News in brief - October 2013

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant to general practice.

The licence update for Onglyza (saxagliptin) brings it in line with other DPP4 inhibitors for the treatment  of type II diabetes.
The licence update for Onglyza (saxagliptin) brings it in line with other DPP4 inhibitors for the treatment of type II diabetes.
  • Onglyza (saxagliptin) can now be prescribed as monotherapy in type II diabetes inadequately controlled by diet and exercise when metformin is contraindicated or not tolerated.
  • Adults with symptomatic anaemia associated with chronic renal failure being treated with Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) may now receive once monthly dosing in the correction phase of treatment provided they are not undergoing dialysis.
  • Generic sildenafil tablets are now listed in MIMS for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

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