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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
04.02.01  Expand sub section  Antipsychotic Drugs
04.02.01  Expand sub section  First-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
04.02.01  Expand sub section  Second-Generation Antipsychotic Drugs
Amisulpride
(tablets)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Aripiprazole
(tablets)
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Amber Recommended

First line if hyperprolactinaemia caused by other agents.  Schizophrenia in 15-17 year olds (second line) NICE TA 213.  Manic episodes in bipolar disorder in adolescents over 13 NICE TA 292

 
Link  NICE TA213: Aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia in people aged 15 -17 years
Link  NICE TA292: Bipolar disorder (children) - aripiprazole
   
Clozapine
(tablets)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Specialist use only.  Special requirements for monitoring.

 
   
Olanzapine
(tablets, orodispersible tablets)
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Green
 
   
Olanzapine 10mg injection
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Red

Only for use in accordance with rapid tranquilisation guidelines

 
   
Quetiapine
(tablets)
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Green

Immediate release only

 
   
Quetiapine XL
(modified release tablets)
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Amber Recommended

Generic immediate release tablets are first line - refer to guidance from Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS FT

 

Most cost effective brand in primary care is Sondate XL

 
   
Risperidone
(tablets, oral solution)
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Green
 
   
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Clozapine  (Denzapine®)

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Non Formulary
 
Clozapine  (Zaponex)

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Non Formulary
 
Lurasidone  (Latuda)

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Non Formulary
 
Sertindole  (Serdolect)

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Non Formulary
 
Ziprasidone  (Zeldox)

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Non Formulary
 
Zotepine  (Zoleptil®)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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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

Green

Primary and Secondary Care (unrestricted) may be prescribed by GPs, hospital doctors or other qualified prescribers in primary and secondary care  

Amber Initiation

Amber Initiated: first prescription from specialist, on going supplies from primary care (or when stabilised on therapy).  

Amber Recommended

Amber recommended: first prescription may be supplied by primary care under the advice of a specialist.  

Amber with Shared Care

For initiation within a specialist service followed by ongoing prescribing in primary care according to published shared care guidance  

Red

For initiation and ongoing prescribing in secondary care only. Medicines in this category may be further restricted to use by specific hospital departments only.  

Blue

For prescribing in primary care only  

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