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 Formulary Chapter 2: Cardiovascular system - Full Chapter
02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Atenolol
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Green
  • Tablets 25mg, 50mg, 100mg
  • Syrup - Sugar free 25mg/5mL
  • Injection 5mg/10mL (Hospital only)
 
   
Bisoprolol
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Green

Tablets 1.25mg, 2.5mg, 3.75mg, 5mg, 7.5mg

 
   
Carvedilol
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Green

Tablets 3.125mg, 6.25mg, 12.5mg, 25mg

 
   
Esmolol
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Red

Injection 10mg/mL (10mL vial) - For testing for suitability for beta blockade only.

 
   
Labetalol hydrochloride
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Green
  • Tablets 100mg, 200mg, 400mg
  • Injection 5mg/mL (20-mL amp) - Hospital only

 Note: Labetalol may be used for the treatment of hypertension in pregnancy.

 
   
Metoprolol tartrate
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Green
  • Tablets 50mg, 100mg
  • Injection 1mg/mL (5-mL amp) - Hospital only

Note: Metoprolol is a short-acting agent that may be used in Secondary Care post myocardial infarction (unlicensed indication).

 
   
Propranolol
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Green
  • Tablets 10mg, 40mg, 80mg and 160mg
  • Modified release capsules 80mg, 160mg
  • Oral solution 5mg in 5ml 
 
   
Sotalol
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Green

Tablets 40mg, 80mg, 160mg

Notes:

  • Sotalol is now indicated only for the treatment / prophylaxis of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias except torsade de pointes.
  • It should no longer be used to treat angina, hypertension, thyrotoxicosis or used for secondary prevention following myocardial infarction unless one of these cardiac arrhythmias is also present.
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acebutolol  (Sectral®)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Nifedipine  (Beta-Adalat)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Nifedipine  (Tenif)

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Non Formulary
 
Burinex A

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Non Formulary
 
Celiprolol

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Non Formulary
 
Co-flumactone

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Non Formulary
 
Co-tenidone (atenolol and chlortalidone)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-triamterzide

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Non Formulary
 
Dyazide

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Non Formulary
 
Frusene

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Kalspare

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Lasilactone

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Non Formulary
 
Nadolol

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Non Formulary
 
Navispare

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Nebivolol  (Nebilet)

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Non Formulary
 
Oxprenolol

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Non Formulary
 
Oxprenolol and Cyclopenthiazide  (Trasidrex)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol  (Visken®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol and Clopamide  (Viskaldix)

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Timolol

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Timolol and Bendroflumethiazide  (Prestim)

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Timolol and Co-amilozide  (Moducren)

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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

Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

Amber 1

Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

Amber 2

Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

Amber 3

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

Red

Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

Red Red

These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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