Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.


Indication: Major Depressive illness
Disease category: Central nervous system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No


Use should be reserved for patients with major depressive illness only. (As per product license)


LMMG recommendation: Green (Restricted)
Click here to find the definitions for the colour classifications

Reason for decision:  The colour classification was determined as part of the collaborative work between LCFT and medicines Management leads. Local pathways and patient safety were taken into consideration.

Supporting documents:

MHRA Drug Safety Update - Citalopram and escitalopram: QT interval prolongation

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

Green (Restricted)