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Archive for 2013

PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Updates

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

New NHSGGC guidelines The following guidelines have been added to the repository on Staffnet •             Gluten Free Guidelines October 2013 • ...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Nalmefene

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Alcohol

Nalmefene We noted in the last edition that this new drug had been added to the Formulary for the for the reduction of alcohol consumptio...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Antibiotic interactions

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Antibiotic Interactions: Quinolones and tetracyclines with metal salts and other cations Quinolones, eg ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin; and tetracyclines, eg d...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Novel Oral Anticoagulants

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Anticoagulants

Novel oral anticoagulants The Heart MCN has proposed a strategy to offer prescribers a choice of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) or warfarin for patients newly diagnosed w...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Nitrofurantoin in renal impairment

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Prescribing

Safety update: Nitrofurantoin As we highlighted in September, the MHRA have issued a reminder on precautions for use of

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Smoking Cessation: varenicline and depression

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation Smoking cessation with or without pharmacotherapy has been associated with exacerbations of underlying psychiatric illness, eg depression, anxiety. The Smokefree smoking cessation...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Oxycodone MR

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Oxycodone Product of Choice Several branded generic preparations of modified release (MR) oxycodone are now available. Longtec® was awarded the NHS Scotland acute care national contract and is the NHSGGC brand of choice. It will b...

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Antiepileptic drugs

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medicines reconciliation

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) The MHRA issued advice in November 2013 on the appropriateness of generic prescribing of AEDs and when a patient should stay on a particular brand. This initial guidance is directed at all staff across NHSGGC ...

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PostScript 79 (January 2014) PDF

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update

The full edition of PostScript 79 can be downloaded as a PDF file here. The articles have been presented as separate blog posts.

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Formulary News (Dec 2013)

Posted: December 16, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met in December 2013. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.

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