Summary of NICE guidance for Stable angina

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has amended footnotes in the guidance to cover new advice from the MHRA about safety concerns related to ivabradine and nicroandil. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 33, August 2011 includes one topic: Management of stable angina (NICE CG126). Sections covered include: diagnosis, pharmacological treatment (nitrates, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ivabradine, nicorandil, ranolazine), investigation and revascularisation, cautions and counselling,