4.4 CNS stimulants and drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Treatment of ADHD should only be initiated by specialists. Continued prescribing and monitoring may be performed by GPs under the local shared care agreements, found below:

NICE Pathway - ADHD

NICE CG72 - Attention defecit hyperactivity disorder: Diagnosis and management of ADHD in children, young people and adults Sep 08

      ATOMOXETINE (Amber)    Shared Care Agreement     
      DEXAMFETAMINE (Amber)   Shared Care Agreement    
      METHYLPHENIDATE (Amber)    Shared Care Agreement    
        NICE TA98   Methylphenidate, atomoxetine and dexamfetamine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents   Mar 06  
2nd      LISDEXAMFETAMINE (Yellow)        


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