Therapeutics Today Index by Drug

TT Drug Index A - L Jan 2013 - Nov 2017

 

Alfuzosin

BPH

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men

2014;7
Amitriptyline

Cough

Update on chronic cough

2016;11
Amitriptyline

Headache

Tension-type headache

2015;7
Amlodipine

Drug Interactions

Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury

2013;12
Amoxicillin

Scarlet fever

How to manage scarlet fever

2017;10
Amoxicillin

DRESS

Amoxicillin and co-amoxiclav-very rare reports of DRESS

2017;10
Antacids

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia

2013;9
Antibacterials 

Respiratory tract infections

Antibiotic prescription strategies for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections

2017;9
Antibacterials

Bacterial vaginosis

Antibiotics for the sexual partners of women with bacterial vaginosis

2017;1
Antibacterials

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

2015;6
Antibiotics

Guidelines

Help for when you are "under the weather" and help for prescribers too!

2014;12
Anticoagulants

Prescribing tips

Prescribing tips for anticoagulants

2014;9
Antidepressants

Poisoning

Severe + fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK

2016;6
Antihistamines

Allergic Rhinitis

Update on Allergic Rhinitis

2014;6
Antihypertensives Heart failure

B-type natriuretic peptide-guided treatment is beneficial in chronic heart failure

2014;4
Antihypertensives

 Falls

Antihypertensive medication and serious fall injuries

2014;3
Antihypertensives

Stroke

Adherence to antihypertensive therapy and stroke risk

2013;8
Antimicrobials

Antimicrobial resistance

EU guidance on use of antimicrobials

2017;8
Antimicrobials

Prescribing guidelines

Help is at hand with antimicrobial prescribing!

2013;11
Antipsychotics

Poisoning

Severe and fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK

2016;6
Antipsychotics

Dementia

The use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia

2015;4
Antipsychotics

Increased mortality

Psychotropic medication prescribing doubles in elderly who move into residential care

2013;3
Antivirals

Bell's Palsy

Antivirals for Bell's Palsy?

2014;1
Apixaban

Monitoring NOACs

How to monitor patients on NOACs

2015;10
Apixaban

Cardiovascular Disease  

Oral anticoagulation - first do no harm! 2013;1
Aromatase inhibitors

Compliance

What influences adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy 2015;9
Aromatase inhibtors

Endometriosis

Endometriosis 2014;4
Aspirin

Pre-eclampsia

Aspirin helps to reduce pre-term pre-eclampsia 2017;11
Azathiopurine

Pregnancy

Exposure to thiopurines during pregnancy has no impact on pre-school children 2013;6
Azathioprine

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Azelaic Acid

Acne

Update on Acne 2014;11
Azithromycin

Scarlet fever

How to manage scarlet fever  2017;10
Azithromycin

Drug Interactions 

Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Azithromycin

Legionnaires' disease

Legionnaires' disease 2015;9
Beta blockers

Foetal cardiac anomalies

Use of beta blockers in pregnancy and risk of foetal cardiac anomalies 2017;5
Beta blockers 

Heart Failure

Impact of age and gender on usage of beta-blockers in HF 2016;5
B-type natriuretic peptides

Heart Failure

B-type natriuretic peptide-guided treatment is beneficial in chronic heart failure 2014;4
Benzathine benzylpenicillin

