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04.02.01  Expand sub section  Antipsychotic Drugs
 note  Other antipsychotic drugs may be available at the request of Consultant Psychiatrist
04.02.01  Expand sub section  Atypical Antipsychotics
Amisulpride
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In Line With NICE CG178 (Replaces TA43)

 
Link  NICE CG178 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
 
Aripiprazole Tablets
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In Line With NICE TA213
Schizophrenia in people aged 15 to 17 years who are intolerant of resperidone, or for who risperidone is contraindicated, or whose schizophrenia has not been adequately controlled with risperidone

In Line With Nice TA292
Aripiprazole as a possible treatment (for up to 12 weeks) for moderate to severe manic episodes in young people aged 13 and older with bipolar I disorder.

 
Link  NICE TA213: Schizophrenia - aripiprazole
Link  NICE TA292 - Aged 13 and older with bipolar I disorder.
 
Clozapine
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Restricted Drug Restricted
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Consultant Psychiatrist initiation only. Not for prescribing in primary care.

 
Link  Drug Safety Update (Aug 20): Clozapine and other antipsychotics: monitoring blood concentrations for toxicity
 
Olanzapine Tablets
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In Line With NICE CG185 and CG178 (Replaces TA43)

 
Link  NICE CG178 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
Link  NICE CG185 - Bipolar disorder: assessment and management
 
Quetiapine
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Link  NICE CG178 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
 
Quetiapine Modified Release
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If a modified release preparation is required, then preferred brands are:



  • Sondate® XL (1st line choice)

  • Mintreleq®

  • Biquelle® XL
     

 
Link  NICE CG178 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
 
Risperidone
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Link  NICE CG178 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management
 
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Status Description

Red

Secondary care only, not to be prescribed in primary care.   

Amber 2

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

Amber with Shared Care

Specialist initiation with shared care guidance Medicines which should be initiated in secondary care by the specialist with follow-on prescription and monitoring according to a specific Shared Care (SC) Guideline. Prescribing may be continued in primary care in line with a shared care guideline   

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Considered suitable for primary care prescribing following specialist initiation/recommendation.  

Green

Considered appropriate for prescribing in both secondary and primary care. Suitable for initiation in primary care.   

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