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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
Simvastatin
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Atorvastatin Tablets
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Atorvastatin chewable tablets
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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For patients unable to swallow ordinary tablets who would otherwise need a liquid.

 
 
Fluvastatin
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Pravastatin Sodium
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Rosuvastatin
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Not for primary prevention; only for secondary prevention in those whose response is not considered adequate for other statins, despite maximum tolerated doses; or where there is contraindication to other statins due to interactions. 

 
 
02.12  Expand sub section  Nicotinic acid group
02.12  Expand sub section  Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
02.12  Expand sub section  PCSK9 inhibitors
02.12  Expand sub section  Other lipid modifying agents
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 Non Formulary Items
Simvastatin and Ezetimibe  (Inegy)

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Unlicensed Drug
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High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
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Homecare
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CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber

Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

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