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Latest Medicines Updates & News

Guideline News

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Category - Medicines Update Acute

NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet Updated guidelines - The following guidelines have been updated and reposted on StaffNet.  Some updates may involve significant clinical changes and ...

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Formulary Update (April 2016)

Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016

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).  The new format, which is aimed at the public and patients is currently being piloted.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Formulary Update (February 2016)

Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016

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).  The new format, which is aimed at the public and patients is currently being piloted.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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MUE 04: PPIs

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015

Category - Medicines Update Extra

  Oral Proton Pump Inhibitors

  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of drug
  • PPIs are an effective treatment when used appropriately
  • PPIs should only be prescribed where there is a clear indication
  • PPIs are usually well tolerated
  • Recent evidence suggests that PPIs may have potentially serious adverse effects such as fractures, hypomagnesaemia, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, pneumonia and Clostridium difficile infection
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