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

MU Extra - QT prolongation

The Medicines Update Extra Bulletin on Drug induced QT prolongation has been updated. This consists of a main bulletin, flowchart, and patient scenarios.

The updated bulletin contains the following key changes:

  • Signpost to the new BNF table of drugs that can prolong the QT interval
  • Addition of quinine to the list of medicines for which the MHRA have issued warnings related to QT prolongation
  • Addition of quinine, tolterodine and lithium to table of commonly used drugs that can prolong the QT interval
  • Addition of two new patient scenarios to highlight recent changes in prescribing information for haloperidol and risks of QT prolongation with specialist medicines

 

 

Published 16/07/18