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UK access to Glibenclamide

The following options are now available for accessing Glibenclamide in the UK:

Option 1

Mawdsleys are importing Glibenclamide from a company called TEVA in Canada. They can supply 5mg or 2.5mg tablets to any pharmacy (including local / community pharmacies) as long as that pharmacy sets up an account with them. Accounts can be set up by the local pharmacy emailing or phoning Mawdsleys via unlicensed@mawdsleys.co.uk or 0161 742 3482. This is currently the cheapest option we have been able to find. NHS costs are approximately 37p per 5mg tablet. 100 x 2.5mg tablets – £28.12 + VAT. 100 x 5mg tablets – £31.54 + VAT.

Option 2

Pharmacies and hospitals can purchase directly from

Pharmaceuticals Direct Ltd, Ambe House, Commerce Way, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 6ED

Mobile: + 44 7828 266 291 www.pdluk.com

Costs are: Glibenclamide 2.5mg 60s – £8.00, Glibenclamide 5mg 90s – £14.00

Please note that the current packs are an imported special from Europe and the language is French on the pack. On a small value order there is a delivery charge of £3.95

Option 3

Glibenclamide 5mg has also been imported via Northumbria Pharma and can be ordered via an online pharmacy or delivered to hospital pharmacies; please contact samer@taslaq.com for further details.  NHS costs are 50p per 5mg tablet.  Northumbria Pharma are actively working on manufacturing glibenclamide (the licensed product) in the UK but we are not currently sure about the time frame or likely cost.

We will continue to update the website with any new information.