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

Statins

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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PostScript Primary Care (Nov 2012)

Posted: November 15, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Unlicensed Medicines Benzodiazepines Wounds

In this issue:

  • Specials
  • Ranitidine 5mg/5ml
  • Diclofenac and cardiovascular risk
  • Simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine MHRA advice
  • Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia
  • Scriptswitch Software Pilot
  • Non availablility of Inadine®PVP I
  • Contraindications for silver containing dressings when breastfeeding
  • Sorbion Sachet S ®rebranded Sorbion Sachet Extra®
  • Prescribing Interface Subcommittee seeks GP representatives

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PostScript 71 (September 2012)

Posted: August 31, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Dabigatran Hepatitis Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing Anticoagulants

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Postscript Primary Care - August 2012

Posted: August 29, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Vaccines Mental Health

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  • High dose dexamethasone added to repeat in error
  • HPV vaccine 2012-13
  • Dementia therapy in primary care
  • Managed repeat/express repeat prescription schemes
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Orlistat supply problem
  • Warticon® supply problem
  • Simvastatin interactions – MHRA safety update

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PostScript 61 (January 2011)

Posted: January 17, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Biologics Opioids Statins

  • Anti TNFα therapy in Crohn’s Disease
  • Case notes: opioids
  • ‘If I could change one thing’
  • Additional guidance on atorvastatin

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PostScript Extra 18

Posted: January 03, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Extra
Tagged with - Statins

Statins and Choleterol lowering targets (January 2011)

Withdrawn as more than 2 years old. Contact Medicines Information (0141-211-4407) for further advice.

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PostScript Primary Care (January 2011)

Posted: January 01, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Statins Diabetes SMC Flu

  • New Lipid Lowering Guidelines
  • Glucosamine
  • Humulin Pens Discontinued
  • Seasonal Influenza Antiviral Prescribing
  • Medicines Awaiting SMC Evaluation
  • Waste Medicines
  • Splitting Tablets
  • Dihydrocodeine Prescribing by Dentists

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PostScript 60 (November 2010)

Posted: November 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Wounds

  • Nitrofurantoin and pulmonary adverse effects
  • Diabetes update: Withdrawal of rosiglitazone and mixtard 30
  • New lipid lowering guidelines: Additional guidance for GPs on ezetimibe

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PostScript 58 (July 2010)

Posted: July 01, 2010.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Statins Respiratory Smoking Cessation

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