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

Methotrexate

Methotrexate for arthritis

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Methotrexate

A new shared care agreement for subcutaneous methotrexate has been published here. It details responsibilities for consultants and nurse specialists in ac...

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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 - July 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Smoking Cessation Methotrexate

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Varenicline (Champix®) PGD
  • Subcutaneous Methotrexate
  • C.difficile and PPIs
  • Gabapentin - abuse potential
  • Buccal midazolam
  • Sucralfate (Antepsin®) shortage
  • Visitors from overseas - Guidance for General Practice
  • PostScript Rebranding

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2014

Posted: May 13, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines Anticoagulants Methotrexate Parkinson's disease

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Chronic non-malignant pain opioid guidelines - updated
  • Reducing prescribing of hypnotics and anxiolytics
  • Methotrexate and trimethoprim interaction
  • Depression treatment guideline
  • Vitamin B12 Injections

 

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PostScript Primary Care Oct 2012

Posted: October 25, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Methotrexate

In this issue:

  • Vaccination against Pertussis
  • Vitamin D
  • Gliptins
  • Thrombopropylaxis for orthopaedic patients
  • Antiplatelets for stroke and TIA
  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day
  • Changes to prescribing and availability of Epanutin®
  • Success of voluntary ban on methotrexate 10mg tablets

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Postscript Primary Care - March 2012

Posted: March 20, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Methotrexate

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  • Homely Remedies
  • Buccal Midazolam
  • Gliptins and Renal Disease
  • Adult Infection Management Guideline Revision
  • Methotrexate Voluntary Ban - 10mg tablets
  • Oral Nutrition Contract
  • Ensure Plus Starter Packs

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PostScript Safety 11 (Feb 2012)

Posted: February 29, 2012.
Category - PostScript Safety
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Anticoagulants Methotrexate

  • Sepsis is a medical emergency
  • Methotrexate - voluntary ban on 10mg tablets
  • Changes to citalopram/escitalopram dosing
  • Enoxaparin:  advice on site of administration
  • Update on Double Dipping

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PostScript Community Pharmacy March 2012

Posted: February 23, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Methotrexate

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PostScript 67 (January 2012)

Posted: January 06, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Therapeutic Handbook Diabetes SMC Anticoagulants Methotrexate

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This edition contains articles on:

 

  • HbA1c: Change to Reporting Units
  • Webwatch: Download the Therapeutics Handbook
  • Dabigatran: ADTC Decision
  • Voluntary Ban on Methotrexate 10mg tablets
  • Actinic keratosis and new Formulary treatment option
  • Case Study: Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome in Parkinson’s Disease.

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