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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
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
(tablet)
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First Choice
Green
 
Pravastatin
(tablet)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Rosuvastatin
(tablet)
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Formulary
Green

Restricted Item Reserved for use in patients requiring high intensity statin unable to tolerate/unsuitable for atorvastatin or high dose simvastatin

 
   
Simvastatin
(tablet)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Fluvastatin
(capsules/prolonged-release tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
Simvastatin & ezetimibe  (Inegy)
(tablets)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
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Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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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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