MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Alcohol dependence

NICE Guidance

  TA 325 Nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption in people with alcohol dependence, November 2014

Nalmefene should only be prescribed for patients where there is ongoing support to change their behaviour, reduce their drinking and take the medication i.e. as part of a package of care.

For local information on the treatment of alcohol withdrawal see Anxiety - Chlordiazepoxide and Management of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal, Protocol  MTW Management of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol, December 2012

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