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02.12  Expand sub section  Lipid-regulating drugs
02.12  Expand sub section  Statins
Atorvastatin tablets
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Fluvastatin capsules
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Pravastatin tablets
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Rosuvastatin tablets
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Simvastatin tablets
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02.12  Expand sub section  Bile acid sequestrants
02.12  Expand sub section  Ezetimibe
02.12  Expand sub section  Fibrates to top
02.12  Expand sub section  Nicotinic acid group
02.12  Expand sub section  Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
02.12  Expand sub section  PCSK9 inhibitors
02.12  Expand sub section  Other lipid modifying agents
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Fluvastatin M/R  (Lescol XL)

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Pravastatin Sodium  (Lipostat®)

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Simvastatin  (Zocor®)

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Simvastatin and Ezetimibe  (Inegy)

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Medicines which are suitable for initiation and maintenance prescribing by primary and secondary care clinicians. These medicines should be initiated and prescribed within their licensed indications.  

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Initiation and maintenance of prescribing by Specialists and transfer to Primary Care prescribing when appropriate, or initiation and maintenance of prescribing in Primary Care following recommendation from a Specialist.

Some amber medicines require agreement with the local (internal) medicines committee prior to initiation; others may require a framework to support safe transfer and maintenance of care such as a RICaD or ESCA. The Formulary will be annotated to reflect these requirements.   

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Medicines for initiation and maintenance prescribing by Specialists only  

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Non-formulary medicines- medicines not recommended for routine primary care prescribing.  

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Positive NICE TA and /or awaiting local clarification on place in therapy ; Please contact your Medicines Optimisation team for more information.  

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