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

Quetiapine xl tablets

Indication: Schizophrenia, manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, major depressive episodes in bipolar disorder, preventing recurrence in bipolar disorder in patients whose manic, mixed or depressive episode has responded to quetiapine treatment, adjunct in major depressive disorder
Disease category: Central nervous system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No


LMMG is adopting the local decision made prior to April 2013


LMMG recommendation: Amber1
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:

Antipsychotics Shared Care Guideline Version 1.2 (224.6 KiB)

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