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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.05.05  Expand sub section  Drugs affecting the renin-angiotensin system
02.05.05.01  Expand sub section  Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
Ramipril
(capsule)
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First Choice
Green
 
Captopril
(tablet)
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Formulary
Red

Restricted Item  Child Health and for patients particularly at risk of hypotension

 
   
Captopril
(liquid)
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Amber Initiation

Restricted Item  Child Health and for patients particularly at risk of hypotension

 
   
Enalapril
(tablet)
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Green
 
   
Lisinopril
(tablet)
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Blue
 
   
02.05.05.02  Expand sub section  Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
Candesartan
(tablet)
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Green
 
   
Losartan
(tablet)
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Green
 
   
Sacubitril valsartan (Entresto)
(tablet)
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Amber Initiation
 
Link  NICE TA388: Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
   
02.05.05.03  Expand sub section  Renin inhibitors
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 Non Formulary Items
Aliskiren  (Rasilez)
(tablets)

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Link  MHRA Safety Update: Aliskiren (Rasilez): risk of cardiovascular and renal adverse reactions
Link  MHRA Safety Update:Aliskiren (Rasilez): risk of angioedema and renal dysfunction
 
Amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide & olmesartan  (Sevikar HCT )
(tablets)

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Enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Eprosartan
(tabs)

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Non Formulary
 
Fosinopril
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Imidapril  (Tanatril)
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Irbesartan
(tabs)

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Non Formulary
 
Lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Olmesartan
(tabs)

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Non Formulary
 
Perindopril
(tablets)

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Non Formulary

NHS England: Perindopril arginine should not be routinely prescribed in primary care

All perindopril formulations are non-formulary

 
Quinapril
(tablets)

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Quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide
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Ramipril & felodipine  (Triapin)
(prolonged-release tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Telmisartan
(tabs)

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Trandolapril
(capsules)

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Non Formulary
 
Valsartan
(tabs/caps/oral solution)

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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
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Link to SPCs
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
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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