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02.06.01  Expand sub section  Nitrates
Glyceryl Trinitrate Sublingual spray
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Glyceryl Trinitrate Sublingual tablets
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Glyceryl Trinitrate Transdermal patch
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Brown

Only for those who cannot have oral therapy.

 
   
Isosorbide Mononitrate
(Standard-release)
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Isosorbide Mononitrate MR
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Currently the most cost effective 60mg MR tablet is Monomil XL 60mg tablets.

 
   
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Isosorbide Dinitrate
(Parenteral preparations)

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Isosorbide Dinitrate tablets

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Isosorbide dinitrate is a pro-drug of isosorbide mononitrate, consider prescribing isosorbide mononitrate.

 
  
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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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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