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Comparison of DOACs for Atrial Fibrillation

Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Several direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are licensed for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare […]

What are the statutory obligations of an ICS for the implementation of NICE guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) produce a range of guidance types, some of which commissioners have a statutory obligation to implement. This document sets out the forms of guidance published by NICE and outlines the types for which there is a statutory responsibility for commissioners as well as the timescales within […]

Comparison of DPP-4 inhibitors (Gliptins)

There are currently five dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (or gliptins) available in the UK for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. There are a number of differences between the DPP-4 inhibitors in terms of licensing, interactions, renal impairment dose adjustment, hepatic impairment dose adjustment, and cost. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare […]

Comparison of LAMA/LABA inhalers (update February 2021)

Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) and long-acting beta2 agonists (LABAs) are available in a variety of combination inhaler devices. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the […]

Comparison of GLP 1 Agonists (update November 2020)

Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Several glucagon-like peptide receptor 1 agonists are marketed, with differences in licensing, formulation, and administration. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the characteristics of these […]

Comparison of SGLT2 inhibitors (update)

Comparison tables are produced for prescribers and medicines management teams. They are designed to assist in prescribing and decision-making within a specific therapeutic area. Several sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are marketed. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the characteristics of these medicines.

Comparison of oscillating positive expiratory pressure devices

Oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) devices are intended to promote clearance of excess mucus secretions in people with respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis. This comparison table allows prescribers and other healthcare professionals to easily compare the characteristics of these devices.