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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.09  Expand sub section  Antiplatelet drugs
Aspirin  (dispersable)
(antiplatelet)
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Formulary
Blue

Aspirin Enteric-Coated tablets are non-formulary. There is no evidence that e/c 75mg aspirin is better than non-e/c 75mg aspirin for reducing GI adverse effects.

 
   
Clopidogrel
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Prasugrel
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Formulary
Green
 
Link  NICE TA317 (replaces TA182): Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel
   
Ticagrelor
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Formulary
Green
 
Link  NICE TA236: Ticagrelor for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes
Link  NICE TA420: Ticagrelor for preventing atherothrombotic events after myocardial infarction
   
Abciximab
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Formulary
Red Hospital

Heart centre only

 
   
Dipyridamole
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Formulary
Green

Dipyridamole is currently considered formulary with some usage within cardiology and Stroke services.

 
   
Tirofiban
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Formulary
Red Hospital

Cardiology approval only

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Aspirin EC
(antiplatelet)

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Non Formulary
Link  IHT- Therapeutic Substitution Register
 
Cangrelor

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA351: Reducing Artherothrombotic Events
 
Dipyridamole and Aspirin

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Non Formulary
 
Eptifibatide  (Integrilin)

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Non Formulary
 
Vorapaxar  (Zontivity)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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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

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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