Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care - dosulepin by all Sub-ICB Locations

Why it matters:

NHS England guidance states:

Dosulepin, formerly known as dothiepin, is a tricyclic antidepressant. NICE guidance on depression in adults has a ‘do not do’ recommendation: Do not switch to, or start, dosulepin because evidence supporting its tolerability relative to other antidepressants is outweighed by the increased cardiac risk and toxicity in overdose.

Due to the significant safety concerns advised by NICE, the joint clinical working group considered dosulepin suitable for inclusion in this guidance.

NHS England recommend that GPs:

Description: Cost of dosulepin per 1000 patients

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Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.

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