • Non formulary at all other Trusts

 
   
Propafenone (Arthmol)
(Tablet)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

  • NWAFT and RPH: Formulary (specialist use only)

  • ECG monitoring required

  • Non formulary at all other Trusts

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Flecainide Acetate  (Tambocor, Tambocor XL )

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Grey
 
  
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Scottish Medicines Consortium
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Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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Status Description

OTC

Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care   

Green

Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.   

Advice

Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.  

Amber No SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.  

Amber SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.  

Red Hospital

Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.  

Switch

Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.   

Black

Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.  

Grey

Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.   

Non Formulary

Non-Formulary (category under review).  

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