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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.02.03  Expand sub section  Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
Amiloride Hydrochloride (tabs,liquid)
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For hypokalemia in oncology patients only

 
   
02.02.03  Expand sub section  Aldosterone antagonists
Eplerenone
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Green

Usually specialist initiation within Secondary Care setting, but for heart failure, treatment can also be initiated under the supervision/recommendation of a Consultant Cardiologist, General Practitioners with a Special Interest in Cardiology or Heart Failure Specialist Nurses

 
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Spironolactone
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Blue

MHRA:Risk of hyperkalaemia

 
   
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Triamterene  (Dytac®)

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Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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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Blue

For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

Green

Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

Amber

Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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