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Medicines availability - Pacific Islands

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Samoa

Date completed: 18/01/13 by Dr Fiona Hunt

  Available Yes/No Syrup
Ace Inhibitors
Captopril
Enalapril
Quinapril
Cilazepril
Other

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

No**
No
No
No
Diuretics
Frusemide 
Bumetanide 
Spironolactone
Amiloride
Bendrofluazide
Other

Yes
No
Yes
Yes (Combination Hydrochlorotriazide)
Yes

Yes
No
No
No
No
Beta Blockers 
Propranolol
Atenolol
Carvedilol
Metoprolol 
Other

Yes
Yes
No
Yes

No
No
No
No
Antiarrhythmics
Amiodarone
Sotalol
Digoxin

Yes
Yes
Yes

No
No
Yes
Pulmonary Vasodilators 
Sildenafil
Bosentan

No
No

No
No
Warfarin 
Marevan
Coumadin

Yes
No

No
No
Ca++ Channel Blockers 
Nifedipine
Diltiazem
Other

Yes
Yes

No
No

  **For some of the Medicines that do not have Syrup/Liquid Formulations available in Samoa, we can formulate extemporaneous preparations for them, depending on the coating of the tablets. That is, we can only formulate suspensions with tablets that are uncoated and are safe to be crushed.

Rarotonga/Cook Islands

Date completed: 15/10/2010 by Dr Dawn Pasina

  Available Yes/No Syrup
ACE Inhibitors
Captopril 
Enalapril
Quinapril
Cilazepril
Other
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
Diuretics 
Frusemide
Bumetanide 
Spironolactone 
Amiloride
Bendrofluazide
Other
 
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
No
Beta Blockers 
Propranolol
Atenolol
Carvedilol 
Metoprolol 
Other
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
Antiarrhythmics 
Amiodarone 
Sotalol
Digoxin 
 
Yes
?
Yes
 
No

No
Pulmonary Vasodilators 
Sildenafil 
Bosentan
 
No
No
 
No
No
Warfarin 
Marevan 
Coumadin
 
Yes
No
 
No
No
Ca++ Channel Blockers 
Nifedipine 
Diltiazem 
Other
 
Yes
Yes
 
No
No

 *Syrups not routinely available

Tonga

Date completed 01/06/16 by Dr Flora Iutui 

  Available Yes/No Syrup
ACE Inhibitors 
Captopril
Enalapril
Quinapril
Cilazepril 
Other

Yes; 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg tab 
Yes; 5 mg tab
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
Diuretics 
Frusemide Furosemide
Bumetanide 
Spironolactone 
Amiloride 
Bendrofluazide 
Other 
 
Yes; 40 mg tab
No
Yes; 25 mg tab
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
Beta Blockers 
Propranolol 
Atenolol 
Carvedilol 
Metoprolol 
Other 
 
Yes; 40 mg
Yes; 50 mg 
No
Yes; 50 mg
 
No
No
No
No
Antiarrhythmics 
Amiodarone 
Sotalol 
Digoxin 
Adenoside IV
 
Yes - only in injectable
No
Yes
Yes - IV only; 6mg/2ml
 
No
No
Yes
Pulmonary Vasodilators 
Sildenafil 
Bosentan 
 
No
No
 
No
No
Warfarin 
Marevan 
Coumadin 
 
Yes; 1 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg
No
 
No
No
Ca++ Channel Blockers 
Nifedipine 
Diltiazem 
Other
 
Yes; 20 mg
Yes; 125 mg
 
No
No

Tahiti

Date completed 01/10/10 by Dr Bruno Pagis

  Available Yes/No Syrup
ACE Inhibitors 
Captopril 
Enalapril
Quinapril
Cilazepril 
Other
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rapril-Perindopril, Ramipril
 
Diuretics 
Frusemide
Bumetanide 
Spironolactone
Amiloride 
Bendrofluazide
Other
 
Yes
No
Yes
? not used
?
 
Yes


No
Beta Blockers 
Propranolol 
Atenolol 
Carvedilol 
Metoprolol 
Other 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bisoprolol, Acebutolol
 
Antiarrhythmics 
Amiodarone
Sotalol
Digoxin 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Pulmonary Vasodilators 
Sildenafil 
Bosentan 
 
Yes
Yes
 
Warfarin 
Marevan 
Coumadin
 
No
Yes
 
Ca++ Channel Blockers 
Nifedipine 
Diltiazem 
Other
 
Yes
Yes
 

Vanuatu

Date completed: June 2013 by Dr J Stirling

  Available Yes/No Syrup
ACE Inhibitors 
Captopril 
Enalapril
Quinapril
Cilazepril 
Other


Yes
 
Diuretics 
Frusemide
Bumetanide
Spironolactone 
Amiloride 
Bendrofluazide 
Other
 
Yes

Yes


Hydrochlorotriazide 
 
Beta Blockers 
Propranolol 
Atenolol 
Carvedilol 
Metoprolol 
Other 
 

Yes
 
Antiarrhythmics 
Amiodarone 
Sotalol 
Digoxin 
 


Yes
 
Pulmonary Vasodilators 
Sildenafil
Bosentan 
   
Warfarin 
Marevan
Coumadin
 
Yes
 
Ca++ Channel Blockers 
Nifedipine 
Diltiazem 
Other
 
Yes
 

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  • Date last published: 08 August 2016
  • Document type: Other
  • Services responsible: Paediatric Cardiology
  • Author(s): Marion Hamer
  • Editor: Marion Hamer
  • Review frequency: 2 years