Medicines

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

Patiromer sorbitex calcium

Brand: Veltassa®
NICE TA: 
Indication: Treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults
Disease category: Blood and Nutrition
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

Patiromer is recommended as a once daily alternative to Calcium Resonium for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults. The following conditions apply:

• medicine is supplied by the hospital for the duration of the treatment course
• primary care initiation or continuation of treatment is not recommended unless exceptional circumstances such as specialist GP.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Red
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Reason for decision:  Specialist medicine

Supporting documents:

LMMG New Medicine Recommendation - Patiromer Sorbitex Calcium (Veltassa®) (537.2 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

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red