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02.06.02  Expand sub section  Calcium-channel blockers
Amlodipine
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First Choice
Green 1
 
Felodipine
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Second Choice
Green 2

2nd line after Amlodipine

 
   
Diltiazem Hydrochloride
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Green

Please prescribe as Zemtard

At 360mg dose, please use Viazem XL

 
   
Nifedipine (Adalat LA)
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Green

ONCE daily preparation

 
   
Nifedipine (Coracten SR)
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Green

twice daily preparation

 
   
Nimodipine (Nimotop)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Generic only. Restricted to use for subarachnoid haemorrhage.

 
   
Verapamil
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Green

Not for use as an anti-arrhythmic treatment

 

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Amlodipine and Valsartan  (Exforge)

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Isradipine  (Prescal)

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Lacidipine  (Motens®)

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Non Formulary
 
Lercanidipine

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Nicardipine

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Nisoldipine  (Syscor MR)

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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
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

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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