Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
4. Central nervous system

4.11. Drugs for dementia

Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
MEMANTINE

Restrictions: Restricted to use in patients with moderate disease who are intolerant of, or have contraindications to acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors or who have severe Alzheimer's disease.

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Specialist and GP
RIVASTIGMINE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Use of the transdermal patch is further restricted to patients for whom rivastigmine is an appropriate choice and in whom a transdermal patch is an appropriate choice of formulation.

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Specialist and GP
GALANTAMINE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation.

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Specialist and GP
DONEPEZIL

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation. Orodispersible tablets are restricted to patients with swallowing difficulties.

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