FDA approves three treatments for diabetes

Share this article:
FDA approves three treatments for diabetes
FDA approves three treatments for diabetes

Takeda announced that the FDA has approved Nesina (alogliptin), Oseni (alogliptin and Pioglitazone), and Kazano (alogliptin and metformin HCl) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise. Federal approval was based on worldwide placebo- and active-controlled clinical trials of Nesina involving more than 13,000 patients.

Nesina is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) that slows the inactivation of incretin hormones GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide). Oseni, which combines alogliptin with pioglitazone, is the first to include both a DPP-4i and a thiazolidinedione (TZD) in a single tablet. Kazano combines alogliptin with metformin HCl, a biguanide also indicated for the treatment of diabetes.

Share this article:

More in Products

Nurse technology contest seeks applications

Nurses who want to share the ways technology has led to a better student or patient outcome are invited to enter a contest that touts two $10,000 cash awards.

Accessory for swimming approved for cochlear implants

Accessory for swimming approved for cochlear implants ...

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Aqua+ accessory, a waterproof, behind-the-ear product for cochlear implant recipients. The accessory allows Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 and Nucleus 6 Implant recipients2 to ...

Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System approved

Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System approved

Breathe Technologies, which makes the Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, said the Food and Drug Administration has granted the fifth 510(k) clearance for the product.