1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Yaltormin?

Discussion in 'Metformin/Biguanides' started by Hpetal, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Hpetal

    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I have just ordered my repeat script on the patient access site and found this drug on my list, I was on Glucophage sr and am assuming they are the same. Has anyone else had this happen? there has been no consultation of this change. so what should i expect if anything regarding health changes. I do not tolerate normal metformin so am concerned.
     
  2. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,797
    Likes Received:
    3,344
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hi @Hpetal, According to hpra.ie and medicines.org.uk it should read: Yaltormin SR either 500 mg or 1000 mg prolonged release tablets. That is - slow release metformin, one of a number of brands.
    Sometimes chemists may be allowed to replace a usual brand with a less expensive brand but I am not familiar with UK laws and in what situations such a swop can be made.
     
  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

    Messages:
    24,412
    Likes Received:
    30,213
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Yes, in England a swap can be made to a different brand that has the same active ingredients. It seems to happen a lot according to members of this forum.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Hpetal

    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    83
    just spoke to surgery and dr going to ring me tomorrow but she did say the practice pharmacy has been reorganising the drugs now not on the NHS Fife list! yes I am in Scotland. The thing is I am on a drug trial with the cardiology department of the hospital so dont want to change my medication as it may alter results. so i am going to tell gp this and see what he says. I have been reading comments on here about this Yaltormin and alot are saying their bg is higher which i do not want.
     
  5. Hpetal

    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    83
    update, GP gave me Glucophage sr for 2 months till drugs trial finishes then go on yaltormin, I still not sure it is as effective but will be keeping a close eye on bg numbers thats for sure
     
  6. 525047

    525047 Type 2 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    I've had a letter from my GP practice saying they are swappong me from Glucophage sr to Yaltomin just like you to reduce NHS expenditure. Not picked it up yet so can't comment on how it compares.
     
  7. Hpetal

    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    226
    Trophy Points:
    83
    had a diabetic review and my nurse is brilliant she has taken the Yaltormin off my prescription and put glucophage back on. Apparently the pharmacist are just cost cutting. So always ask to not be changed, after all why change something that works well for you
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook