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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
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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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First Choice
Green
Tablets. 
Simvastatin
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Second Choice
Green
Tablets. 
Link  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) lipid modification guidance
Link  MHRA Interaction and dosing recommendations (August 2012)
Link  MHRA: Further information on diltiazem and amlodipine interaction (Oct 2012)
   
Pravastatin
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Third Choice
Green
Tablets.
  • Alternative to 2nd choice.
  •  
    Link  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) lipid modification guidance
       
    Rosuvastatin (Crestor®)
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    Third Choice
    Green
    Tablets. 
       
    Fluvastatin (Lescol®)
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    Formulary
    Amber
    Capsules.
    Existing patients only should not be newly initiated.
  • DCHFT: Held on formulary for renal patients only.
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    Link  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) lipid modification guidance
       
    02.12  Expand sub section  Nicotinic acid group
    02.12  Expand sub section  Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
    02.12  Expand sub section  PCSK9 inhibitors
    02.12  Expand sub section  Other lipid modifying agents
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    Fluvastatin  (Lescol® XL)

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    Non Formulary
     
    Simvastatin and Ezetimibe  (Inegy®)

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    Non Formulary
     
      
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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
    Display tracking information
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    Link to adult BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to children's BNF
    click to search medicines.org.uk
    Link to SPCs
    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

    Green

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

    Amber

    Amber drug - without shared care  

    Amber SCG

    Amber drug - with shared care guideline  

    Red

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

    Black

    Not recommended  

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