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

Mental Health

Medicines Update Primary Care October 2017

Posted: October 19, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Mental Health MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update valproate Drug Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • New Lithium Monitoring Standards
  • MHRA Patient Safety Alert:Valproate and Pregnancy
  • Guideline: Clozapine Related Constipation
  • Clozapine: 'Out of Practice Drug'
  • Guideline: Trazodone Appropriate Formulation Choice and Use
  • Guideline: Reviewing Psychotropic Medicines in Care Homes
  • Updated Guideline: Depression in Primary Care
  • Drug Shortages (Staffnet)

 

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Propranolol for anxiety

Posted: January 05, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

The Prescribing Management Group (Mental Health) has produced guidance on prescribing of propranolol for anxiety which can be accessed

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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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Quetiapine MR non-Formulary

Posted: November 29, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

Quetiapine modified release (MR) preparations are no longer included in the NHSGGC Adult Formulary due to the higher acquisition cost and lack of evidence of benefit over the immediate release (IR) preparation.   Quetiapine...

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Clozapine induced constipation

Posted: November 29, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

How serious is clozapine induced constipation? The short answer is potentially fatal. Constipation is an acknowledged side effect of clozapine but patients are reluctant to report it. Indeed there is some suggestion that the impact of clozapine...

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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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Safety: Citalopram and cocaine suspected interaction

Posted: September 19, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Mental Health

The MHRA has reported a possible interaction between cocaine and...

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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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