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Medicines for symptom management

1.12.16 Offer people with ME/CFS a medication review in line with the NICE guidelines on medicines adherence and medicines optimisation.

1.12.17 Take into account when prescribing that people with ME/CFS may be more intolerant of drug treatment. Consider:

  • starting medicines at a lower dose than in usual clinical practice
  • gradually increasing the dose if the medicine is tolerated.

1.12.18 Drug treatment for the symptoms associated with ME/CFS for children and young people should only be started under guidance or supervision from a medical professional trained and experienced in paediatric prescribing.

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