FDA approves three treatments for diabetes

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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.

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