Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Mental Health Guideline Updates

The following NHSGGC guidelines have been updated and can be accessed via MyPsych:


Depression treatment in primary care
Major addition: Antidepressant Reduction Advice section. Provides a range of options for reducing and discontinuing antidepressants, especially for those patients experiencing significant withdrawal symptoms.

Psychotropic medicines: reviewing with care home residents
Updated information to help prescribers review psychotropic medicines; consider drug limitations, reducing and stopping where appropriate.

Trazodone, appropriate formulation choice and user guide 
New: 50mg tablets now available. These are scored and can be halved, and if appropriate used as an alternative to the high cost 50mg/5ml liquid, allowing administration of 25mg dose. Please note, halving 50mg trazodone tablets is off-label use.

Guidance updated in line with the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) levels.


Published: 17/05/2021. Links updated 23/02/22. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.