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

Medicines Update Primary Care

A monthly bulletin produced by the Central Prescribing Team aimed primarily at GPs and prescribers in primary care

Medicines Update Primary Care - October 2014

Posted: October 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Antimicrobial Prescribing Eye Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Epistatus®
  • Zerodouble® Gel
  • MHRA Nitrofurantoin Advice
  • Eye lid Products
  • Adrenaline Pen advice
  • Change to Yellow Card Reporting
  • Praziquantel
  • Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014

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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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Medicines Update Primary Care - August 2014

Posted: August 20, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Blood Glucose Meters
  • High Flow Oxygen
  • Fentanyl
  • Prescribing for Sports Clubs
  • Wound formulary
  • Medicines Management LES
  • Drugs for Urinary Retention
  • Paediatric Amoxicillin Doses

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Smoking Cessation Methotrexate

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Varenicline (Champix®) PGD
  • Subcutaneous Methotrexate
  • C.difficile and PPIs
  • Gabapentin - abuse potential
  • Buccal midazolam
  • Sucralfate (Antepsin®) shortage
  • Visitors from overseas - Guidance for General Practice
  • PostScript Rebranding

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PostScript Primary Care - June 2014

Posted: June 26, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antiplatelets Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Tramadol
  • Gluten-Free food service
  • Domperidone
  • Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
  • Patient Group Directions

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2014

Posted: May 13, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines Anticoagulants Methotrexate Parkinson's disease

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Chronic non-malignant pain opioid guidelines - updated
  • Reducing prescribing of hypnotics and anxiolytics
  • Methotrexate and trimethoprim interaction
  • Depression treatment guideline
  • Vitamin B12 Injections

 

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2014

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

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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 Primary Care - March 2014

Posted: March 26, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Contraceptives Mental Health Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Clomipramine shortage
  • Combined oral contraceptives
  • Addison's Disease
  • Polypharmacy LES 2013/14 Final Submission
  • Vitamin D FAQ and Patient Information Leaflet
  • Strontium Ranelate Restriction
  • Searching for Drug Allergies or adverse reactions on EMIS
  • Changes to PostScript Alerts

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PostScript Primary Care - February 2014

Posted: February 18, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Hepatitis Palliative Care SMC Dietetics

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Dapoxetine
  • Gluten-Free Food Formulary
  • Hypertension Guideline Error
  • Prescribing LES for 2014/15
  • Prescribing of Hepatitis B Virus treatments in General Practice
  • Macmillan Pharmacy Facilitators
  • Ensure® Plus
  • Glasgow Addiction Services - New contact details

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PostScript Primary Care - Jan 2014

Posted: January 21, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Palliative Care Osteoporosis Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Gluten-free food scheme
  • 'Just in case' synonyms
  • Accrete D3®
  • Hypertension Guideline Revision
  • Treatment of Dental Abcess
  • Nalmefene
  • Nuelin® Supply Issue
  • Ensure® Plus Milkshake name change

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