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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Atenolol
(tablet/liquid)
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Green
 
   
Atenolol
(injection)
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Red
 
   
Bisoprolol
(tablet)
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Green

Heart failure - first line

 
   
Carvedilol
(tablet)
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Green

Heart failure - second line

 
   
Esmolol
(injection)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Restricted Item Critical care only

 
   
Labetalol
(injection)
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Red
 
   
Labetalol
(tablet)
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Metoprolol
(tablet)
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Amber Initiation

Tablets for initiation, review after 24 hours

 
   
Metoprolol
(injection)
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Red
 
   
Propranolol
(tablet/liquid/MR capsule)
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Green
 
   
Propranolol
(injection)
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Red

unlicensed unlicensed

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acebutolol  (Sectral)
(capsules/tablets)

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Celiprolol hydrochloride
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-amilozide
(tablets)

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Non Formulary

Amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide

 
Co-tenidone
(tablets)

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Non Formulary

Atenolol and chlortalidone

 
Co-triamterzide  (Dyazide)
(tablets)

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Non Formulary

Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene

 
Cyclopenthiazide & amiloride  (Navispare )
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Furosemide & spironolactone  (Lasilactone )
(capsules)

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Non Formulary
 
Furosemide & triamterene  (Frusene )
(tablets)

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Nadolol  (Corgard)
(tablets)

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Nebivolol
(tablets)

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Black

Not supported by DPC 

 
Oxprenolol
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol maleate
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Triamterene & chlortalidone  (Kalspare )
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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