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 Formulary Chapter 4: Central nervous system - Full Chapter
Notes:
Unless explicitly stated, any brand names included in brackets next to a drug's generic name are there solely to aid searching and identification, and should not be considered to limit use to that specific brand. 

For guidance on prescribing psychotropic drugs, refer to the Bradford District Care Trust Psychotropic Drug Formulary
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04.04  Expand sub section  CNS stimulants and other drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride (Equasym, Matoride, Medikinet, Ritalin, Concerta XL)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
  • Methylphenidate Tablets 

Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist and Paediatrician initiation only.

For use in line with NICE NG87: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management (March 2018) - See link at the bottom of the section.

Please prescribe by brand

 
Controlled Drug Schedule 2
Link  UKMI Q&A: Can methylphenidate be used for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? (August 2015)
   
Atomoxetine (Strattera)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
  • Atomoxetine Capsules 
  • Atomoxetine Oral Solution 

Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist and Paediatrician initiation only.

For use in line with NICE NG87: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management (March 2018) - See link at the bottom of the section.

 
Controlled Drug Schedule 2
   
Dexamfetamine (Amfexa)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
  • Dexamfetamine Tablets
  • Dexamfetamine Oral Solution

 Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist and Paediatrician initiation only.

For use in line with NICE NG87: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management (March 2018) - See link at the bottom of the section.

 
Controlled Drug Schedule 2
   
Lisdexamfetamine (Elvanse>)
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
  • Lisdexamfetamine Capsules

Restricted to Consultant Psychiatrist and Paediatrician initiation only.

For use in line with BDCT formulary for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

 
Controlled Drug Schedule 2
   
Modafinil
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Restricted Drug Restricted
Amber
  • Modafinil Tablets 

Restricted to Respiratory Consultant use only for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy

 
   
04.04  Expand sub section  Cocaine
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Key
note Notes
Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
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

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Green - Drugs suitable for generalised use in accordance with position summary. Inform primary care of need to prescribe using a TTO chart if in patient or Treatment Advice Note (TAN) if Outpatient.   

Amber

Amber - these drugs require specialist initiation or recommendation  

Amber SCG

Amber Share Care - Drugs suitable for generalist use, in accordance with position summary, normally following specialist initiation and stabilisation. Ongoing division of responsibility for drug and disease monitoring between specialist and GP by a Shared Care Guideline (SCG). If no SCG in place status reverts to red.  

Red

Red - Drugs for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Red ULM

Red ULM - Unlicensed medicines for specialist use only, in accordance with position summary. GPs should not be asked to prescribe these products.  

Grey

Grey drugs - No formal commissioning position. Check appropriate CCG /NHSE commissioning list or contact CCG/NHSE Medicines Management team for advice. Fill in individual funding request for appropriate CCG/NHSE. This will need to be signed by the Chief Pharmacist and a copy of the relevant DTC submission attached.   

Black

Black - Drugs not routinely commissioned so should not usually be prescribed  

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