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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
 
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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
Notes:
In this section "SPECIALISTS" refer to medical prescribers specialising in Mental Health unless otherwise stated. At Guy's and St Thomas' and Lewisham Hospitals this would refer to SLAM employed consultants
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04.02.01  Expand sub section  Antipsychotic Drugs
04.02.01  Expand sub section  Second-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
Amisulpride tabs, solution
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber 2
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
   
Aripiprazole tabs
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Amber 2
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
Link  NICE TA213: Aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia in people aged 15 -17 years
Link  NICE TA292: Aripiprazole for treating moderate to severe manic episodes in adolescents with bipolar I disorder
   
Clozapine tabs
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Red
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
Link  MHRA Oct 17: Clozapine: reminder of potentially fatal risk of intestinal obstruction, faecal impaction, and paralytic ileus
   
Lurasidone tabs
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Red

INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY

Restricted to use where a metabolically neutral atypical antipsychotic is required and aripiprazole is not suitable due to contraindication or intolerance

 
Link  SEL APC recommendation - Lurasidone for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults aged 18 years and over
   
Olanzapine tabs, orodispersible tabs
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Amber 2
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
   
Quetiapine tabs
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Amber 2
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
   
Risperidone tabs, liquid, orodispersible tabs
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Amber 2
INITIATION BY SPECIALIST ONLY 
   
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Red

Specialist or hospital prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist or hospital. In very exceptional circumstances a specialist may discuss individual patient need for a RED drug to be prescribed by a GP and the GP should consider informing the Medicines Management team before a decision is made to prescribe for individual patients.   

Amber 1

Treatment can be initiated in primary care after a recommendation from an appropriate specialist  

Amber 2

Specialist initiation followed by maintenance prescribing in primary care  

Amber 3

Specialist initiation with ongoing monitoring required. After dose stabilisation GPs can be requested to take over prescribing responsibilities using the approved APC shared care documentation  

Green

Specialist and non-specialist initiation  

Grey

Not recommended for prescribing  

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