Syphilis

Update on Syphilis 2017;5
Benzodiazepines

Meniere's Disease

Meniere's Disease 2015;2
Benzodiazepines Patient education Patient empowered education reduces benzodiazepine use 2014;5
Benzodiazepines Infections Do benzodiazepines increase the risk of infection? 2013;3
Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Betahistine Meniere's Disease Meniere's Disease 2015;2
Bismuth Helicobacter pylori Diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori in Ireland 2017;6
Bisphosphonates  Postmenopausal osteoporosis "Drug holidays" in postmenopausal osteoporosis  2017;10
Bisphosphonates Drug Holiday Bisphosphonates after 5 years? 2016;4
Bisphosphonates Endometrial cancer Do oral bisphosphonates reduce the risk of postmenopausal endometrial cancer 2015;3
Bupropion Smoking cessation Drugs for smoking cessation 2016;4
Calcium channel blockers Poisoning Severe + fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK 2016;6
Cannabis Medicinal use of cannabis Cannabis for medical use 2017;3
Carfilzomib Clinical data Opening up clinical data on new medicines 2016;11
Cephalosporins C difficile Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1
Chloramphenicol Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis 2014;9
Ciclosporin Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Cimetopium Infantile colic Infantile colic 2013;2
Cinnarizine Meniere's Disease Meniere's Disease 2015;2
Clarithromycin Drug Interactions Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Clindamycin Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Clindamycin C Difficile Community-associated Clostridium difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1
Clindamycin Bacterial Vaginosis Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Clomiphene Gynaecomastia All you need to know about gynaecomastia 2017;1
Clotrimazole Volvovaginal candidiasis Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Co-amoxiclav DRESS Amoxicillin and co-amoxiclav - very rare reports of DRESS 2017;10
Codeine Use in children Codeine not to be used in children 2015;5
Codeine Use in children Restriction of codeine use as an analgesic for children 2013;7
Combined oral contraceptives Lifetime risk of cancer Lifetime risk of cancer with the COCP 2017;8
Combined oral contraceptives Drug interactions Drug interactions with hormonal contraception 2017;4
Combined oral contraceptives Cancer risk Lifetime cancer risk with use of oral contraception 2017;4
Combined oral contraceptives  Trends in prescribing  Hormonal contraceptive use in Irl: trends and co-prescribing  2016;1
Corticosteroids (inhaled) Risk of pneumonia  Risk of pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids  2016;6
Corticosteroids Bell's Palsy Antivirals for Bell's Palsy? 2014;1
Corticosteroids (Intranasal) Allergic Rhinitis Update on allergic rhinitis 2014;6
COX inhibitors Heart failure NSAIDs and risk of heart failure 2016;11
Dabigatran Non-persistence Non-persistence with dabigatran and rivaroxaban  2017;4
Dabigatran Monitoring NOACs How to monitor patients on NOACs 2015;10
Danazol Gynaecomastia All you need to know about gynaecomastia 2017;1
Denosumab Postmenopausal osteoporosis "Drug holidays" in postmenopausal osteoporosis 2017;10
Desmopressin Enuresis Enuresis 2017;7
Desmopressin Nocturnal enuresis Management of nocturnal enuresis 2014;1
Dicyclomine Infantile colic Infantile colic 2013;2
Diltiazem Drug Interactions Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Dimeticone Head lice Head lice and scabies 2013;8
Diuretics Gout Use of diuretics and risk of incident gout 2013;12
Domperidone  Safety restrictions update  Update on domperidone safety  2017;8
Domperidone Restricted use Restrictions on use of domperidone-containing medicines 2014;5
Doxazosin BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
Doxycycline Syphilis Update on Syphilis 2017;5
Doxycycline Legionnaires' disease Legionnaires' disease 2015;9
Econazole Vulvovaginal Candidiasis Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Edoxaban Monitoring NOACs How to monitor patients on NOACs 2015;10
Erythromycin Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Etexilate Cardiovascular Disease Oral anticoagulation - first do no harm! 2013;1
Ethinylestradiol Trends in prescribing COCs Hormonal contraceptive use in Irl: trends + co-prescribing practices 2016;1
Ethinylestradiol Thromboembolism Relative risk of VTE with combined oral contraceptives 2015;7
Ethinylestradiol Thromboembolism Risk of thromboembolism and CHC 2014;2
Etonogestrel Contraception Long-acting reversible contraception 2017;3
Exenatide Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Ca not found with incretin-based drugs 2016;3
Faecal microbiota transplantation Clostridium difficile A new way to manage Clostridium difficile? 2015;1
Felodipine Drug Interactions Caclium-channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Fentanyl Accidental exposure Potential for harm from accidental exposure to transdermal fentanyl 2014;8
Fluconazole Fluconazole and pregnancy Fluconazole and pregnancy 2017;4
Fluconazole Vaginal Discharge Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Fluoroquinolones C difficile Community-associated C difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1
Fusidic Acid Drug Interactions Drug interaction between statins & systemic fusidic acid 2015;8
Fusidic Acid Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis 2014;9
Gabapentin Cough Update on chronic cough 2016;11
Gentamicin Meniere's disease Meniere's disease 2015;2
Gentamicin Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis 2014;9
Glucocorticoids

