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6 Endocrine system
06-01-02-02 Biguanides

Metformin
First Choice
Tablets
Oral Solution


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Link  UKMI Q&A: Metformin for polycystic ovary syndrome
 

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Metformin Hydrochloride Modified Release
Formulary
MR Tablets

Metformin MR should only be used where the standard metformin tablets have been tried and are not tolerated due to GI problems. Any new prescription of the MR preparation should be reviewed soon after initiation (recommend checking HbA1c after 3 months and assess patient for adherence to treatment/adverse effects), discontinue if not tolerated or ineffective.

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Metformin Bolamyn® SR
Non Formulary

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Metformin & pioglitazone Competact®
Non Formulary

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Metformin Hydrochloride Glucophage®
Non Formulary

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