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

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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PostScript Primary Care - December 2013

Posted: December 11, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Smoking Cessation

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • LAMAs and LABAs
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • New Larvae Protocol
  • Synonyms

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PostScript Primary Care - November 2013

Posted: November 20, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids

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This bulletin contains articles on:

  • Health Start Vitamins
  • Preferred Brand of Oxycodone MR
  • Morphine Prescribing Caution
  • New Website on Management of Chronic Pain

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PostScript Primary Care - October 2013

Posted: October 15, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Respiratory Vaccines Mental Health Anticoagulants

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  • Hyoscine hydrobromide shortage
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Spiriva Respimat
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Metoclopramide
  • Cold chain LearnPro Module
  • NHSGGC Urinary Catheter Formulary
  • Lecicarbon A suppositories

 

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PostScript Primary Care (Sept '13)

Posted: September 17, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma Benzodiazepines Antiplatelets

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This bulletin contains articles on:

  • Dual antiplatelet therapy
  • Respiratory care prescribing tools
  • Reducing temazepam prescribing

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Postscript Primary Care (Aug '13)

Posted: August 21, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diabetes and driving
  • Ketoconazole oral formulation - MHRA advice
  • Nitrofurantoin - contraindication
  • Topical NSAIDs - formulary change

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Postscript Primary Care - July 2013

Posted: July 31, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Statins Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Antiplatelets NSAIDs Prescribing

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diclofenac - new contraindications and warnings
  • Codeine - restricted analgesic use in children and adolescents
  • Ticagrelor and simvastatin interaction
  • Spiriva Respimat® removal from Formulary
  • Primary care antimicrobial guidelines app available
  • Vedagrin herbal product
  • Primary care clinical guidelines

 

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PostScript Primary Care - June 2013 Summer & Travel

Posted: June 25, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Eye Vaccines

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This edition contains articles on

  • Jext® adrenaline auto-injector
  • Travel vaccines
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Sunscreens and ACBS
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Extended travel abroad
  • Useful resources

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