Thank you for visiting Dumfries & Galloway Health Boards' Prescribing Support Team web site.
The site has been created to act as a central resource for all local drug advice as approved by Dumfries & Galloway Health Boards' Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee.
The ready access to prescribing information will support the safe and cost effective use of drugs in Dumfries & Galloway.
At present we spend £49million on drugs annually; it is therefore imperative that we maximise the health benefits from this investment for the people of Dumfries & Galloway through the use of evidence based medicine.
In this edition: • Gabapentinoids • Tapentadol • Tacrolimus Interactions • SGLT2 Inhibitors: side effects • Specific drug issues
This document lists the current shortages and where possible advises on an alternative.
This PGD covers the supply of levonorgestrel 1500mcg tablet for use as emergency hormonal contraception by female patients who are aged 13 years or over, provided none of the exclusion criteria apply. PLEASE NOTE: There is no longer a FAX Machine Available. All signed PGDs must be returned by email to: dumf-uhb.PCD@nhs.net or by post to our new address at: Primary Care Development, Ground Floor North, Mountainhall Treatment Centre, Dumfries, DG1 4AP