Medicines

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

Escitalopram

Brand: 
NICE TA: 
Indication: Generalised anxiety disorder
Disease category: Central nervous system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

LMMG is adopting the local decision made prior to April 2013

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Green
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

*FOR FYLDE & WYRE CCG ONLY* - Consultant initiated, only after Sertraline tried.

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

Green

Green (Restricted - see above)

Green