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04.03.04  Expand sub section  Other antidepressant drugs
Agomelatine
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended

Restricted Item  For use within Southern Health. Initiated or recommended by a psychiatrist.

A third line option where adverse effects of alternative antidepressants make them unacceptable to patients (sexual dysfunction and sleep disturbance)

 
   
Flupentixol
(tablet)
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Green
 
   
Mirtazapine
(tablet/orodispersible tablet)
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Green

Orodispersible tabs restricted to patients with swallowing difficulties

 
   
Reboxetine
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended
 
   
Venlafaxine
(tablet/MR capsule/Mr tablet)
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Green

A third line antidepressant

 
   
Venlafaxine XL 225mg
(high dose tablet/high dose capsule)
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Amber Recommended

A third line antidepressant

 
   
Vortioxetine
(tablet)
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Amber Recommended

Not a first line antidepressant.

 
Link  NICE TA367 - Vortioxetine for treating major depressive episodes
   
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Trytophan  (Optimax®)

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Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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