Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
2. Cardiovascular system

2.1. Positive inotropic drugs

2.1.1. Cardiac glycosides

The management of atrial fibrillation is subject to an NHSGGC guideline (available on the clinical guidelines store on StaffNet)
Preferred List
DIGOXIN

Prescribing Notes:

The management of persistent atrial fibrillation is the subject of a NHSGGC guideline

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Total Formulary
Specialist Only
DIGOXIN-SPECIFIC ANTIBODY (DIGIFAB) (INJECTION)

2.1.2. Phosphodiesterase type-3 inhibitors

Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
MILRINONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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Specialist and GP
ENOXIMONE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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