netFormulary South East London Joint Medicines Formulary NHS
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
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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04.06  Expand sub section  Domperidone and metoclopramide
Domperidone tabs, suspension

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Link  MHRA advice May 2014: Domperidone: risks of cardiac side effects    
Domperidone tabs, suspension (use as galactagogue - off-label)

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Approved off-label indication:
  • Treatment of inadequate lactation
    Dose = 10mg three times a day
    Metoclopramide tabs, syrup, injection

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    Formulary Daily doses >30 mg and duration >5 days (off-label) may be used for symptom
    control in palliative care patients only

    Link  MHRA advice August 2013: Metoclopramide: risk of neurological adverse effects    
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    Traffic Light Status Information

    Status Description
      Red   Specialist Prescribing only. The responsibility for prescribing, monitoring, dose adjustment and review should remain with the specialist. 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