Medicines

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

Zaleplon

Brand: 
NICE TA: 77
Indication: Short term management of insomnia (NICE TA77)
Disease category: Central nervous system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: No

Background

Where a hypnotic is indicated NICE recommends that the cheapest drug is prescribed, taking into account the daily dose required and the cost for each dose. Alternative more cost-effective hypnotics are available, therefore zaleplon is not recommended for use.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Black
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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:

NICE TA 77 - Guidance on the use of zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone for the short-term management of insomnia

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

Black

Black

Black

Black