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For the Treatment of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) in Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

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Commissioning responsibility:


PbR excluded:


BNF chapter:
Central nervous system


Melatonin prolonged release tablets are suitable for prescribing in primary care following recommendation or initiation by a specialist when clonazepam is not considered to be appropriate.
• Little or no specific monitoring required.
• Patient may need a regular review, but this would not exceed that required for other medicines routinely prescribed in primary care.
• Brief prescribing document or information sheet may be required.


LSCMMG Recommendation:

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Reason for decision:

Suitable for GP prescribing following recommendation/initiation by specialist

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Last Updated: 12 - Mar - 2020