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

Shortages

information about medicines which are not available including:

  • short term problems,
  • long term lack of availability, eg due to manufacturing issues 
  • discontinued products.

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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Medicines Update Primary Care September 2017

Posted: September 20, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics MHRA Drug Safety Update Adrenaline Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) Project
  • Regaine® or Minoxidil
  • MHRA Updated Advice: Adrenaline Auto-injectors
  • MHRA Warning: Brimonidine Gel (Mirvaso®)
  • MHRA Reclassifies Maloff Protect®
  • Drug Shortages

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2017

Posted: July 06, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Dietetics Shortages ScriptSwitch

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • High Cost Drugs in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Ensure Shake®
  • Advantages of Olive Oil Ear Drops
  • Launch of Ralvo® 700mg (5%w/w) Medicated Plaster
  • Drug Shortages
  • ScriptSwitch Update: ScriptSwitch Feedback Function

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Hyoscine hydrobromide tablets

Posted: March 09, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Shortages

There is a manufacturer supply problem with hyoscine hydrobromide tablets (Kwells, Kwells Kids and Joy-Rides) and these preparations will be unavailable until at least March 2017. In addition to their licensed indication of motion sickness, the...

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Medicines Update Primary Care February 2017

Posted: February 15, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Parkinson's disease Formulary MHRA Drug Safety Update Guidelines Update Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Vitamin D Guideline : Prevention and Treatment of Deficiency in Adults
  • Prostap 3DCS®
  • MHRA Warning:DMAA in Sports Supplements
  • Tegretol ® Suppositories
  • Disulfiram Shortage
  • Move to Prescribing Ipinnia XL®

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Disulfiram shortage

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

Disulfiram is used as an adjunct in the treatment of chronic alcohol dependence. There is a current shortage of disulfiram 200mg tablets and further stocks are not expected until October 2017.   NHSGGC has patients being pr...

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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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Medicine Shortages

Posted: August 03, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Shortages

Shortages and discontinuations of medicines is an ongoing issue. The picture can change very quickly and different levels of stockholding in different pharmacies can mean one pharmacy reporting a shortage, while others may have sufficient stock...

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Medicines Update Primary Care July 2016

Posted: July 21, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - SIGN MHRA Drug Safety Update valproate Shortages

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This bulletin contains information on :

  • Zika Virus : Update
  • Warfarin and Miconazole: MHRA Warning
  • Valproate Abnormal Pregnancy: New Resources
  • Valsartan: Shortage
  • Creon® (pancreatin) 40,000 :Shortage
  • Sign 148: Patient Information on Acute Coronary Syndrome

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