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

NSAIDs

Medicines Update Primary Care June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes NSAIDs The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) EFIPPS Study

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This bulletin contains informtion on:

  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) and the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) Study
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Electronic Prescribing    
  • Hypoglycaemia Treatment with Sugary Drinks             

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Mefenamic acid: price increase

Posted: May 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - NSAIDs

The May Drug Tariff price for mefenamic acid has increased significantly. <...

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Medicines Update Primary Care December 2016

Posted: December 01, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Flu Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines NSAIDs MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Propranolol for Anxiety
  • Controlled Drug Instalments
  • Buprenorphine Patches
  • Etoricoxib MHRA Update
  • Brimonidine Gel MHRA Update
  • Fluoxetine 10mg Licensed Product
  • Vaccination Programme Residential Care Services 2016-2017

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2015

Posted: July 29, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update NSAIDs

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin E for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dry Eye Management
  • Ibuprofen Safety Update MHRA
  • New Selfhelp4stroke website
  • Safety Alert Minims Unit Dose Eye Drops
  • Availability of Fosfomycin 3g sachets

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Ibuprofen Safety Update

Posted: July 10, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - MHRA Drug Safety Update NSAIDs

The MHRA has published updated advice on cardiovascular risks of high dose ibuprofen and interaction of ibuprofen with aspi...

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Oral Diclofenac: prescription only medicine from 15th January 2015

Posted: January 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - NSAIDs

Tablets containing diclofenac will be available only as a Prescription Only Medicine (POM) from 15th January 2015. Topical formulations (gels, creams) containing diclofenac will continue to be available without a prescription. F...

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PostScript 77 (Sept '13)

Posted: September 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook SMC Mental Health NSAIDs Formulary

This edition contains articles on:   Safety updates including diclofenac, metoclopramide, codeine in children Kid’s corner: melatonin Osteoporosis update ADTC decisions Webwatch: Choice...

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Postscript Primary Care (Aug '13)

Posted: August 21, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diabetes and driving
  • Ketoconazole oral formulation - MHRA advice
  • Nitrofurantoin - contraindication
  • Topical NSAIDs - formulary change

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Postscript Primary Care - July 2013

Posted: July 31, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Statins Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Antiplatelets NSAIDs Prescribing

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This edition contains articles on:

  • Diclofenac - new contraindications and warnings
  • Codeine - restricted analgesic use in children and adolescents
  • Ticagrelor and simvastatin interaction
  • Spiriva Respimat® removal from Formulary
  • Primary care antimicrobial guidelines app available
  • Vedagrin herbal product
  • Primary care clinical guidelines

 

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