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

Formulary

Medicines Update Primary Care November 2017

Posted: November 08, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Zomorph® Preferred Brand Oral Morphine in Adults
  • Mefenamic Acid: Non Formulary
  • Freestyle Libre: What is it?
  • Homeopathic Prescribing Reminder
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Reminder
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin®) MHRA Warning: Rare Risk of Respiratory Depression
  • Drug Shortages

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2017

Posted: August 17, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Steroid Foam Enemas
  • Online Medical /Pharmacy Services and the Direct Supply of Medicines
  • Unallocated Prescriptions
  • Wound Product Formulary

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New lipid lowering medicines: Alirocumab and evolocumab

Posted: July 03, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Formulary

Two new lipid lowering medicines, alirocumab and evolocumab (PCSK9 inhibitors) are on the GGC Formulary for initiation by specialist lipid clinics. Use is restrict...

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2017

Posted: February 15, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Parkinson's disease Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin D Guideline : Prevention and Treatment of Deficiency in Adults
  • Prostap 3DCS®
  • MHRA Warning:DMAA in Sports Supplements
  • Tegretol ® Suppositories
  • Disulfiram Shortage
  • Move to Prescribing Ipinnia XL®

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Medicines Update Primary Care November 2016

Posted: November 15, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Formulary: Quetiapine MR Removed
  • Vaginal Gel and Pessaries: Shellfish Allergy
  • Prescription for Exercise: Live Active Referral Update
  • Glasgow Dental Hospital: Prescribing and Supply of Medicines
  • Foam and Silicone Dressings

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2016

Posted: August 23, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Buprenorphine Patches: Not Interchangeable
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Oxycodone Formulary Change
  • Vitamin D Supplements : News
  • Sports Supplements
  • Desogestrel: Soya Bean Oil
  • MHRA Warning: Citalopram and Cocaine suspected Drug Interaction

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2016

Posted: May 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Mental Health Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Trazodone: Significant Cost Increases
  • Liothyronine
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • Galantamine: Severe Skin Reactions

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2015

Posted: September 25, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN Diabetes Mental Health Dietetics Formulary Paediatrics Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • New Epilepsy Guideline
  • Depression in Children and Young People
  • Bydureon® Device Change
  • Gluten Free Foods Formulary Update
  • Synonyms
  • TheiCal®

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2015

Posted: August 13, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Eye Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Lumigan® 0.3mg/ml eye drops
  • E- Formulary Update
  • High Cost/ Expensive Medicines

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Temazepam prescribing change 01/06/15

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines Formulary Prescribing

For many years, temazepam has been in the anomalous position where although a schedule 3 Controlled Drug (CD), it has been exempt from the prescription writing requirements that apply to all other schedule 2 and 3 CDs. The Home Office has recen...

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