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02.03.02  Expand sub section  Drugs for arrhythmias
02.03.02  Expand sub section  Supraventricular arrhythmias
02.03.02  Expand sub section  Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
Amiodarone Hydrochloride
(Oral)
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Amber Shared Care Protocol

In line with Shared Care Protocol.

APCO May 2011.

 
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Amiodarone Hydrochloride
(Injection)
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Red
Secondary care use only. 
   
Disopyramide
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following initiation by a cardiologist.

 
   
Flecainide
(Injection)
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Red

Secondary care use only.

 
   
Flecainide
(Oral)
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following initiation by a cardiologist.

 
   
Propafenone
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Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following initiation by a cardiologist.

 
   
Mexiletine
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Red

Secondary care use only.

For refractory ventricular tachycardia - restricted to EP electro physiological consultants only; and for the treatment of myotonia in patients under the care of Dr. Hilton-Jones.

 
   
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Procainamide

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Controlled Drug
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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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