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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.12  Expand sub section  Lipid-regulating drugs
02.12  Expand sub section  Statins
Simvastatin Tablets
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First Choice Tablets 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. 
Atorvastatin Tablets
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Second Choice Tablets 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg.
NON-FORMULARY: Liptor brand, including chewable tablets are DOUBLE RED

Please note only chewable tablets are double red 
   
Pravastatin Sodium Tablets
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Restricted Drug Restricted For patients who are on oral anticoagulants and who cannot tolerate other statins.

Tablets 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. 
   
Rosuvastatin tablets
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Formulary
Green
5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablets 
   
02.12  Expand sub section  Bile acid sequestrants
02.12  Expand sub section  Ezetimibe
02.12  Expand sub section  Fibrates to top
02.12  Expand sub section  Nicotinic acid group
02.12  Expand sub section  Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
02.12  Expand sub section  PCSK9 inhibitors
02.12  Expand sub section  Other lipid modifying agents
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 Non Formulary Items
Fluvastatin  (Lescol®)

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Non Formulary
 
Fluvastatin  (Lescol® XL)

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Non Formulary
 
Pravastatin Sodium  (Lipostat®)

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Non Formulary
 
Rosuvastatin  (Crestor)

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Non Formulary
RedRed

Generic rosuvastatin available

 
Simvastatin  (Zocor®)

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Non Formulary
 
Simvastatin and Ezetimibe  (Inegy)

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Non Formulary
RedRed
 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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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

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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