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

Medicines Update Acute

For prescribers of all levels and health professionals in the acute sector

National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved

Posted: January 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

National antibiotic prescribing targets achieved     The Scottish Antibiotic Prescribing Group (SAPG) set the following targets for all Scottish healthboards: ≥ 95% of patients should have their an...

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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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Guideline News (October 2014)

Posted: October 07, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Guideline News GGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Medicines Update Acute Issue 2 October 2014

Posted: October 06, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

In this issue:

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

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