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02-06-02 Calcium-channel blockers

Amlodipine
First Choice
Tablets

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Diltiazem
First Choice
Standard tablets (60mg)
Modified release tablets
Modified release capsules

Specify the brand when prescribing a diltiazem preparation (except for 60mg tablet).


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Verapamil
First Choice
Standard tablets
Modified release tablets
Modified release capsules
Injection

Link  UKMI Q&A: Evidence for verapamil for cluster headache
 

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Lercanidipine
Second Choice
Tablets

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Nifedipine
Formulary
Modified release capsules
Standard release capsules Restricted Item Raynauds phenomenon. Not recommended for angina prophylaxis or hypertension

Specify the brand when prescribing a modified release nifedipine preparation.

Short-acting formulations of nifedipine are not recommended for angina or long-term management of hypertension; their use may be associated with large variations in blood pressure and reflex tachycardia. (BNF)

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Nimodipine Nimotop®
Formulary
Tablets
Intravenous Infusion

Restricted ItemFor prevention (oral) and treatment (IV) of ischaemic neurological deficits following aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

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Amlodipine and Valsartan Exforge®
Non Formulary

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Felodipine
Non Formulary
Modified release tablets

Not GMMMG

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Isradipine Prescal®
Non Formulary

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Lacidipine
Non Formulary
Tablets

Not GMMMG

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Nicardipine
Non Formulary
Tablets

Not GMMMG

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Nisoldipine Syscor® MR
Non Formulary

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