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

Medicines Update Primary Care

A monthly bulletin produced by the Central Prescribing Team aimed primarily at GPs and prescribers in primary care

Medicines Update Primary Care February 2017

Posted: February 15, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Parkinson's disease Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin D Guideline : Prevention and Treatment of Deficiency in Adults
  • Prostap 3DCS®
  • MHRA Warning:DMAA in Sports Supplements
  • Tegretol ® Suppositories
  • Disulfiram Shortage
  • Move to Prescribing Ipinnia XL®

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Medicines Update Primary Care January 2017

Posted: January 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Primary Care Adult Infection Management Guidance - November 2016 Update
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate 400mcg Pack Size
  • Seasonal Influenza Use of Antivirals
  • Seasonal Influenza Patient Advice
  • Nystan Dosage Change
  • Move to Prescribing of Stanek®

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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 November 2016

Posted: November 15, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health Wounds Formulary

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Formulary: Quetiapine MR Removed
  • Vaginal Gel and Pessaries: Shellfish Allergy
  • Prescription for Exercise: Live Active Referral Update
  • Glasgow Dental Hospital: Prescribing and Supply of Medicines
  • Foam and Silicone Dressings

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Medicines Update Primary Care October 2016

Posted: October 13, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Smoking Cessation Asthma Mental Health Guidelines Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

• Varenicline
• Dithranol Shortage
• How Serious is Clozapine Induced Constipation?
• Inhalers Potency Confusion
• Nadolol Shortage Reminder
• Omeprazole Update

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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2016

Posted: September 15, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Unlicensed Medicines Flu Vaccines Dietetics

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Melatonin Shared Care Protocol
  • Flu Vaccines: Supply
  • Dietary Intolerances or Allergies
  • National Therapeutic Indicators

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Medicines Update Primary Care August 2016

Posted: August 23, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Buprenorphine Patches: Not Interchangeable
  • Duplicate Therapy Warnings
  • Oxycodone Formulary Change
  • Vitamin D Supplements : News
  • Sports Supplements
  • Desogestrel: Soya Bean Oil
  • MHRA Warning: Citalopram and Cocaine suspected Drug Interaction

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN MHRA Drug Safety Update valproate Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus : Update
  • Warfarin and Miconazole: MHRA Warning
  • Valproate Abnormal Pregnancy: New Resources
  • Valsartan: Shortage
  • Creon® (pancreatin) 40,000 :Shortage
  • Sign 148: Patient Information on Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2016

Posted: July 11, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Indications for Ascorbic Acid
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk
  • Vaccines in Immunosuppressed Patients
  • Quetiapine

 

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Medicines Update Primary Care May 2016

Posted: May 12, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Mental Health Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Trazodone: Significant Cost Increases
  • Liothyronine
  • Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose
  • Galantamine: Severe Skin Reactions

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