Giant-cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica

GCA and PMR 2014;11
Gonadotrophin releasing hormone Endometriosis Endometriosis 2014;4
H2-Antagonists Dyspepsia Dyspepsia 2013;9
Hormone replacement therapy Menopause Risk of stroke and menopausal hormonal therapy 2017;9
Hydroxocobalamin Vit B12 deficiency Vitamin B12 Deficiency 2015;3
Ibuprofen Cardiovascular risk Increased CV risk with high dose ibuprofen 2015;8
Imipramine Nocturnal enuresis Management of nocturnal enuresis 2014;1
Influenza Influenza vaccination Don't forget your flu jab! 2017;11
Influenza Influenza vaccination Don't forget influenza vaccination 2016;10
Influenza Myocardial Infarction Is influenza bad for your heart? 2013;9
Isopropyl myristate Head lice Head lice and scabies 2013;8
Isotretinoin Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Itraconazole Vulvovaginal Discharge Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Ivabradine Cardiac safety Emerging safety issue for ivabradine 2014;7
Ivermectin Scabies Head lice and scabies 2013;8
Lesinurad Clinical Data Opening up clinical data on new medicines 2016;11
Leukotriene receptor antagonists Allergic Rhinitis Update on Allergic Rhinitis 2014;6
Levofloxacin Legionnaires' disease Legionnaires' disease 2015;9
Levonorgestrel Contraception Long-acting reversible contraception 2017;3
Levonorgestrel Thromboembolism Relative risk of VTE with COCs 2015;7
Levonorgestrel Dosing in overweight patients Emergency contraception - New info on levonorgetsrel & ulipristal 2014;8
Levonorgestrel Endometriosis Endometriosis 2014;4
Lidocaine Post-herpetic neuralgia Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (Versatis(R)) 2017;9
Linagliptin Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Ca not found with incretin-based drugs... 2016;3
Linagliptin Heart failure Risk of heart failure with DPP-4 inhibitors is uncertain 2016;3

TT Drug Index M - Z Jan 2013 - Nov 2017

Macrolides Clostridium difficile Management of C difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1
Malathion Scabies Head lice and Scabies 2013;8
Melatonin Sleep problems/insomnia Melatonin for sleep problems in children with neurodevelopmental disorders 2015;11
Mercaptopurine Pregnancy Exposure to thiopurines during pregnancy has no impact on pre-school children 2013;6
Methadone Poisoning Severe and fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK  2016;6
Methotrexate Medication Errors Oral methotrexate and risk of medication errors 2016;1
Methotrexate Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Methylprednisolone Giant cell arteritis & polymyalgia rheumatica GCA and PMR 2014;11
Metoclopramide Neurological adverse effects Restrictions recommended on use of metoclopramide in EU 2013;11
Metronidazole Trichomoniasis/ Vaginal discharge Vaginal Discharge 2013;4
Miconazole Vulvovaginal candidiasis Vaginal discharge 2013;4
Mirabegron Safety update  Safety update on mirabegron 2015;10
Mirabegron BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
Morphine Cough Update on chronic cough  2016;11
Moxifloxacin Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis 2014;9
Mycophenolate Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) Smoking cessation Drugs for smoking cessation 2016;4
Nifedipine Drug Interactions Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Nitrofurantoin Recurrent UTIs How to manage recurrent UTIs in non-pregnant women 2013;7
Nitrofurantoin Pregnancy Does nitrofurantoin use during pregnancy affect neonatal outcome? 2013;3
NSAIDs Cardiac arrest NSAIDs and cardiac arrest 2017;7
NSAIDs Heart Failure NSAIDs and risk of heart failure  2016;11
NSAIDs Toxicity Update on the safty of NSAIDs 2013;2
Oestrogens Endometriosis Endometriosis 2014;4
Ofloxacin Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis 2014;9
Oral hypoglycaemic agents  Poisoning Severe + fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK 2016;6
Opioids Poisoning Severe + fatal medicine-related poisoning in young children in UK  2016;6
Opioids Resource for prescribing opioids for pain Resource for prescribing opioids for pain  2016;1
Oral contraception Drug interactions Drug interactions with hormonal contraception 2017;4
Oral contraception Cancer risk Lifetime cancer risk with use of oral contraception 2017;4
Oseltamivir Influenza Update on influenza 2017;1
Oxybutynin Nocturnal enuresis Management of nocturnal enuresis 2014;1
Penicillins Clostridium difficile Community-associated C difficile infection & antibiotics 2014;1
Penicillin V Scarlet fever How to manage scarlet fever 2017;10
Permethrin Scabies Head lice and Scabies  2013;8
Pertussis vaccine Pertussis Pertussis immunisation 2015;5
Phenothiazines Meniere's Disease Meniere's Disease 2015;2
Prednisolone Bell's Palsy Update on management of Bell's Palsy 2016;10
Pregabalin Neuropathic pain and generalised anxiety disorder Focus on Pregabalin 2013;5
Prochlorperazine Meniere's Disease Meniere's Disease 2015;2
Progestogens Thromboembolism Risk of thromboembolism and CHC 2014;2
Proton Pump Inhibitors Long-term adverse effects  Are PPIs safe in the long-term? 2017;11
Proton Pump Inhibitors Dyspepsia Dyspepsia 2013;9
Proton Pump Inhibitors Medicines Management Medicines Management Programme identifies the preferred PPI and statin in Ireland 2013;4
Progestogens Thromboembolism Relative risk of VTE with COCs 2015;7
Progestogens Endometriosis Endometriosis 2014;4
Pyridostigmine Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Retinoids Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Rivaroxaban Non-persistence Non-persistence with dabigatran and rivaroxaban 2017;4
Rivaroxaban Monitoring NOACs How to monitor patients on NOACs 2015;10
Rivaroxaban Cardiovascular Disease   Oral anticoagulation - first do no harm! 2013;1 
SGLT2 Inhibitors Adverse Effects  Risk of ketoacidosis with SGLT2 inhibitors  2016;4
Simethicone Infantile colic Infantile colic 2013;2
Simvastatin Myopathy Updated prescribing information for simvastatin 2013;2
Solifenacin BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
SSRIs SIADH Medication-associated SIADH 2017;9
SSRIs Fragility fractures Medicines and fragility fractures 2016;10
SSRIs Headache Tension-type headache 2015;7
Statins Polyneuropathy Statin use is not associated with idiopathic polyneuropathy 2017;6
Statins Stroke Effectiveness of statin therapy after ischaemic stroke 2015;9
Statins Drug interactions Drug interaction between statins & systemic fusidic acid 2015;8
Statins Adverse effects Reassuring news about unintended effects of statin therapy 2014;4
Statins Adverse effects  Tolerability and harms of individual statins 2013;9
Statins Adherence Why is statin therapy discontinued in practice? 2013;8
Statins Medicines Management Medicines Management Programme identifies the preferred PPI and statin in Ireland 2013;4
Steroids Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Strontium ranelate Osteoporosis

