Aripiprazole for the Treatment of Schizophrenia in People Aged 15 to 17 Years (TA213)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 213

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Aripiprazole is recommended as an option for the treatment of schizophrenia in people aged 15 to 17 years who are intolerant of risperidone, or for whom risperidone is contraindicated, or whose schizophrenia has not been adequately controlled with risperidone.

1.2 People aged 15 to 17 years currently receiving aripiprazole for the treatment of schizophrenia who do not meet the criteria specified in 1.1 should have the option to continue treatment until it is considered appropriate to stop. This decision should be made jointly by the clinician and the person with schizophrenia, and if appropriate, their parents or carers.


The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA213

An abridged version of this guidance (a 'quick reference guide') is also available. Printed copies of the quick reference guide can be obtained by contacting 0845 003 7783 or emailing publications@nice.org.uk and quoting reference number N2421. It is also available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA213/QuickRefGuide/pdf/English

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

© Copyright National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not for profit purposes within the NHS. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations is permitted without the express written permission of the Institute.

Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Aripiprazole for the Treatment of Schizophrenia in People Aged 15 to 17 Years.
Issue Date: January 2011
Review Date: November 2013


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