Advice

Following a full submission.

Eplerenone (Inspra) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland in addition to standard therapy, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity after recent myocardial infarction (MI) in stable patients with left ventricular dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction 40%) and clinical evidence of heart failure Its use should be restricted to patients who cannot tolerate spironolactone due to sex hormone mediated adverse effects.

Eplerenone is the second aldosterone antagonist marketed in the UK. It reduces all-cause mortality and cardiovascular-related mortality and hospitalisation in patients with heart failure post-MI. However, there are no data on its clinical and cost effectiveness in this population compared to the other aldosterone antagonist marketed in the UK, which also reduces mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure and is considerably cheaper.

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Medicine details

Medicine name:
Eplerenone (Inspra®)
SMC ID:
136/04
Indication:
To reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity after recent myocardial infarction
Pharmaceutical company
Pfizer Ltd
BNF chapter
Cardiovascular system
Submission type
Full
Status
Restricted
Date advice published
13 December 2004