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

Latest News & Postscripts

Tramadol and changes to Controlled Drug Legislation

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

Tramadol to be a Schedule 3 Controlled Drug The Home Office has announced changes to CD classification for a number of drugs which should be implemented from 10th June ...

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Safety updates: Nitrofurantoin, contraceptives

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Medication incidents Antimicrobial Prescribing

Nitrofurantoin in renal impairment The MHRA has intimated plans to amend the contraindication against use of nitrofurantoin in renal impairment from CrCl <60 mL/min to eGFR &l...

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Kid's corner: Specials

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Kid’s Corner: Specials Specials may be required if a particular preparation is required but not available; for example a liquid for an unusual dose, or to overcome swallowin...

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Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®)

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®) This product has been launched for both COPD and asthma, although SMC advice has been issued for COPD only at this stage. A ...

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Guidelines Update

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Corrected NHSGGC guideline on management...

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Valsartan Supply Problem

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update

Valsartan Shortage There are currently supply problems with valsartan products.  Where a patient is unable to obtain their normal valsartan prescription, prescribers may need to consider switching patients to an alternative Angio...

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Clomipramine supply (PostScript 81, May 2014)

Posted: May 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

Clomipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant most often used in the treatment of severe obsessional compulsive disorder (OCD). It is generally a second line option after SSRIs prove ineffective or are not tolerated. Consequently there is a small ...

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PostScript Community Pharmacy May 2014

Posted: May 01, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of the community pharmacy bulletin can be found here.   Topics include:

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2014

Posted: April 16, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Prescribing

To view this bulletin in PDF format click here.

This bulletin contains information on:

  • Valsartan Shortage
  • Drug Safety Advice
  • Patient Medication and Problem Linkage
  • CD Accountable Officer
  • Indicators for 2014/15

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PostScript Community Pharmacy April 2014

Posted: April 04, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy

The latest edition of the community pharmacy bulletin can be found here.  Articles cover the following topics: New Practitioner S...

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