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

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Guidance Updated

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

Three guidelines have been updated by the Osteoporosis Strategy group and are now available:

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Alendronic acid

Posted: May 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

New formulation Binosto® 70mg effervescent tablets have been added to Total Formulary restricted to patients who are unable to swallow tablets where alendronic acid is the appropriate...

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Bisphosphonates and ear canal osteonecrosis

Posted: February 25, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

There is a well established link between osteonecrosis of the jaw and bisphosphonates. 

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Denosumab shared care for osteoporosis

Posted: January 18, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

Denosumab 60mg/1mL is a second line drug used in the treatment of osteoporosis to reduce the risk of hip, vertebral and non-vertebral fractures. It is admi...

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What's new with vitamin D

Posted: May 28, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Osteoporosis

New high dose preparations Several new high dose colecalciferol (vitamin D) preparations have recently been licensed in the UK, including:• Aviticol® 20,000 unit capsule• Fultium® D3 20,000 unit...

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PostScript Acute 17 (June 2014)

Posted: May 27, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Biologics Dabigatran Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Anticoagulants Medication incidents gentamicin

In this issue:

  • Pharmacy prioritisation and referral
  • Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in atrial fibrillation: Update
  • TNF alpha inhibitors: risk of tuberculosis
  • Guideline news
  • Learning from incidents: warfarin follow-up post-discharge
  • Gentamicin prescription chart: updated version
  • Reminder: how to safely prescribe weekly alendronic acid

Information included is specific to the use of medicines in the adult setting.

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PostScript Primary Care - March 2014

Posted: March 26, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Osteoporosis Contraceptives Mental Health Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Clomipramine shortage
  • Combined oral contraceptives
  • Addison's Disease
  • Polypharmacy LES 2013/14 Final Submission
  • Vitamin D FAQ and Patient Information Leaflet
  • Strontium Ranelate Restriction
  • Searching for Drug Allergies or adverse reactions on EMIS
  • Changes to PostScript Alerts

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PostScript Primary Care - Jan 2014

Posted: January 21, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Palliative Care Osteoporosis Dietetics Prescribing

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Gluten-free food scheme
  • 'Just in case' synonyms
  • Accrete D3®
  • Hypertension Guideline Revision
  • Treatment of Dental Abcess
  • Nalmefene
  • Nuelin® Supply Issue
  • Ensure® Plus Milkshake name change

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PostScript 77 (Sept '13)

Posted: September 02, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Osteoporosis Antimicrobial Prescribing Therapeutic Handbook SMC Mental Health NSAIDs Formulary

This edition contains articles on:   Safety updates including diclofenac, metoclopramide, codeine in children Kid’s corner: melatonin Osteoporosis update ADTC decisions Webwatch: Choice...

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PostScript 76 (July 2013)

Posted: June 28, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Dabigatran Respiratory Osteoporosis SMC Vaccines Anticoagulants

                                  This edition contains articles on:

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