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

Diabetes

Medicines Update Primary Care November 2017

Posted: November 08, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Diabetes NSAIDs Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Zomorph® Preferred Brand Oral Morphine in Adults
  • Mefenamic Acid: Non Formulary
  • Freestyle Libre: What is it?
  • Homeopathic Prescribing Reminder
  • Healthy Start Vitamin Reminder
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin®) MHRA Warning: Rare Risk of Respiratory Depression
  • Drug Shortages

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Freestyle Libre: what is it?

Posted: October 25, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Freestyle Libre is a flash glucose monitoring system which measures interstitial fluid glucose levels. 

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Alogliptin: DPP-4 Inhibitor of Choice

Posted: June 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The position of alogliptin in the NHSGGC Formulary has changed.  The previous prescribing restriction limiting use in dual therapy has been remov...

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Fast acting insulin aspart

Posted: June 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

Fast acting Insulin aspart (Fiasp®) has been accepted by the SMC and added to the Formulary. It is a modified formulation of insulin aspart with the property of more rapid absorption of insulin from subcutaneous injection site than standard...

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Medicines Update Primary Care June 2017

Posted: June 14, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Diabetes NSAIDs The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) EFIPPS Study

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This bulletin contains informtion on:

  • The Scottish Therapeutics Utility (STU) and the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) Study
  • Pharmacist Independent Prescribers and Electronic Prescribing    
  • Hypoglycaemia Treatment with Sugary Drinks             

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Hypoglycaemia treatment with sugary drinks

Posted: May 04, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

In response to the forthcoming “Sugar Tax” levy on the production of sugary drinks, many manufacturers are significantly reducing the amount of sugar in their products. This has implications for diabetics who may use drinks, most co...

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Medicines Update Primary Care Supplement April 2017

Posted: April 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Antimicrobial Prescribing Diabetes Dietetics Prescribing

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Primary Care Prescribing Intitiative

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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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Blood Glucose Meters

Posted: January 23, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

The Formulary for Blood Glucose Meters and Test Strip was launched in March 2016 and has been impleme...

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Insulin Insuman Shortage

Posted: December 02, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Diabetes

There is a supply shortage of all Insuman® Basal and Insuman® Comb25 products   High Risk Patients For some high risk patients (aged under 18 year or 70 years and over, pregnancy, allergies ...

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