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FDA Approves Xigduo XR, a New Dapagliflozin-Metformin Combination

The once-daily oral tablet is the first in the U.S. to combine the SGLT-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin with the biguanide extended-release (XR) metformin hydrochloride.. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a once-daily combination of dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release (Xigduo XR, AstraZeneca) for the treatment of adults with …

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Metformin Is Best Initial Oral Drug for Lowering Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients

Metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinedione, and DPP-4 inhibitors were compared to evaluate the effects on the time to subsequent treatment… There are many classes of oral drugs used for diabetes therapy, but there is a lack of evidence as to which drug is best for use as initial therapy. Most patients diagnosed …

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SGLT2 Inhibitors as Add-On for Poorly Controlled Patients on DPP-4s and Metformin

As the diabetes epidemic continues to grow, practitioners are increasingly searching for medication solutions that can help patients to better manage their diabetes. This month, we have a recent slides series from the ADA showing the positive effects of adding-on SGLT-2 inhibitors to the medication regimen of patients on DPP-4’s …

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