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02.02.03  Expand sub section  Potassium-sparing diuretics and aldosterone antagonists
Amiloride Hydrochloride Tablet 5mg
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02.02.03  Expand sub section  Aldosterone antagonists
Spironolactone
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Tablet 25mg, 50mg and 100mg
  
Spironolactone should be used first line where an aldosterone antagonist is indicated for all stages of heart failure.

 
   
Eplerenone Tablet 25mg and 50mg  (Inspra)
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Formulary Should only be used in patients who have had a recent MI (as per licensing) or those who have had side effects with spironolactone e.g gynaecomastia.  
   
Spironolactone suspension 50mg/5ml
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Spironolactone  (Aldactone®)

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Triamterene  (Dytac®)

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"Amber 1" - These are medicines that require significant monitoring and the decision to treat with an AMBER medicine should be made by specialists only  

Amber 2

"Amber 2" - These are medicines that require little or no monitoring by the GP, but should only be prescribed in general practice after they have been recommended following specialist referral.  

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"Red" - Secondary care only  

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"Double Red" - NOT recommended for prescribing in either primary or secondary care  

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May be prescribed in primary and secondary care  

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