Controlled Drug (CD) prescriptions

The controlled medication can be dangerous or otherwise harmful and can have the potential for abuse or misuse. To protect patients and the public, rigorous safeguards are put in place.

Stimulant medication remains the most effective treatment. When prescribed under specialist supervision, this is effective in up to 80% of the cases diagnosed with ADHD.
Controlled Drug (CD) prescriptions

Understanding controlled drug prescriptions

During your consultation if appropriate, we will provide you with a prescription. We are using two types of prescriptions in ADHD treatment: controlled drugs (e.g. stimulant medication for ADHD) and non controlled medication. These are in addition to treatments such as lifestyle improvements, therapy, and coaching.

For controlled medication (ADHD stimulants) it can take up to 72 hrs for the medication to be dispensed. This longer period is necessary due to the physical prescription needed to arrive at the designated pharmacy. We are making our best efforts to use the most efficient and reliable services.

Understanding non-controlled drug prescriptions

For non-controlled medication we can make it available as soon as the same day of your consultation. For prescription requests outside of the consultation, medication is made available Friday to Monday.

Compared with the controlled prescriptions, the non-controlled prescriptions for ADHD are sent digitally to the pharmacy. Therefore, they tend to become available instantly and more efficiently.

Our prescription process

All the prescriptions are completed individually by the Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Stefan Ivantu. We do not support a medication change outside of the consultation. Our priority is to ensure safe prescribing, and ensure a responsive process.

Prescription during the consultation

The controlled drug prescription for ADHD is completed on the same day (where appropriate), at no additional cost. Depending on the pharmacy of choice it may take up to 48 - 72 hrs for you to have access to medication.

Prescription outside the consultation

Prescription requests need to be made by contacting the secretary, and please allow 2-3 business days for the request to be complete. There is an associated admin fee of £50 for prescriptions outside of the consultation.

We are not able to take on new patients and prescribe medication, unless we complete a 2 hr comprehensive consultation. More details about our process to safely accept new clients can be found here: ADHD Assessment and ADHD Transfer of care.

Medication cost

All the prescriptions issued in our service are private, and the cost of medication is paid separately at the pharmacy. The medication cost can be potentially reduced by implementing a shared care agreement with the NHS. More information about shared care can be found here. - Adult ADHD Assessment for Adults.

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