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02.05.05.02  Expand sub section  Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists
Losartan
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First Choice
Green 1

Restricted to second line agent for treatment of patients intolerant to ACE inhibitors

Losartan is 1st line "sartan" of choice

 
Candesartan
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Formulary
Green

 Restricted to second line agent for treatment of patients intolerant to ACE inhibitors

 

 

 
   
Irbesartan
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Green

 Restricted to second line agent for treatment of patients intolerant to ACE inhibitors

 

 

 
   
Sacubitril valsartan (Entresto)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

To be used in accordance with NICE guidance and to be initiated by members of the cardiology team only

 

 
Link  NICE TA388: Sacubitril valsartan for heart failure (updated 16/7/16 to include adoption resources)
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Azilsartan
(Edarbi)

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Non Formulary
 
Cozaar- Comp
(Losartan & hydrochlorothiazide)

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Non Formulary
 
Eprosartan  (Teveten)

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Non Formulary

Losartan is first line ARB choice

 
Olmesartan  (Sevikar)

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Non Formulary
 
Telmisartan

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Non Formulary
 
Valsartan

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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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