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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines

Medicines Update

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

News and information blog from ADTC covering clinical topics for all sectors of the NHS.

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

SGLT2 Inhibitors diabetic ketoacidosis risk

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors are licensed for use in type 2 diabetes to improve diabetic control. We highlighted preliminary advice on the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in

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Naloxone in Primary Care

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids

We previously highlighted advice for acute services on supply of take home doses for naloxone for patients at risk of drug overdose. There is no chang...

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Inhaler Resources

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

In conjunction with the Respiratory MCN Prescribing Group and primary care representatives, the Glasgow South Prescribing Team has produced new resources for primary care including pictures of inhaler devices.  

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What’s the right treatment for you?

Posted: June 27, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Medicines in Scotland: What’s the right treatment for you? Information for patients and the public   This recently published medicines

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NHSGGC Subscribes to BMJ Quality – Publish your QI work for FREE!

Posted: June 07, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

NHSGGC Subscribes to BMJ Quality – Publish your QI work for FREE! NHSGGC now subscribe to BMJ Quality and all staff can access this key resource.  This is particularly relevant to staff involved in quality improvement (QI) wo...

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Access to the British National Formulary and British National Formulary for Children

Posted: May 20, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

Access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC)The BNF and BNFC publications are available either electronically or as a printed book version.  The preferred method o...

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Blood Glucose Monitoring

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose Self monitoring of blood glucose is necessary for patients treated with insulin or other medication with a high risk of hypoglycaemia. The updated NHSGGC Read More...

Ask About Your Medicines

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update

 NHSGGC “Ask About Your Medicines” Campaign 2016   The Polypharmacy Patient Information Group launched the “Ask About...

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What parents want from GPs

Posted: May 16, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

What parents want from GP consultation for their child's cough or RTI The University of Bristol have produced an animation covering some of the issues which GPs and parents consider during consultations. GPs often thin...

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Sacubitril/valsartan

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - SMC

Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto®) represents a new therapeutic option for patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). It is prescribed instead of an ACE inhibitor or ARB. Sacubitril enhances the...

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