New MIMS table helps GPs adjust antidiabetic doses in renal impairment

Prescribers can now consult a handy MIMS table to check the dose adjustments needed when prescribing diabetes medications in patients with kidney disease.

Many antihyperglycaemic medications require dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment. | ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Many antihyperglycaemic medications require dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment. | ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

The new quick-reference table provides recommendations on dose adjustments of the following antidiabetic agents based on CrCl or eGFR values:

Drug names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each branded or generic product.

Information is summarised from manufacturers' Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs), available at medicines.org.uk.

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