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4.2.3 Drugs used for mania and hypomania

MHRA drug safety update (April 2018):Valproate medicines (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): contraindicated in women and girls of childbearing potential unless conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programme are met

Aripirazole, lamotrigine, olanzapine and quetiapine are all licensed for the treatment of bipolar disorder

NICE CG185: Bipolar disorder: assessment and management

Pack
28 tablet
500 tablet
56 tablet
84 tablet
Pack
100 tablet
28 tablet
500 tablet
56 tablet
84 tablet
Pack
100 tablet
28 tablet
56 tablet
Pack
30 tablet
50 tablet
56 tablet
60 tablet
Pack
30 tablet
50 tablet
56 tablet
60 tablet
Pack
250 ml
300 ml
50 ml

Different brands of Lithium are not equivalent.  Specify the brand when prescribing.

Pack
100 tablet (10 x 10 tablets)
Pack
100 tablet (10 x 10 tablets)

Different brands of Lithium are not equivalent.  Specify the brand when prescribing.

5ml is equivalent to a 200mg Priadel tablet

Pack
150 ml

MHRA drug safety update (April 2018):Valproate medicines (Epilim▼, Depakote▼): contraindicated in women and girls of childbearing potential unless conditions of Pregnancy Prevention Programme are met

Prescribed by brand to avoid confusion with Sodium Valproate

Pack
90 tablet (9 x 10 tablets)
Pack
90 tablet (9 x 10 tablets)
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status