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04.04  Expand sub section  CNS stimulants and other drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Atomoxetine
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service only  
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    •  As per NICE TA98 / CG87
  • CIFT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
  • BEHMT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
 
Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Dexamfetamine
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Formulary
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • No restriction stated
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to the Sleep Clinic for narcolepsy
    • Restricted to CAMS for ADHD in children and adolescents  
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    •  As per NICE TA98 / CG87
  • CIFT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label) - 3rd line after methylphenidate and lisdexamphetamine
  • BEHMT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
 
Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Lisdexamfetamine
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • Non-formulary
  • CIFT:
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label) - 1st line (joint with methylphenidate)
  • BEHMT:
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)

 

 

 
Methylphenidate hydrochloride
(ConcertaXL)
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Approved for ADHD (JFC February 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • For continuation only for ADHD ONLY
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    • As per NICE TA98 / CG87
  • CIFT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label) - 1st line
  • BEHMT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
 
Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(EquasymXL)
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Approved for ADHD (JFC February 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Restricted to the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service only
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    •  As above
  • CIFT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label) - 1st line
  • BEHMT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
 
Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(MedikinetXL)
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Approved for ADHD (JFC February 2019).

Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    •  As above
  • CIFT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label) - 1st line
  • BEHMT
    • Approved for adults with ADHD (off-label)
 
Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Modafinil
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Provider notes

  • NMUH:
    • Non-formulary
  • RFL:
    • Non-formulary  
  • RNOH:
    • Non-formulary
  • UCLH:
  • WH:
    •  
 
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
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 Non Formulary Items
Guanfacine

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Non Formulary
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(Tourette's syndrome)

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Not approved for Tourette's syndrome (May 2017)

Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(Delmosart )

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Non Formulary
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Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(Ritalin)

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Non Formulary
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Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
(XaggitinXL)

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Non Formulary
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Link  NCL JFC: Adult ADHD shared care guideline
Link  NICE TA98: Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents
  
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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.

  

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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.

See link for the complete NCL Red List https://www.ncl-mon.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ncl_red_list.pdf

  

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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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