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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Atenolol
(Tablets, Syrup)
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Green
 
   
Labetalol
(Tablets)
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Green
 
   
Propranolol
(Tablets, MR Capsules, Oral Solution)
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Green
 
   
Metoprolol
(Tablets)
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Green
 
   
Nebivolol
(Tablets)
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Green

5mg tablets only (2.5mg tablets are available but are significantly more expensive than 5mg tablets - for a 2.5mg dose use half a 5mg tablet)

 

For use in hypertension in patients intolerant of other beta-blockers. Hypertension and Cardiology specialities only.

 

 

 
   
Sotalol
(Tablets)
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Amber Initiation
 
   
Bisoprolol
(Tablets)
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Green
 
   
Carvedilol
(Tablets)
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Green

Second line agent for heart failure after bisoprolol

 
   
Esmolol
(Injection)
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Red

Critical care and theatres only

 
   
Metoprolol Tartrate (Betaloc)
(Injection)
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Red
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acebutolol  (Sectral®)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Co-amilozide  (Kalten)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Nifedipine  (Beta-Adalat)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Nifedipine  (Tenif)

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Non Formulary
 
Celiprolol Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary
 
Co-flumactone

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Non Formulary
 
Co-tenidone (atenolol and chlortalidone)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-triamterzide

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Non Formulary
 
Dyazide

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Non Formulary
 
Frusene

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Non Formulary
 
Kalspare

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Non Formulary
 
Lasilactone

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Nadolol  (Corgard)

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Non Formulary
 
Navispare

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Oxprenolol Hydrochloride  (Slow-Trasicor®)

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Oxprenolol Hydrochloride  (Trasicor®)

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Oxprenolol Hydrochloride and Cyclopenthiazide  (Trasidrex)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol  (Visken®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol and Clopamide  (Viskaldix)

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Timolol

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Timolol Maleate and Bendroflumethiazide  (Prestim)

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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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