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

Where a formulary entry does not detail a medicine’s indications for use, the medicine can be assumed to be approved for all licensed indications.

Formulary approved "off-label" use is detailed separately.

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

04.09.01  Expand sub section  Dopaminergic drugs used in Parkinsons disease
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Dopamine receptor agonists
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Levodopa
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Monoamine-oxidase-B inhibitors
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Catachol-O-methyltransferase inhibitors to top
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Amantadine
Amantadine caps, syrup (Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis)
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Approved for use in:

Link  NICE CG186: Multiple sclerosis in adults: management
04.09.01  Expand sub section  Mild to moderate dementia in Parkinsons disease
 Non Formulary Items
Amantadine  (influenza)

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Not approved for use in SE London for treatment of influenza as per NICE technology appraisal guidance (see link below)


Link  Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza
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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.   

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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  


Specialist and non-specialist initiation  


Not recommended for prescribing