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02.02.01  Expand sub section  Thiazides and related diuretics
Indapamide
(Standard release)
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First Choice
Green

First choice thiazide for treatment of hypertension.

 
Indapamide MR
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Green
 
   
Bendroflumethiazide
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Green
 
   
Chlorothiazide 250mg/5ml liquid
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Red

Restricted to neonates and paediatric patients with swallowing difficulties.

Available as an unlicensed product.

 
   
Metolazone
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Red

For use in secondary care by Cardiology for diuretic resistance and heart failure only.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Chlortalidone

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Cyclopenthiazide  (Navidrex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Xipamide  (Diurexan®)

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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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Status Description

Red

Red: Medicines which should only be prescribed in secondary care by a specialist.  

Amber Continuation

Amber Continuation: Medicines which should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the GP that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred.   

Amber Shared Care Protocol

Amber Shared Care Protocol: Medicines which are appropriate to be initiated and stabilised by a specialist, once stabilised the medicine may be appropriate for responsibility to be transferred from secondary to primary care with the agreement of a GP and a formal ‘shared care’ agreement. The shared care protocol must be approved by the Area Prescribing Committee Oxfordshire (APCO).   

Green

Green: Medicines which are suitable for initiation and ongoing prescribing within primary care.   

Brown

Brown: Medicines which should only be prescribed in restricted circumstances.  

Black

Black: Medicines which are not recommended for use because of lack of evidence of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

OCCG Green

not used  

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