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02.05.01  Expand sub section  Vasodilator antihypertensive drugs
Hydralazine
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Hydralazine
(injection)
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Red
 
   
Iloprost 100micrograms/ml
(infusion)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Refer to UHS Iloprost Intravenous Infusion Guidelines

 
   
Minoxidil
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Sildenafil (Revatio)
(tablet)
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Red
High Cost Medicine

Restricted Item  Specialist use only. Pulmonary hypertension.

 
   
Sodium nitroprusside
(injection)
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Red

unlicensed unlicensed

Restricted Item  Critical Care and Child Health nephrology only

 
   
Ambrisentan
(tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

For patients managed under a shared care agreement with the Royal Brompton Hospital only

 
   
Bosentan (Tracleer)
(tablet)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

For patients managed under a shared care agreement with the Royal Brompton Hospital only

 
   
Macitentan (Opsumit )
(tablet)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
High Cost Medicine

For patients managed under a shared care agreement with the Royal Brompton Hospital only.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Iloprost
(nebuliser solution)

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Non Formulary

Note: infusion is formulary

 
Riociguat  (Adempas)
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
High Cost Medicine
 
  
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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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