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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
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team.
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only.
 
   
Aripiprazole
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Intramuscular formulation (7.5mg/1mL) is approved for the rapid control of agitation and disturbed behaviours in adult patients with schizophrenia or with manic episodes in Bipolar I Disorder when oral therapy is not appropriate and where IM haloperidol is not recommended. (JFC January 2019)

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • As per indication stated above
    • To be initiated following psychiatry advice only
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team
  • RNOH:
    • Initiation with Psychiatry advice only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only
 
Link  NICE TA213: Aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia in people aged 15 -17 years
Link  NICE TA292: Bipolar disorder (children) - aripiprazole
   
Clozapine (Clozaril)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
GP - Red
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist use only
    • Monitoring required
    • See links below
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team
    • If a patient is admitted on this therapy please ensure that the pharmacy mental health team are aware.
    • Patients being treated in the UK will be registered with CPMS (Clozaril Patient Monitoring Service)
    • See links below
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only
 
Link  NCL JFC: Guidance for Pharmacy Staff Managing Clozapine For Patients Admitted to Acute Hospitals
   
Olanzapine
(Antipsychotic)
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NOTE: There is more than one monograph for this medicine, click here to search for formulary status and its use for other indications. 

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to Psychiatric department use only
    • Only for third line treatment of schizophrenia after using standard antipsychotics and risperidone
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only
 
   
Quetiapine
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist use only
    • Second line medication
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team
  • RNOH:
    • Initiation with Psychiatry advice only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only
 
   
Quetiapine modified release
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Initiation with Psychiatry advice only
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
 
   
Risperidone
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NOTE: There is more than one monograph for this medicine, click here to search for formulary status and its use for other indications. 

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist use only
    • Second line medication
  • RFL:
    • Restricted for initiation until after a discussion with liaison psychiatry team
  • RNOH:
    • No restriction stated
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Restricted for initiation by a Consultant Psychiatrist only
 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Clozapine  (Denzapine)

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Non Formulary
GP - Red
Link  NCL JFC: Guidance for Pharmacy Staff Managing Clozapine For Patients Admitted to Acute Hospitals
Link  NMUH: Trust Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Guidelines
 
Clozapine  (Denzapine)

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Non Formulary
GP - Red
Link  NCL JFC: Guidance for Pharmacy Staff Managing Clozapine For Patients Admitted to Acute Hospitals
Link  NMUH: Trust Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Guidelines
 
Clozapine  (Zaponex)

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Non Formulary
GP - Red
Link  NCL JFC: Guidance for Pharmacy Staff Managing Clozapine For Patients Admitted to Acute Hospitals
Link  NMUH: Trust Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Guidelines
 
Loxapine inhalation

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Non Formulary
Link  NICE TA286 (not recommended): Loxapine inhalation for treating acute agitation and disturbed behaviours associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (terminated appraisal)
 
Lurasidone

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Non Formulary
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Not approved for schizophrenia (June 2015)

 
Paliperidone

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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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Status Description

GP - 1st

Medicines suitable for first-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.

  

GP - 2nd

Medicines suitable for second-line use within primary care.

Can be initiated within primary care within their licensed indication, in accordance with nationally recognised formularies, for example the BNF, BNF for Children, Medicines for Children or Palliative Care Formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing.

  

GP - Amber

Medicines that should be initiated by a specialist. Prescribing can be transferred to primary care once the patient has been stabilised.

Shared care: For drugs with regular, ongoing need for monitoring and/or assessment of efficacy or toxicity. Prior agreement must be obtained by the specialist from the primary care provider before prescribing responsibility is transferred. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s) (DTC) and approved by the North Central London JFC.

Fact sheet: For drugs with some concerns surrounding safety or efficacy but do not require regular monitoring and/or monitoring of effectiveness/toxicity.

  

GP - Red

Medicines which should normally be prescribed by specialists only (hospital only).

For patients already receiving prescriptions in primary care - continue. No new patients to receive prescriptions in primary care.

  

GP - Grey

Medicines on hospital formularies which have not been reviewed for suitability in primary care.  

Black

Medicines not recommended for routine use in primary or secondary care.

Medicines, which the North Central London JFC has actively reviewed and does not recommend for use at present due to limited clinical and/or cost effective data.

  

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