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 Formulary Chapter 6: Endocrine system - Full Chapter
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Other antidiabetic drugs
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Alpha glucosidase inhibitors
Acarbose (Glucobay)
(Tablet)
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Green

  • Useful in the occasional overweight patient but limited by gastrointestinal intolerance.

  • NWAFT  restricted to existing patients only. No new patients.

 
   
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  DPP4 inhibitors (gliptins)
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  SGLT2 inhibitors
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  GLP1 agonists to top
06.01.02.03  Expand sub section  Thiazolidinediones
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

OTC

Available Over the Counter. Consider Self Care   

Green

Formulary - Can be prescribed in both secondary and primary care.   

Advice

Formulary - Specialist Advice, secondary care advice provided for primary care initiation.  

Amber No SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation without shared care guidance.  

Amber SCG

Formulary - Specialist initiation with shared care guidance.  

Red Hospital

Restricted - Hospital only, not to be prescribed in primary care.  

Switch

Not recommended for prescribing. Switch to alternative cost-effective option.   

Black

Not recommended for prescribing in primary or secondary care.  

Grey

Not recommended as no formal application made for addition to the formulary. Contact relevant pharmacy team for further information.   

Non Formulary

Non-Formulary (category under review).  

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