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

Latest News & Postscripts

Oral Mesalazine – Preferred Brands

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Changes have been made to the recommendations on interchangeability of oral mesalazine preparations. The BNF now states that there is no evidence to show that any one oral preparation of mesalazine is more effective than another for ulcerative ...

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The BNF/BNFC interaction sections are changing

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

What’s new?The interactions section in the BNF and BNF for Children (BNFC) is changing. Print copies of BNF 74 and BNFC 2017-18 have the new format and digital versions (Medicines Complete and the new ...

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Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

The Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) is being updated and the printed version is due to be circulated shortly. The list of medicinal substances has been reviewed and a number of changes suggested to ensure it is fully relevant to current...

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Freestyle Libre: what is it?

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Freestyle Libre is a flash glucose monitoring system which measures interstitial fluid glucose levels. 

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Guideline News Oct 2017

Posted: October 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Medicines Update Primary Care October 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update valproate Drug Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • New Lithium Monitoring Standards
  • MHRA Patient Safety Alert:Valproate and Pregnancy
  • Guideline: Clozapine Related Constipation
  • Clozapine: 'Out of Practice Drug'
  • Guideline: Trazodone Appropriate Formulation Choice and Use
  • Guideline: Reviewing Psychotropic Medicines in Care Homes
  • Updated Guideline: Depression in Primary Care
  • Drug Shortages (Staffnet)

 

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MHRA Updates September 2017

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (September 2017) includes: Miconazole (Daktarin): over-the-counter or...

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Guideline News Sept 2017

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Mefenamic Acid Now Non-Formulary

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Mefenamic acid is now non-formulary.Prescribers should review ongoing use and consider whether other NSAIDs may be appropriate. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the Preferred List first line options.Following consu...

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Atrial fibrillation – Who should be anticoagulated?

Posted: October 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Patients with recurrent paroxysmal, persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) have a high risk of thromboembolism, particularly stroke. Compared to patients without AF, the absolute risk of stroke is increased almost five fold. One year ...

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