NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest News & Postscripts

Fluoroquinolone safety – new restrictions

Posted: May 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Reports of adverse events associated with fluoroquinolone use prompted a recent EU safety review....

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Treatment of IDA - IV iron therapy

Posted: May 14, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now available on StaffNet

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Continuous Combined Hormonal Contraception

Posted: May 13, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Key messages In January 2019, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) published updated clinical guidan...

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Formulary Update (April 2019)

Posted: May 07, 2019.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary

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Guideline News Apr 2019

Posted: April 30, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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IDDSI Update

Posted: April 30, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Following assessment by a speech and language therapist, modification of fluids and diet may be recommended for people with swallowing difficulties.  In 2018, NHSGGC published information (available

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Treatment of IDA – Oral Iron Therapy

Posted: April 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

A new GGC guideline on the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now available on StaffNet

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Therapeutics Handbook Update April 2019

Posted: April 15, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: New guideline –

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MHRA Updates Quarter 1 2019

Posted: April 10, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Updates from the MHRA for the first quarter of 2019 Drug Safety Update includes:

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DesmoMelt® dosing advice for paediatrics

Posted: April 10, 2019.
Category - Medicines Update

Children with nocturnal enuresis are initially commenced on DesmoMelt® (desmopressin) 120 micrograms daily. If this dose is ineffective, parents/carers are advised to double the dose to 240 micrograms daily (i.e by taking t...

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