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

Asthma

Medicines Update Primary Care October 2016

Posted: October 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Smoking Cessation Asthma Mental Health Guidelines Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

• Varenicline
• Dithranol Shortage
• How Serious is Clozapine Induced Constipation?
• Inhalers Potency Confusion
• Nadolol Shortage Reminder
• Omeprazole Update

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Ventmax and Pulvinal discontinued

Posted: January 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Asthma Respiratory

There are small numbers of patients using these products. Advice on switching is given below.   Ventmax® salbutamol tablets: Inhalation route preferred for salbutamol.

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Asthma / COPD Inhalers of Choice

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

The ADTC has agreed recommendations from Respiratory MCN Prescribing Subgroup review of the asthma and COPD sections of the Adult Formulary for 

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Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide

Posted: March 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

In 2014, NHSGGC Acute spent approximately £1.5M on respiratory inhalers and a 'Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide' was developed to address issues such as wastage, incorrect prescribing and inappropriate supply. The guide contain...

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Community Pharmacy Update January / February 2015

Posted: February 17, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Asthma

The latest edition contains articles on: Disulfiram Private Prescriptions Specials’ Supplier Gluten Free Food Desiccant sachets Asthma LES Formulary Changes ...

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Medicines Update Primary Care - November 2014

Posted: November 19, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Respiratory Asthma Methotrexate Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Carbamazepine Chewtabs
  • Fluoxetine 10mg
  • EMIS: Loss of interaction checking - acute methotrexate
  • Inhaler Devices
  • Drug Safety Update Information: Interferon ADRs
  • Changes to Dexamethasone Injection strength

 

 

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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 (September 2011)

Posted: September 19, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dabigatran Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Asthma Diabetes Dietetics

  • Dabigatran
  • Apidra® supply problems
  • Sip feed quantities
  • Respiratory prescribing indicators

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PostScript Acute 2 (January 2011)

Posted: January 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory SIGN NICE Asthma

  • New acute medicines prescription form ('Kardex')
  • Inhalers - what's new?
  • Drug Interactions - focus on clarithromycin
  • Guideline News

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PostScript 49 (January 2009)

Posted: January 01, 2009.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Respiratory Asthma

To view this edition as a PDF, please click here.   This edition of PostScript contains information on: New GGC guidelines...

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