Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

In continuation of my update on empagliflozin/linagliptin 

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Glyxambi® (empagliflozin/linagliptin) tablets are now available by prescription in many leading chain and independent pharmacies across the U.S., including Walgreens and Rite Aid. GLYXAMBI, part of the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) Diabetes alliance portfolio, is the first and only dual inhibitor combination therapy approved in the U.S. to combine the mechanisms of action of a sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor and a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor in a once-daily tablet.

GLYXAMBI is approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) when both empagliflozin and linagliptin are appropriate treatments. GLYXAMBI is a once-daily tablet taken in the morning that combines 10 mg or 25 mg of empagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor, with 5 mg of linagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor. GLYXAMBI is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). If you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while taking GLYXAMBI.

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