|(a) Drugs are listed in the HHSC Psychiatric Drug Formulary
by their nonproprietary names. The list is based on a modified format
of the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information and includes
an alphabetical index. The use of proprietary names, which may follow
in parentheses, is for information purposes only and is not meant
to be an endorsement. Cost comparisons and prescribing information
are provided as determined necessary by the PEFC. The HHSC Psychiatric
Drug Formulary provides tables summarizing the recommended dosage
ranges for the psychotropic drugs for clinician reference. These tables
are intended as guidelines and are not intended to replace other references
or the clinician's clinical judgment. Clinicians should consult the
approved Food and Drug Administration product labeling or other clinical
resources on the appropriate prescribing of psychoactive medications.
The HHSC Psychiatric Drug Formulary notes limitations recommended
by the PEFC regarding the use of a drug, including specific limitations
or guidelines for the use of a reserve drug.
(b) The Interim Formulary Update conforms to the same
format as the HHSC Psychiatric Drug Formulary and shall be incorporated
into the annual HHSC Psychiatric Drug Formulary.