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

Prescribe as dispersible only (can be swallowed whole). No proven value for Enteric Coated preparations.

Suppositories (unlicensed preparation) are available

 

 

 
   
Clopidogrel
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Green

Clopidogrel should be stopped 1 year after a NSTEMI when used in combination with aspirin

 

 
   
Eptifibatide (Integrilin)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
 
   
Prasugrel (Efient)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

 

 

 
Link  NICE TA317 (replaces TA182): Acute coronary syndrome - prasugrel
   
Ticagrelor (Brilique)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber

 

 

 
Link  NICE TA236: Ticagrelor for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes
Link  NICE TA420: Ticagrelor for preventing atherothrombotic events after myocardial infarction
   
Tirofiban (Aggrastat)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Abciximab

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Non Formulary
 
Cangrelor

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA351: Reducing Artherothrombotic Events
 
Clopidogrel 300mg  (Plavix)

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Non Formulary
 
Dipyridamole

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Non Formulary
 
Dipyridamole  (Persantin)

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Non Formulary

DISCONTINUED by the manufacturer

 
Dipyridamole  (Persantin Retard)

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Non Formulary

DISCONTINUED by the manufacturer. Switch patients to clopidogrel or use generic dipyridamole MR 200mg BD if patient intolerant of clopidogrel.

 
Dipyridamole and Aspirin

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Non Formulary
 
Vorapaxar  (Zontivity)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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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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