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GLP-1 and Basal Insulin

Jun 24, 2017

Which of the following GLP-1 agonists is not currently approved for use with basal insulin?


Explanation: The other three medications (exenatide, albiglutide and liraglutide) have all been approved for concomitant use with basal insulin but have not been studied with prandial insulin. Current studies are ongoing to evaluate the safety and, in particular, the incidence of hypoglycemia when dulaglutide is used together with basal insulin.  According to the package insert for all these drugs, when being used with an insulin secretagogue or with insulin itself, the dose should be lowered.