Diabetes type 2
RAG rating
Document type
Primary Care prescribing resource
Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB
Output type
Pharmacy / Prescribing


Dear Patient

The NHS carries out regular reviews of medicines to make sure that patients continue to receive high quality and effective treatment that costs the NHS less.


The latest review involves a change in one of the medications on your prescription. The full details of the change are shown below, and this new medication will be given to you when you collect your next repeat prescription.



WHAT IT WILL CHANGE TO Sitagliptin tablets


This new medication is from the same family as your old medication and contains a similar active ingredient. Please finish taking all the old medication you currently have before starting on the new sitagliptin tablets. Please ensure you follow the dosage instructions carefully and be mindful that the appearance of the new medicine may be different from your previous medicine.


To obtain your next supply of medicines more efficiently, you can order a repeat prescription by logging into your account using the NHS app which may be downloaded from the NHS website. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to only order the medicines you need each time you resubmit your repeat prescription request as this helps minimise medicine waste.


If you are concerned or wish to discuss the matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the practice or your local community pharmacist.


Yours sincerely