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

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Medicines Update Oncology March 2017

Posted: March 13, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Oncology

The following West of Scotland Cancer Network (WOSCAN) protocols have been prepared in response to national guidance and are now available on the WOSCAN intranet site (NHS network access required):  

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Hyoscine hydrobromide tablets

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Shortages

There is a manufacturer supply problem with hyoscine hydrobromide tablets (Kwells, Kwells Kids and Joy-Rides) and these preparations will be unavailable until at least March 2017. In addition to their licensed indication of motion sickness, the...

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Fosfomycin

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing

Oral fosfomycin trometamol (Monuril®) is indicated in adults for the treatment of uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection (UTI) following microbiological isolation of susceptible organisms. It should be considered as a treatment option ...

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Why Update GGC Medicines App?

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update

Why you should always accept updates for the GGC Medicines App.

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Formulary Update (Feb 2017)

Posted: February 27, 2017.
Category - Formulary Update

This post summarises the latest NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde decisions relating to new medicines considered by the Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and uses a nationally developed format specifically aimed for patients and the public.

For full details of the medicines included in this post that are available for use, including any restrictions on prescribing, please see the relevant entry in the GGC Formulary.

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Therapeutics Handbook: Infection Section Changes February 2017

Posted: February 22, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Acute

Immunocompromised Patients with fever

If neutropenic (or if not neutropenic but the source of infection is unknown) treat as per the Initial Management of Neutropenic Sepsis in Adults Guidelines.

If not neutropenic and the source of...

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Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Anticoagulants

A new Medicines Update Extra bulletin has been published regarding the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). This replaces the previous ‘New...

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Smoking Cessation: NRT Brand

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

Following a national tendering process, the preferred brand of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for Smokefree services will be Nicotinell®.  From 1st March 2017, please start any new NRT clients on products from the Nicoti...

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Infections: self management and prevention

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing

Patients need to understand that they should avoid unnecessary antibiotic use as bacterial resistance can affect them personally with inability to treat infections.  Healthcare professionals can educate otherwise healthy patients on the ex...

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Diabetes MCN

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

the Diabetes MCN Key Messages for January 2017 are available here and contain information on:   Scot...

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