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The Practice has recently undertaken a review of the ”gliptin” diabetes medicines. The gliptins work to improve your blood sugars.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway recommend Alogliptin for the majority of Patients who are suitable for this class of medicine as Alogliptin is the lowest cost medicine in the class.

We would like to change your Linagliptin/Saxagliptin/Sitalgliptin treatment to Alogliptin.

Alogliptin tablets are taken once daily.

OR

If you take Linagliptin/Saxagliptin/Sitalgliptin and also metformin immediate release 2gram, you might be suitable to be chnaged to the Alogliptin/metformin combinational tablet that is taken TWICE a day with food.

The practice has recently undertaken a review of a group of diabetes medicines called SGLT-2 inhibitors. These medicines work to improve your blood sugars.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway recommend Ertugliflozin for the majority of Patients who are suitable for this class of medicine because it is the lowest cost medicine in this class.

We would like to change your treatment to Ertugliflozin.

There is a prescription waiting for you at your nominated community pharmacy (if this is how you usually recieve your prescriptions) or at the GP Practice with a letter attached to give you more information.

Always finish your existing supply of medicine before starting on the new drugs or dosage unless otherwise instructed by your GP.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact the surgery and make an appointment to speak to the General Practice Pharmacist.

 
 
 
 
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