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Prescribing information: Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Prescribing information for Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at (UK) or (IRE). Adverse events should also be reported to Boehringer Ingelheim Drug Safety on 0800 328 1627 (freephone) (UK) or 01 2913960 (IRE), Fax: +44 1344 742661, or by e-mail: [email protected].

NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance: Tirzepatide for treating type 2 diabetes10

Tirzepatide is recommended for treating type 2 diabetes alongside diet and exercise in adults when it is insufficiently controlled only if:

  • triple therapy with metformin and 2 other oral antidiabetic drugs is ineffective, not tolerated or contraindicated, and
  • they have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m2 or more, and specific psychological or other medical problems associated with obesity, or
  • they have a BMI of less than 35 kg/m2, and:
  • insulin therapy would have significant occupational implications, or
  • weight loss would benefit other significant obesity-related complications

Use lower BMI thresholds (usually reduced by 2.5 kg/m2) for people from South Asian, Chinese, other Asian, Middle Eastern, Black African or African-Caribbean family backgrounds.

Reference: 10. © NICE 2023 Tirzepatide for treating type 2 diabetes. Available from Accessed March 2024. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights.

NICE guidance is prepared for the National Health Service in England. All NICE guidance is subject to regular review and may be updated or withdrawn. NICE accepts no responsibility for the use of its content in this product/publication.

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