Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update Extra

Medicines Update Extra provides a summary of the evidence base for medicines and therapies. It gives a ready reference for busy health professionals. 

Please note, the development of Medicines Update Extra bulletins will cease as of February 2022. Some existing publications have been identified to be replaced with Medicines Update blogs and will remain available until a review has taken place. All existing publications are greater than 3 years old and therefore should be used with caution as prescribing information can change. Always refer to the latest version of the manufacturer's summary of product characteristics (SPC) at

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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 **

Archived April 2024.


April 2024 update:

This bulletin has been replaced with a Medicines Update blog series on QTc prolongation. Blogs in the series include:



MUE 07: DOAC Prescribing

Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Category - Medicines Update Extra

DOAC Prescribing in Patients with Non-Valvular AF and for the Treatment and Prevention of VTE

** This bulletin supersedes MUE 05 **

The FAQ includes:

  • Questions relating to indications/appropriateness of DOACs
  • Questions relating to choice of DOAC & dose
  • Questions relating to DOAC initiation
  • Further information and advice
  • Decision making algorithms

April 2023 update:

This bulletin is in the process of being replaced with a Medicines Update blog series on DOACs. Blogs in the series published to date include: