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02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Bisoprolol
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First Choice
Green

Tablets

First line use for all patients with systolic LV dysfunction

 

 
Atenolol
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Green

Tablets, Syrup

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Carvedilol
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Green

Tablets

 
   
Celiprolol Hydrochloride
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Red
 
   
Esmolol
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Red

Injection/Infusion

 
   
Labetalol
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Green

Tablets

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Metoprolol
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Green

Tablets

 
   
Nebivolol
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Amber

Restricted Item

 
   
Propranolol
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Green

Tablet

Restricted Item Capsule MR & Liquid

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Sotalol
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Tablet

 
   
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Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Green

Green -Medicines suitable for routine use within primary care and Secondary care Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies  

Amber

Amber- Medicines suitable to be prescribed in primary care after specialist /Consultant recommendation or initiation. A supporting prescribing guideline may be requested which must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Medicines and Therapeutic Committee and approved by the Area Prescribing Committee.   

Red

Red-Hospital initiation and continuation only  

Amber Shared Care Protocol

AMBER SHARE CARE PROTOCOL- Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist and prescribed by primary care prescribers only under a shared care protocol, once the patient has been stabilised  

Blue

To be supplied from the appropriate commissioned provider.   

Green 2

GREEN 2- to be prescribed by primary care only   

Grey

GREY- NON FORMULARY (As agreed by Area Prescribing Committee)  

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