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

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation: NRT Brand

Posted: February 21, 2017.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

Following a national tendering process, the preferred brand of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for Smokefree services will be Nicotinell®.  From 1st March 2017, please start any new NRT clients on products from the Nicoti...

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Varenicline for Smoking Cessation

Posted: November 10, 2016.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

Varenicline has been added to the NHSGGC Formulary Preferred List, along with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).

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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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Community Pharmacy Update Summer 2015

Posted: July 24, 2015.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation Antimicrobial Prescribing Vaccines

The latest edition of Community Pharmacy Update can be accessed here and contains information on: Direct acting antivirals for Hepat...

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PostScript Primary Care - July 2014

Posted: July 15, 2014.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Smoking Cessation Methotrexate

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • Varenicline (Champix®) PGD
  • Subcutaneous Methotrexate
  • C.difficile and PPIs
  • Gabapentin - abuse potential
  • Buccal midazolam
  • Sucralfate (Antepsin®) shortage
  • Visitors from overseas - Guidance for General Practice
  • PostScript Rebranding

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PostScript 79 (Jan 2014) Smoking Cessation: varenicline and depression

Posted: December 30, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation Smoking cessation with or without pharmacotherapy has been associated with exacerbations of underlying psychiatric illness, eg depression, anxiety. The Smokefree smoking cessation...

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PostScript Primary Care - December 2013

Posted: December 11, 2013.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Respiratory Smoking Cessation

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This bulletin contains information on:

  • LAMAs and LABAs
  • Smoking Cessation Services
  • New Larvae Protocol
  • Synonyms

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PostScript Community Pharmacy (May 2012)

Posted: April 27, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Community Pharmacy
Tagged with - Unlicensed Medicines Palliative Care Smoking Cessation

Issue 69, May 2012 To read this bulletin in PDF format, please click here.  In this edition: Levomepromazine in palliative care patients: patient safety Coming to a PC Near You….the new elect...

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Postscript Primary Care - February 2012

Posted: February 22, 2012.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Smoking Cessation

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  • Levothyroxine - License suspension
  • Gabapentin/Pregabalin - Abuse
  • NRT Contract Change
  • Dalteparin Error
  • Dermatology Prescribing
  • Domperidone caution
  • Hypertension Guideline

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PostScript Primary Care (October 2011)

Posted: October 21, 2011.
Category - Medicines Update Primary Care
Tagged with - Opioids Smoking Cessation

  • NPSA Patient Safety Update: Lithium
  • Varenicline and NRT
  • Tacrolimus prescribing
  • Supervision of methadone

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