MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

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

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Drug Safety Update

 March 2009: Key safety information and advice on prescribing methylphenindate

 March 2009: Atomoxetine risk of psychotic or manic symptoms in children and adolescents 

 January 2010: Methylphenidate: new patient information

 January 2012: Atomoxetine (Strattera): increases in BP and HR

NICE Guidance (see also drug-specific links below)

 NG87: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management, March 2018

Local Shared Care Guidance

 Shared care protocol for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young people

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28 capsule £54.62
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28 capsule £58.24
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28 capsule £62.82
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28 capsule £68.60
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Dexamfetamine - consider using in those patients who have responded to lisdexamfetamine but cannot tolerate the longer effect profile

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28 tablet £24.73
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Guanfacine (Intuniv) for use in children for whom stimulants are not suitable, not tolerated or ineffective

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28 tablet (4 x 7 tablets) £56.00
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