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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
04.03.04  Expand sub section  Other antidepressant drugs
Agomelatine (Valdoxan)
(tablets)
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Amber Initiation

Refer to mental health provider guidelines

 
   
Duloxetine
(Capsules)
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Amber Initiation

Mental Health specialists only to initiate for depression/GAD.

 

 

 
Link  Southern Health Management of Depression in Adults and Older People Guidelines
   
Flupentixol (Fluanxol)
(tablets)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Mirtazapine
(tablets, orodispersible tablets)
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Green

Second line agent

 
   
Venlafaxine
(tablets, modified release tablets)
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Green

Only after adequate trial of two alternative antidepressants.  Not for patients with heart disease, including hypertension.  Refer to mental health provider guidelines.

 

Prescribe as immediate release if possible.  Most cost effective brand for modified release in primary care is Vensir XL Capsules

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Mirtazapine  (Zispin® SolTab)

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Non Formulary
 
Reboxetine  (Edronex)

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Non Formulary
 
Venlafaxine  (Efexor XL)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Controlled Drug
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
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Homecare
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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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