GGC Medicines

Adult Therapeutics Handbook

The GGC Medicines - Adult Therapeutics Handbook resource is intended as a reference source for education about the safe and effective use of medicines. The content is intended for use by healthcare professionals working in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The information provides a starting point for the immediate management of many common medical conditions and situations. It is recognised, of course, that the guidance within the Handbook will not be suitable for every situation and is not intended to be a substitute for specialist expertise and clinical judgement.


PLEASE NOTE: NHSGGC is switching to Enoxaparin Becat® as the preparation of choice for enoxaparin pre-filled syringes 20mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg and 100mg.  For more information, see the memo on NHSGGC StaffNet (June 2018).


If you access the Adult Therapeutics Handbook via the mobile device app, ensure your content is up to date by completing the following steps

 Within your app:

• Select the “Introduction” chapter
• Select the “Editorial Group and Acknowledgements” section
• Scroll to the very bottom of the page and check the “Content last updated” date.

The last content update to the GGC Medicines Adult Therapeutic Handbook was on 16.07.2018