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MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018

Category - Medicines Update Extra

MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

** This bulletin supersedes MUE 02 **

  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to a life threatening arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes.
  • Over the last few years a number of warnings have highlighted the risk of QT prolongation with citalopram, domperidone, ondansetron, hydroxyzine and quinine.
  • Extra vigilance is required by healthcare professionals to be alert to the risk of drug induced QT prolongation and drug interactions. 
  • Refer to flowchart and patient scenarios for further detail.
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Formulary Update (June 2018)

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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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Formulary Update (April 2018)

Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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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