New Type 2 Diabetes Drug Glyxambi Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

Glyxambi, a new once-daily tablet for type 2 diabetes, is now available in many pharmacies across the U.S.

The drug was approved by the FDA in late January and is the first and only dual inhibitor therapy – combining empagliflozin and linagliptin – in a single-dose daily tablet,

Glyxambi is not approved for people with type 1 diabetes or individuals with diabetic ketoacidosis.

An add-on to metformin

In trials, researchers found that a combination of Glyxambi and metformin helped to significantly lower A1C levels from baseline.

The drug is recommended to be used along with diet and exercise interventions to help lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

"The management of type 2 diabetes requires a personalized treatment plan, and GLYXAMBI provides patients and their physicians with a new option to help improve blood sugar control," said Dr. David Kendall, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lilly Diabetes.

Glyxambi is currently available at chain pharmacies like Walgreens and Rite Aid, as well as some independent pharmacies.

Source: PR Newswire

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