FDA approves Qternmet XR as adjunct therapy for glycemic improvement in type 2 diabetes


The Food and Drug Administration has approved Qternmet XR (dapagliflozin/saxagliptin/metformin) as an oral adjunct therapy to diet and exercise for the improvement of glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to AstraZeneca.

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FDA approval is based on results from a pair of phase 3 trials that tested different combinations of dapagliflozin and saxagliptin in patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes who were also receiving metformin over a 24-week period. In both trials, treatment with dapagliflozin/saxagliptin/metformin decreased hemoglobin A1c by statistically significant amounts, and increased the number of patients with HbA1c levels below 7%

The safety results of Qternmet XR was consistent with each component medication’s known profile.

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