Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Key to symbols The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
The medicine should be initiated by, or on the advice of a specialist, but is suitable for continuation by a GP
The medicine should only be used and prescribed by a specialist
Indicates the preferred choice within a class or group of medicines
4. Central nervous system

4.5. Drugs used in the treatment of obesity

4.5.1. Anti-obesity drugs acting on the gastro-intestinal tract

Preferred List
ORLISTAT

Restrictions: Restricted to use for patients with BMI >30 with relevant co-morbidities and BMI >35 without co-morbidities. Other conditions for prescribing should be in accordance with the Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service protocol. It should be prescribed only on the advice of the Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Service.

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Total Formulary
Specialist and GP
METHYLCELLULOSE

Restrictions: Restricted to specialist initiation only.

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4.5.2. Centrally acting appetite suppressants