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

Therapeutics Handbook Update March 2020

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated.

 This update includes;

Vancomycin dose calculator

The Vancomycin dose calculator now offers more flexible guidance on the time to the first maintenance vancomycin dose, post loading dose. Where possible prescribers should aim to prescribe maintenance vancomycin doses between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm. Prescribing during these hours is more convenient for patients and reduces the risk of confusion due to midnight dosing.

Several other sections have had minor content updates including:

Management of Hypocalcaemia

Management of Hypertension and

Management of Arthritis

Please familiarise yourself with the above guidelines as appropriate and if you have not already done so update your App on receipt of the notification. If you are not able to update your app then please refer to the GGCMedicines desktop site here as the website content is always live with the most up to date information. For more information or assistance with any aspect of the GGC Medicines app or Therapeutics handbook please contact therapeutics.handbook@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.


Published 23/03/2020. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.