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Formulary Update (Dec 2014)

Posted: December 15, 2014.
Category - Formulary Update

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met on 8th December 2014. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post

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Medicine Update Acute Issue 3 (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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Intrathecal/Intraventricular Administration of Medicines (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Definitions: Intrathecal injection: often simply called an "intrathecal" or a “spinal”, an intrathecal injection is an injection into the spinal canal (intrathecal space surrounding...

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Renal Drug Handbook and Database (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting

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Clarithromycin interactions update (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Clarithromycin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic but should be prescribed with caution due to its potential to: Inhibit the metabolism of a variety of medicines, leading to increased plasma levels and drug toxicity. <...

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Discoloured vancomycin vials (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

It has been reported that some vancomycin vials (manufactured by Wockhardt UK) may contain powder with a pinkish colour. The discolouration is due to a phenomenon in the freeze drying process.  As this process does not start at the same ti...

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Guideline News (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

 

 

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Vancomycin prescribing chart tips (December 2014)

Posted: December 12, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Vancomycin

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting

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Community Pharmacy Update December 2014

Posted: December 10, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

  The latest edition of the Community Pharmacy Update bulletin can be found here. Topics include:

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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