Potential for Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor and Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Single-Pill Combinations.
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Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism
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Taylor & Francis
With prolonged duration of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, most patients need a combination of antihyperglycemic drugs to reach their target HbA1c. Evidence shows that single-pill combinations (SPCs) may increase patient satisfaction, adherence, and reduce overall health-care costs. Several SPCs containing metformin and another oral antidiabetic drug (OAD) are available on the market. Although well established in clinical practice, long-term durability and tolerability of traditional OADs can be inadequate. Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors and sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitors are two newer classes of OADs that are efficacious and are less likely to induce adverse effects such as gastrointestinal reactions, hypoglycemia and weight gain when compared with metformin, sulfonylureas, and thiazolidinediones. This article describes current efficacy and safety data of DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor combination therapy. Pharmacokinetics, mechanism-of-action based rationale for the combination and timing of the addition of a SPC to the treatment regimen are discussed.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
antidiabetic drugs, combination therapy, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, single-pill combination, sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors, Type 2 diabetes
Singh-Franco, Devada, "Potential for Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitor and Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Single-Pill Combinations." (2015). Faculty Articles. 86.