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

Respiratory

Tiotropium: Braltus Zonda

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

In April 2017, the ADTC accepted the Respiratory MCN’s recommendation on tiotropium inhaler devices. Braltus® Zonda Inhaler is now the preferred brand of tiotropium inhaler. Spiriva Respimat® remains a Total Formulary option. ...

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Infections: self management and prevention

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Antimicrobial Prescribing

Patients need to understand that they should avoid unnecessary antibiotic use as bacterial resistance can affect them personally with inability to treat infections.  Healthcare professionals can educate otherwise healthy patients on the ex...

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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

To view this bulletin in PDF format please click here

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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Inhaler Resources

Posted: July 06, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

In conjunction with the Respiratory MCN Prescribing Group and primary care representatives, the Glasgow South Prescribing Team has produced new resources for primary care including pictures of inhaler devices.  

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Genuair inhalers: potential safety issue

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

Unlike many inhalers, the dose counter for Duaklir® (aclidinium/formoterol) and Eklira® (aclidinium) Genuair® products reduce in intervals of 10 inhalations: 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0.   We have...

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Ventmax and Pulvinal discontinued

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

There are small numbers of patients using these products. Advice on switching is given below.   Ventmax® salbutamol tablets: Inhalation route preferred for salbutamol.

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Tiotropium for asthma

Posted: November 16, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

Tiotropium has been added to the Adult Total Formulary as add on treatment in adult asthmatic patients at step 4 with poorly controlled asthma (at least one course of oral steroids for a severe exacerbation in the last year) who have persistent...

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Asthma / COPD Inhalers of Choice

Posted: August 14, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

The ADTC has agreed recommendations from Respiratory MCN Prescribing Subgroup review of the asthma and COPD sections of the Adult Formulary for 

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Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide

Posted: March 06, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Acute
Tagged with - Respiratory Asthma

In 2014, NHSGGC Acute spent approximately £1.5M on respiratory inhalers and a 'Respiratory Inhalers - Identification Guide' was developed to address issues such as wastage, incorrect prescribing and inappropriate supply. The guide contain...

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ADTC update February 2015

Posted: February 23, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Respiratory

The additions to NHSGGC Formulary agreed at ADTC, 16 February 2015, included: Brimonidine gel (Mirvaso®) for the treatment of the erythema associated with rosacea. Brimonidine reduces erythema through direct cutaneous vasocon...

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