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02.04  Expand sub section  Beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
Bisoprolol
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First Choice
Green

First line for secondary prevention of coronary atery disease (e.g. post STEMI/NSTEMI).

First line choices of beta blockers for heart failure. See The Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care.

 
Carvedilol
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First Choice
Green

First line choices beta blocker for heart failure. See The Management of Heart Failure in Primary Care.

 
Metoprolol Tartrate
(Oral)
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Second Choice
Green

Second line to bisoprolol for secondary prevention of coronary atery disease (e.g. post STEMI/NSTEMI).

 
   
Nebivolol (Nebilet®)
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Third Choice
Brown

3rd line beta blocker option for treating heart failure, after bisoprolol and carvedilol.

APCO May 2019.

 
   
Atenolol
(Oral)
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Formulary
Green
 
   
Atenolol
(Injection)
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Formulary
Red

Specialist prescribing only.

 
   
Esmolol
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Formulary
Red

Specialist prescribing only.

 
   
Labetalol
(Oral)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

For use in maternity for hypertension.

 
   
Labetalol
(Injection)
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Formulary
Red

Specialist prescribing only.

 
   
Metoprolol Tartrate
(Injection)
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Formulary
Red

Specialist prescribing only.

 
   
Propranolol
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Formulary
Green

To control symptomatic thyrotoxicosis in hyperthyroidism.

See Management Guidelines - Thyroid Diseases.

 
   
Sotalol
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Formulary
Amber Continuation

Suitable for continuation in primary care following specialist initiation.

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Acebutolol  (Sectral®)

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Non Formulary
 
Atenolol and Co-amilozide  (Kalten®)

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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
 
Celiprolol Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary
 
Co-amilozide  (Amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-flumactone  (Hydroflumethiazide and spironolactone )

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Non Formulary
 
Co-tenidone (Atenolol and Chlortalidone)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-triamterzide  (Triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide)

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Non Formulary
 
Nadolol  (Corgard®)

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Non Formulary

For patients with Long QT syndrome. Licensed product discontinued April 2016.

 
Oxprenolol Hydrochloride

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Non Formulary
 
Oxprenolol Hydrochloride and Cyclopenthiazide  (Trasidrex®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol  (Visken®)

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Non Formulary
 
Pindolol and Clopamide  (Viskaldix®)

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Non Formulary
 
Spironolactone and furosemide  (Lasilactone®)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate and Bendroflumethiazide  (Prestim®)

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Non Formulary
 
Timolol Maleate and Co-amilozide  (Moducren®)

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Non Formulary
 
Triamterene and chlortalidone  (Kalspare®)

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Non Formulary
 
Triamterene and furosemide  (Frusene®)

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Non Formulary
 
Triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide  (Dyazide®)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Scottish Medicines Consortium
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Controlled Drug
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

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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