Medicines used to treat endocrine disorders

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which act on the endocrine glands. Endocrine glands release hormones (chemicals) into the blood and include the thyroid, pancreas, pituitary, ovaries and testes. Many of the medicines in this section are different types of treatment used in diabetes, but there are also medications for the thyroid (levothyroxine and carbimazole). They include insulin, metformin and gliclazide as well as the newer treatments like sitagliptin and liraglutide. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take metformin?", "How do I take my prednisolone?", "How do I get the most from my insulin treatment?" or "What problems can bromocriptine cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.