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

Benzodiazepines

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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Instalments for CDs

Posted: December 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines

Instalment Prescriptions for CDs: Updated Home Office Wording   Prescriptions for Controlled Drugs which are supplied in instalments must contain specific wording to allow supply in advance of public holida...

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Temazepam prescribing change 01/06/15

Posted: May 15, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines Formulary Prescribing

For many years, temazepam has been in the anomalous position where although a schedule 3 Controlled Drug (CD), it has been exempt from the prescription writing requirements that apply to all other schedule 2 and 3 CDs. The Home Office has recen...

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Controlled Drugs and Patients' Ability to Drive

Posted: March 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines Opioids

The Department for Transport has introduced a new offence of driving with certain controlled drugs (CDs) above specified limits in the blood; this legislation<...

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2015

Posted: February 27, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes Vaccines Mental Health Benzodiazepines MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Drugs and driving - impaired ability to drive
  • Vaccination Programmes for patients in care homes
  • Yellow Card Scheme extended
  • ACWY Vax®
  • New Diabetes Guidelines
  • Nitrofurantoin Dosing and Preparation
  • Ivabradine Safety Update
  • Patient changing GP practice: deducting patients on a CMS prescription

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Medicines Update Primary Care - September 2014

Posted: September 16, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Erectile Dysfunction Antimicrobial Prescribing Mental Health Benzodiazepines

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Infection Management Guidance
  • Illicit diazepam and new benzodiazepines
  • Review of patient prescribed the same antidepressant for ≥2 years
  • Sildenafil

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Case Study: Safe management of midazolam

Posted: September 05, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Benzodiazepines

A concern was raised by social work over the inability to track a number of doses of midazolam in a patient’s home. The patient has a complex history and is classed as a vulnerable adult. Midazolam is used for treatment of seizures and is...

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PostScript Primary Care - May 2014

Posted: May 13, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Benzodiazepines Anticoagulants Methotrexate Parkinson's disease

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Chronic non-malignant pain opioid guidelines - updated
  • Reducing prescribing of hypnotics and anxiolytics
  • Methotrexate and trimethoprim interaction
  • Depression treatment guideline
  • Vitamin B12 Injections

 

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PostScript Primary Care (Sept '13)

Posted: September 17, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma Benzodiazepines Antiplatelets

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This bulletin contains articles on:

  • Dual antiplatelet therapy
  • Respiratory care prescribing tools
  • Reducing temazepam prescribing

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PostScript Primary Care - April 2013

Posted: May 01, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Prescribing Indicators Respiratory Diabetes Dietetics Benzodiazepines

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  • One Touch® Verio meters recall
  • Hyperkalaemia, Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists (MRA) and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • NHSGGC Gluten Free Prescribing Guidelines
  • Diazepam 10mg Voluntary Ban
  • Domiciliary Oxygen – Transfer to Dolby Vivisol
  • NHSGGC Prescribing Indicators 2013/2014

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