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Insulin glargine/lixisenatide: a review in type 2 diabetes

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posted on 28.03.2018 by Lesley Scott
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Funding: The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Conflicts of interest: Lesley Scott is a salaried employee of Adis/Springer, is responsible for the article content and declares no relevant conflicts of interest.

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Abstract

Subcutaneous insulin glargine/lixisenatide (Suliqua™) is a titratable, fixed-ratio combination of a long-acting basal insulin analogue and a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for the treatment of adult patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes. Once-daily insulin glargine/lixisenatide, in combination with metformin, provided effective glycaemic control and was generally well tolerated in the 30-week, multinational, phase 3 LixiLan-O and LixiLan-L trials in insulin-naive and -experienced adult patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes. Although long-term clinical experience with this fixed-ratio combination is currently lacking, given its convenient once-daily regimen and beneficial effects on glycaemic control and bodyweight loss in the absence of an increase in the incidence of hypoglycaemia, insulin glargine/lixisenatide is an emerging option for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes to improve glycaemic control when this has not been provided by metformin alone or metformin combined with another OAD or basal insulin. Access to the full article can be found here.

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