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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.08.02  Expand sub section  Oral anticoagulants
Warfarin Sodium Tablets 1mg
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Phenindione Tablets
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RedRed

Classified double red for new patients


Not routinely held in stock. Ordered on demand for existing patients.
 
Tablets 10mg, 25mg and 50mg

 
   
Acenocoumarol (Sinthrome)
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Dabigatran capsules (Pradaxa)
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Red
75mg and 110mg capsules for the prevention of VTE following elective hip or knee replacement surgery
 
Link  Protocol for the use of dabigatran following hip and knee replacement surgery
   
Dabigatran capsules (Pradaxa )
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Amber 2
Traffic light status:
Amber 2 for DVT/PE
Green for AF

110mg and 150mg capsules for the prophylaxis of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (the 75mg capsules are not licensed for use in this indication) 
Link  NICE TA249: Atrial fibrillation - dabigatran etexilate
Link  NICE TA327: Dabigatran etexilate for the treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism
   
Edoxaban 15mg & 30mg tablets (Lixiana)
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Amber 2

Amber 2 for DVT/PE
Green for AF 

 
Link  NICE TA354:Edoxaban for treating and for preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Link  NICE TA355: Edoxaban for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non‑valvular atrial fibrillation
   
Apixaban 2.5mg and 5mg Tablets (Eliquis )
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Amber 2
Traffic light status:
Amber 2 for DVT/PE
Green for AF 
Link  NICE TA245: Venous thromboembolism - apixaban (hip and knee surgery)
Link  NICE TA275: Stroke and systemic embolism (prevention, non-valvular atrial fibrillation) - apixaban
Link  NICE TA341: Apixaban for the treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism
   
Rivaroxaban tablets (Xarelto )
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Amber 2

Traffic light status:
Amber 2 for DVT/PE and ACS
Green for AF


Tablets:



  • 2.5mg

  • 10mg

  • 15mg

  • 20mg

 
Link  NICE TA256: Atrial fibrillation (stroke prevention) - rivaroxaban
Link  NICE TA261: Venous thromboembolism (treatment and long term secondary prevention) - rivaroxaban
Link  NICE TA287:Pulmonary embolism and recurrent venous thromboembolism - rivaroxaban
Link  NICE TA335: Rivaroxaban for preventing adverse outcomes after acute management of acute coronary syndrome
Link  NICE TA 607: Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease
   
02.08.02  Expand sub section  Stroke prevention in AF
02.08.02  Expand sub section  Atrial Fibrillation
02.08.02  Expand sub section  VTE treatment
02.08.02  Expand sub section  VTE prophylaxis in hip/knee surgery to top
02.08.02  Expand sub section  VTE Prophylaxis
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Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Amber 1

"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.  

Red

"Red" - Secondary care only  

RedRed

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

Grey

Traffic light status to be confirmed  

Green

May be prescribed in primary and secondary care  

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