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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
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02.02.03  Expand sub section  Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
Amiloride Hydrochloride
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Tablets. 
   
02.02.03  Expand sub section  Aldosterone antagonists
Spironolactone
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Tablets, suspension.
  • DCHFT: The 10mg/5mL suspension (unlicensedunlicensed) is restricted to paediatric use only.
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    Eplerenone (InspraŽ )
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    Tablets.
  • Restricted Item Restricted. Specialist initiation.  
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    Triamterene  (Dytac®)

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    NHS England
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    May be initiated, stabilised and maintained in primary, secondary or tertiary care  

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    For secondary or tertiary care initiation and long-term maintenance of prescribing  

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