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

Latest News & Postscripts

PPIs and Hypomagnesaemia (October 2014)

Posted: October 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting PPIs and hypomagnesaemia In April 2012 the MHRA issued advice about the risk of hypomagnesaemia with long term proton pump inhibitor (PP...

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Safety Updates (October 2014)

Posted: October 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Information below is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting Safety Updates Click on the hyperlinked titles below for more detail.

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Dementia and Pain Management (October 2014)

Posted: October 03, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

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

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Medicines Update Primary Care - September 2014

Posted: September 16, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Erectile Dysfunction Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Benzodiazepines

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Infection Management Guidance
  • Illicit diazepam and new benzodiazepines
  • Review of patient prescribed the same antidepressant for ≥2 years
  • Sildenafil

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Welcome to Medicines Update

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

To coincide with the launch of the new GGC Prescribing App and the updated website, the PostScript bulletins have been reviewed and will now be published as Medicines Update.     GGC Medicines App The...

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Atrial fibrillation guideline updated

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

The GGC Heart MCN guideline for atrial fibr...

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Thickening of Liquid Medications

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Patients with dysphagia who are on thickened fluids to reduce the risk of choking, will also require any large volume liquid medications, eg Laxido® to be thickened. All liquids given to a dysphagic patient should be thickened to the approp...

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Case Study: Safe management of midazolam

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines

A concern was raised by social work over the inability to track a number of doses of midazolam in a patient’s home. The patient has a complex history and is classed as a vulnerable adult. Midazolam is used for treatment of seizures and is...

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Voriconazole adverse effects

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Voriconazole is licensed for invasive aspergillosis and is on the Formulary for specialist use only. In May 2014, the MHRA highlighted the additional risk of phot...

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: NHSGGC and the Medical Services

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

NHSGGC contributions to Glasgow 2014 Medical Services Although the Commonwealth Games lasted only 11 days, planning has taken many years. One of the things spectators wouldn’t be aware of was the effort that had gone into planning...

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