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

Latest News & Postscripts

Guideline News Oct 2017

Posted: October 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Medicines Update Primary Care October 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update valproate Drug Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • New Lithium Monitoring Standards
  • MHRA Patient Safety Alert:Valproate and Pregnancy
  • Guideline: Clozapine Related Constipation
  • Clozapine: 'Out of Practice Drug'
  • Guideline: Trazodone Appropriate Formulation Choice and Use
  • Guideline: Reviewing Psychotropic Medicines in Care Homes
  • Updated Guideline: Depression in Primary Care
  • Drug Shortages (Staffnet)

 

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MHRA Updates September 2017

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (September 2017) includes: Miconazole (Daktarin): over-the-counter or...

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Guideline News Sept 2017

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Mefenamic Acid Now Non-Formulary

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Mefenamic acid is now non-formulary.Prescribers should review ongoing use and consider whether other NSAIDs may be appropriate. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the Preferred List first line options.Following consu...

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Atrial fibrillation – Who should be anticoagulated?

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Patients with recurrent paroxysmal, persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) have a high risk of thromboembolism, particularly stroke. Compared to patients without AF, the absolute risk of stroke is increased almost five fold. One year ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics MHRA Drug Safety Update Adrenaline Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) Project
  • Regaine® or Minoxidil
  • MHRA Updated Advice: Adrenaline Auto-injectors
  • MHRA Warning: Brimonidine Gel (Mirvaso®)
  • MHRA Reclassifies Maloff Protect®
  • Drug Shortages

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Community Pharmacy Update: Aug 2017

Posted: September 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest Community Pharmacy Update bulletin can be found here. It contains items on:

  • Making the Most of My Medicines (MMy)
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination
  • Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine
  • Achieving Excellance in Pharmaceutical Care
  • Opportunity to help develop mobile app
  • SPSP
  • ONS

Published 14/09/17

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Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Sept 2017

Posted: September 07, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Adult Therapeutics Handbook: Content Update Sept 2017   The Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main change:

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GMAWS - Updated Alcohol Withdrawal Recommendations

Posted: September 06, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

UPDATED ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL RECOMMENDATIONS Summary of Key Changes New Pabrinex® prescription recommendations for patients ‘at risk’ of Wernicke’s Encephalopa...

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