Prescribing Advice for GPs

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SMC Update - December 2018

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has issued its monthly advice on newly licensed medicines.

Brivaracetam (Briviact®) has been accepted for restricted use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation in children from 4 years to ≤15 years of age with epilepsy. The restrictions limits use to patients with refractory epilepsy and treatment should be initiated by physicians who have appropriate experience in the treatment of epilepsy.

Ciclosporin eye drops (Verkazia®) have been accepted for use in the treatment of severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) in children from 4 years of age and adolescents (until the age of 18)

Action: Clinicians should be aware of the recommendations of the SMC. Routine use of rejected and restricted medicines should be avoided.

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CKS Updates - November 2018

During November 2018 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated in the following areas.

The following topics were all reviewed:

All of reviewed topics have undergone reviews and minor restructures.

Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.

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