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

Archive for 2018

Braltus® – risk of inhalation of capsule

Posted: July 17, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Braltus® is the preferred brand of tiotropium inhaler in GGC.  In May 2018, the MHRA issued a warning about the risk of inhalation of the capsules if placed in the mouthpiece of the Braltus® Zonda® inhaler device. &...

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Therapeutics Handbook Update July 2018

Posted: July 13, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Adult Therapeutics Handbook content has now been updated and includes the following main changes: Resuscitation and anaphylaxis  The guideline on

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MU Extra - QT prolongation

Posted: July 13, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

The Medicines Update Extra Bulletin on Drug induced QT prolongation has been updated. This consists of a

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MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

Posted: July 13, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update Extra

 MUE 08: Drug induced QT prolongation

** This bulletin supersedes MUE 02 **

  • Prolongation of the QT interval can lead to a life threatening arrhythmia known as torsades de pointes.
  • Over the last few years a number of warnings have highlighted the risk of QT prolongation with citalopram, domperidone, ondansetron, hydroxyzine and quinine.
  • Extra vigilance is required by healthcare professionals to be alert to the risk of drug induced QT prolongation and drug interactions. 
  • Refer to flowchart and patient scenarios for further detail.

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Guideline News June 2018

Posted: July 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

New Adult NHSGGC Guidelines now available on StaffNet

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MHRA Updates Jun 18

Posted: July 11, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Drug Safety Update (June 2018) includes: Dolutegravir (Tivicay ▼, ...

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Freestyle Libre for Patients with Diabetes

Posted: July 02, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Following the decision to introduce the interstitial glucose monitoring system Freestyle Libre, the Diabetes managed Clinical Network have agreed an implementat...

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Important: Update re Enoxaparin

Posted: June 20, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

Key points: NHSGGC is switching to Enoxaparin Becat® as enoxaparin preparation of choice for pre-filled syringes 20mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg and 100mg. Enoxaparin Becat® is ...

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Formulary Update (June 2018)

Posted: June 20, 2018.
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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High cost liquid medicines

Posted: June 06, 2018.
Category - Medicines Update

A new initiative to reduce unnecessary cost associated with the use of liquid medicines in hospital has been launched.  A

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