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02.05.04  Expand sub section  Alpha-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Doxazosin
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First Choice
Green

  • Immediate release only. Modified release tablets are non formulary.

  • Dose should be started low and titrated up.

 
Prazosin
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Advice

 

  • Doxazosin is the 1st line choice of alpha blocker.
  • CUHFT: Formulary.
  • Non formulary at all other Trusts.

September 2020 - Shortage of Prazosin (Hypovase) 1mg tablets

  • Hypovase 1mg tablets are out of stock with resupply date to be confirmed. 
  • Hypovase 500mcg tablets are currently available.
 
   
02.05.04  Expand sub section  Phaeochromocytoma
Phenoxybenzamine
(Capsules)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

  • CUHFT and NWAFT: Restricted to hypertension in phaeochromocytoma only.

  • Non formulary at all other Trusts


Owing to risk of contact sensitisation healthcare professionals should avoid contamination of hands.

 
   
Phentolamine
(antihypertensive)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red Hospital

 




    • CUHFT and NWAFT: Formulary



 




    • Non formulary at all other Trusts



 

 
Link  Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC): Phentolamine mesilate solution for injection
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Indoramin

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Indoramin  (Doralese)

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Terazosin

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
  
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Unlicensed
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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
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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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