Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Colesevelam

Brand: Cholestagel┬«
NICE TA: 
Indication: Combination and monotherapy for familial hypercholesterolaemia
Disease category: Cardiovascular system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

Colesevelam (Cholestagel®) is NOT recommended as combination or monotherapy for familial hypercholesterolaemia. Clinical evidence indicates that the drug is poorly tolerated and the trials were weak in significant areas.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Black
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Reason for decision:  Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire

Supporting documents:

New Medicine Recommendation - Colesevelam (341.8 KiB)

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

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