Antibiotic Interactions: Quinolones and tetracyclines with metal salts and other cations Quinolones, eg ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin; and tetracyclines, eg d...
Novel oral anticoagulants The Heart MCN has proposed a strategy to offer prescribers a choice of novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) or warfarin for patients newly diagnosed w...
Safety update: Nitrofurantoin As we highlighted in September, the MHRA have issued a reminder on precautions for use of
Smoking cessation Smoking cessation with or without pharmacotherapy has been associated with exacerbations of underlying psychiatric illness, eg depression, anxiety. The Smokefree smoking cessation...
Oxycodone Product of Choice Several branded generic preparations of modified release (MR) oxycodone are now available. Longtec® was awarded the NHS Scotland acute care national contract and is the NHSGGC brand of choice. It will b...
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) The MHRA issued advice in November 2013 on the appropriateness of generic prescribing of AEDs and when a patient should stay on a particular brand. This initial guidance is directed at all staff across NHSGGC ...
Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
The full edition of PostScript 79 can be downloaded as a PDF file here. The articles have been presented as separate blog posts.
Posted: December 16, 2013.
Category - Formulary Update
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) met in December 2013. The Formulary decisions from that meeting are summarised in this post.
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Posted: December 06, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
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