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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
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06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Other antidiabetic drugs
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
Acarbose (Glucobay)
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Tablets 50mg, 100mg

 

Note: Acarbose should be taken or chewed with the first mouthful of food or swallowed whole with liquid immediately before food. The possibility of GI side effects is reduced by lower incremental dosage increases

 
   
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  DPP4 inhibitors (gliptins)
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  GLP1 agonists
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Meglitinides to top
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  SGL2 inhibitors
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Thiazolidinediones
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Controlled Drug
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High Cost Medicine
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Cancer Drugs Fund
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NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
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Routine prescribing within licensed indication  

Amber 1

Specialist recommendation followed by GP initiation and continuation  

Amber 2

Specialist or GP initiation in line with local guideline after 1st line failure followed by GP continuation   

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation  

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Specialist initiation and stabilisation followed by GP continuation in line with an agreed shared care guideline  

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Hospital or specialist prescribing only  

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These medicines have been evaluated and rejected by MKPAG and are NOT approved for use within MK. They are not recommended for use because of lack of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness or safety.  

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