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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.09  Expand sub section  Antiplatelet drugs
Abciximab
(injection)
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Formulary
Red
 
Link  NICE TA47: Guidance on the use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors in the treatment of ACS
   
Aspirin
(dispersible tablet)
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Green
 
   
Aspirin
(suppositories/injection)
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Red

unlicensed injection is unlicensed 

 
   
Clopidogrel
(tablet)
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Green
 
Link  NICE TA210: Clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole for the prevention of occlusive vascular events
   
Dipyridamole
(MR capsule)
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Green
 
Link  NICE TA210: Clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole for the prevention of occlusive vascular events
   
Dipyridamole
(liquid)
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Amber Recommended

Only if opening capsules is inappropriate

Liquid is sugar free

 
Link  NICE TA210: Clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole for the prevention of occlusive vascular events
   
Eptifibatide (Integrilin)
(injection)
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Red
 
   
Prasugrel (Efient)
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended
 
Link  NICE TA317: Prasugrel with PCI for treating ACS
   
Ticagrelor
(orodispersible tablet)
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Red

For patients temporarily unable to swallow

 
   
Ticagrelor (Brilique)
(tablet)
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Green
 
Link  NICE TA236: Ticagrelor for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes
Link  NICE TA420: Ticagrelor for preventing atherothrombotic events after myocardial infarction
   
Ticlopidine
(tablet)
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Red

unlicensed unlicensed

Restricted Item Specialist use only.

 
   
Tirofiban (Aggrastat)
(injection)
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Red
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aspirin
(enteric-coated/gastro-resistant tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Cangrelor Black Triangle  (Kengrexal)
(injection/infusion)

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA351: Reducing Artherothrombotic Events
 
  
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Unlicensed
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Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
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Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
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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