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SSRIs/SNRIs - Risk of bleeding

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018

Category - Medicines Update

Key points SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors) are associated with a risk of bleeding, especially upper GI bleedingThe risk of GI bleeding ...

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Safe Use of Lithium

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018

Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: Lithium is a gold standard treatment for maintenance treatment of bipolar affective disorder Lithium has a high potential for toxicity and requires careful monitoring to ensure its safe and...

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Use of Antivirals for Flu

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018

Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC Antimicrobial Management Team have published guidance on the use of antivirals for influenza. This guidance includes a link to the Public Health England guidance which has been approved for use in Scotland by the Scottish Health...

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