Opioid Resource Pack
Gabapentinoid Reduction Leaflet
Off label use for mood stabilisation supported by NICE
MHRA Cat 2
1st line for new patients and at dose change.
See MHRA warnings on valproate in women of childbearing age
Episenta brand 1st line for new patients and at dose change.
See shared care and NICE CG185 See Safer Lithium Therapy recommendations.
Prescribe by brand. If no brand specified default formulary brand is Priadel®.
Patients must be given a lithium treatment pack on initiation and encouraged to keep monitoring booklet up to date.
Lithium citrate liquid 520mg (Priadel® liquid) equiv. to 204mg lithium carbonate
Lithium citrate liquid 509mg (Li Liquid®) equiv. to 200mg lithium carbonate.
Care required when transferring between tablet and liquid formulations due to different bioavailability
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