NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Latest News & Postscripts

What antimicrobial guidance should I use?

Posted: September 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Current antimicrobial reference sources available for use by healthcare professionals in NHSGGC are:   The primary care GP Antibiotics app from the

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Safety: Citalopram and cocaine suspected interaction

Posted: September 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

The MHRA has reported a possible interaction between cocaine and...

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My Diabetes My Way

Posted: September 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

My Diabetes My Way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family or friends. People wanting to find out more about...

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2016

Posted: September 15, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Unlicensed Medicines Flu Vaccines Dietetics

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Melatonin Shared Care Protocol
  • Flu Vaccines: Supply
  • Dietary Intolerances or Allergies
  • National Therapeutic Indicators

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Melatonin Shared Care Update

Posted: August 31, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Paediatrics

The Shared Care Protocol for melatonin for use in children with sleep disturbance has been reviewed, with new products added and a change to how it will be prescribed in the community. The products listed are Bio-melatonin 3mg tablets, Circadin...

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Nadolol discontinued

Posted: August 31, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Nadolol is a beta blocker used mainly in the treatment of arrhythmias. The branded Corgard tablets have been discontinued by the manufacturer for commercial (not safety) reasons. There are unlicensed versions still available. Those patients usi...

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Formulary Update (August 2016)

Posted: August 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, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2016

Posted: August 23, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Buprenorphine Patches: Not Interchangeable
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Oxycodone Formulary Change
  • Vitamin D Supplements : News
  • Sports Supplements
  • Desogestrel: Soya Bean Oil
  • MHRA Warning: Citalopram and Cocaine suspected Drug Interaction

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New WOSCAN protocols (August 2016)

Posted: August 16, 2016.
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): Bevacizumab in combination with paclit...

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Antibiotic Prescribing in Acute: Key Messages

Posted: August 04, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Duration of antibiotic therapy is poorly recorded and IV to oral switch (IVOST) is delayed Duration of intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy is increasing across NHSGGC and recording of antibiotic duration is poor (between 53% and ...

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