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Posted: March 27, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
The latest community pharmacy update bulletin can be found here. It contains items on: Errors with Levetiracetam 1...
Posted: March 13, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology
The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepared in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):
There is a manufacturer supply problem with hyoscine hydrobromide tablets (Kwells, Kwells Kids and Joy-Rides) and these preparations will be unavailable until at least March 2017. In addition to their licensed indication of motion sickness, the...
Oral fosfomycin trometamol (Monuril®) is indicated in adults for the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (UTI) following microbiological isolation of susceptible organisms. It should be considered as a treatment option ...
Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Why you should always accept updates for the GGC Medicines App.
Posted: February 27, 2017.
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.
Posted: February 22, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Immunocompromised Patients with fever
If neutropenic (or if not neutropenic but the source of infection is unknown) treat as per the Initial Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adults Guidelines.
If not neutropenic and the source of...
Following a national tendering process, the preferred brand of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for Smokefree services will be Nicotinell®. From 1st March 2017, please start any new NRT clients on products from the Nicoti...