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

Medicines Update

For all prescribers and health professionals both in primary care and the acute sector.

All editions of PostScript (the previous name for Medicines Update) from 2011 onwards have been added to this site.  Click here for an index to all previous editions.  If you would like a copy of a previous edition, please contact  medicines.update@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Guideline News July 2018

Posted: August 10, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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Braltus® – risk of inhalation of capsule

Posted: July 17, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Braltus® is the preferred brand of tiotropium inhaler in GGC.  In May 2018, the MHRA issued a warning about the risk of inhalation of the capsules if placed in the mouthpiece of the Braltus® Zonda® inhaler device. &...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update July 2018

Posted: July 13, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Resuscitation and anaphylaxis  The guideline on

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MU Extra - QT prolongation

Posted: July 13, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Medicines Update Extra Bulletin on Drug induced QT prolongation has been updated. This consists of a

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Guideline News June 2018

Posted: July 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates Jun 18

Posted: July 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (June 2018) includes: Dolutegravir (Tivicay ▼, ...

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Freestyle Libre for Patients with Diabetes

Posted: July 02, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Following the decision to introduce the interstitial glucose monitoring system Freestyle Libre, the Diabetes managed Clinical Network have agreed an implementat...

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Important: Update re Enoxaparin

Posted: June 20, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key points: NHSGGC is switching to Enoxaparin Becat® as enoxaparin preparation of choice for pre-filled syringes 20mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg and 100mg. Enoxaparin Becat® is ...

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High cost liquid medicines

Posted: June 06, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

A new initiative to reduce unnecessary cost associated with the use of liquid medicines in hospital has been launched.  A

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Guideline News May 2018

Posted: June 05, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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