Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
Prescribing Formulary
 
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6 Endocrine system
06-01-02-02 Biguanides

Metformin
First Choice

If liquid is required prescribe metformin oral solution sugar free 500mg in 5ml (150ml) as listed in Drug Tariff


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Metformin Hydrochloride Glucophage® SR, Sukkarto® SR
Second Choice

Second line - only if standard metformin not tolerated in an adequate dose.

 

Preferred product in primary care is Sukkarto SR tablets - prescribe by brand name


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Metformin & pioglitazone Competact®
Formulary

For patients established on both agents


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