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4.3.3 Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors

Sertraline may be used for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Escitalopram is not included in the formulary, but is sometimes used by secondary care for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

First choice for the elderly, but see MHRA dose restrictions below.

MHRA Update December 2011. Citalopram and escitalopram: QT interval prolongation For citalopram, restrictions on the maximum daily doses now apply: 

  • 40 mg for adults;
  • 20 mg for patients older than 65 years;
  • 20 mg for those with hepatic impairment.
Pack
28 tablet
Pack
28 tablet
Pack
28 tablet

8mg (4 drops) may be considered equivalent to a 10mg tablet

Pack
15 ml

Although 60mg capsules are available, it is more cost effective to supply 3 x 20mg

Pack
28 capsule
Pack
70 ml
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status