New restrictions on the use of strontium ranelate

2013;5
Strontium ranelate Osteoporosis

Further restrictions on the use of strontium ranelate in the EU

2014;3
Sulphonamides Clostridium difficile

Community-associated C difficile infection & antibiotics

2014;1
Tacrolimus Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia Gravis 2013;1
Tadalafil BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
Tamoxifen Gynaecomastia All you need to know about gynaecomastia 2017;1
Tamoxifen Breast Cancer Keep taking the (adjuvant hormonal) tablets! 2013;10
Tamsulosin BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms 2014;7
Terazosin BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
Tetracycline Syphilis Update on syphilis 2017;5
Tetracyclines Acne Update on Acne 2014;11
Thiazide diuretics Gout Use of diuretics and risk of incident gout 2013;12
Tinidazole Vulvovaginal candiasis Vaginal discharge 2013;4
Tolterodine BPH Lower urinary tract symptoms in men 2014;7
Trimethoprim Recurrent UTIs How to manage recurrent UTIs in non-pregnant women 2013;7
Triptans Migraine Triptans for treatment of migraine 2014;5
Ulipristal Dosing in overweight patients Emergency contraception - new info on levonorgestrel & ulipristal 2014;8
Vaccine HPV Vaccine Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer 2013;10
Vaccines Biosimilars  Biosimilars in the EU 2017;6
Vaccine Pertussis vaccine New recommendations for pertussis vaccination 2013;1
Valproate Teratogenicity Educational materials on valproate-containing medicines now available  2016;9
Varenicline Smoking cessation Drugs for smoking cessation 2016;4
Venlafaxine Headache Tension-type headache 2015;7
Verapamil Drug Interactions Calcium channel blocker-clarithromycin drug interactions and acute kidney injury 2013;12
Vincristine SIADH Medication-associated SIADH 2017;9
Vitamin D Vitamin D to prevent disease Should adults take vitamin D supplements to prevent disease? 2017;2
Vitamin D Chronic Diseases Uncertainties regarding vitamin D 2015;6
Warfarin Monitoring INRs Self-monitoring of vitamin K antagonists 2015;8
Warfarin Cardiovascular Disease Oral anticoagulation - first do no harm! 2013;1
Warfarin Drug Interactions What is the clinical impact of warfarin-antibiotic interactions in primary care? 2014;2
Zanamivir Influenza Update on influenza 2017;1
Zaleplon Prescribing & dispensing controlled drugs  Safe prescribing & dispensing of controlled drugs 2017;6 
Zolpidem Prescribing & dispensing controlled drugs  Safe prescribing & dispensing of controlled drugs  2017;6
Zopiclone Prescribing & dispensing controlled drugs Safe prescribing & dispensing of controlled drugs  2017;6