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02.05.05.02  Expand sub section  Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
Losartan
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First Choice
Green
 
Candesartan
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Second Choice
Green
 
   
Sacubitril / valsartan ( Entresto )
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber No SCG

  • Specialist initiation by Heart Failure Specialist with access to MDT as per NICE TA388

 
Link  NICE TA388: Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
Link  Prescribing Support: Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto)
   
Valsartan
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Advice

 

  • NWAFT: Formulary (capsules).
  • RPH: Formulary (capsules).
  • Non formulary at all other Trusts.
  • Prescribe as capsules in Primary Care.

 

 
   
Irbesartan
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Advice

  • CUHFT: Formulary

  • Non formulary at all other Trusts

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Azilsartan

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Cozaar- Comp
(Losartan & hydrochlorothiazide)

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Eprosartan

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Olmesartan

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
Telmisartan

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Non Formulary
Grey
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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

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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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