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Trulicity (dulaglutide) superior to Lantus (insulin glargine) in East Asia study for type 2 diabetes- Eli Lilly

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Last updated:9th Jun 2015
Published:9th Jun 2015
Source: Pharmawand

Once a week,Trulicity (dulaglutide) 1.5 mg and 0.75 mg, from Eli Lilly provided superior hemoglobin A1c (A1C) reduction compared to Lantus (insulin glargine) in a study of patients with type 2 diabetes and primarily enrolled from East Asia, according to new data presented by Eli Lilly and Company. The head-to-head study was presented at the 75th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions in Boston.

After 26 weeks, both doses of Trulicity were superior to Lantus in A1C reduction, and significantly more patients reached the recommended A1C target of less than 7 percent. A1C reductions from baseline: -1.7 percent (Trulicity 1.5 mg), -1.32 percent (Trulicity 0.75 mg), -1.15 percent (Lantus). Percentages of patients reaching target A1C levels ( < 7 percent): 65 percent (Trulicity 1.5 mg), 54 percent (Trulicity 0.75 mg), 41 percent (Lantus). Patients treated with Trulicity 1.5 mg and 0.75 mg also lost an average of 1.51 kg and 0.88 kg respectively, while patients treated with Lantus gained 0.96 kg. Trulicity was well-tolerated in the study, showing fewer reports of hypoglycemia in patients treated with Trulicity 1.5 mg and 0.75 mg compared to Lantus. No severe hypoglycemia was reported. Other adverse events were gastrointestinal in nature, with more Trulicity-treated patients experiencing diarrhea (15.2 percent [Trulicity 1.5 mg], 8.4 percent [Trulicity 0.75 mg]) and nausea (8.7 percent [Trulicity 1.5 mg], 4.9 percent [Trulicity 0.75 mg]) compared to Lantus (1.6 percent [diarrhea] and 0.8 percent [nausea]). These results were consistent with previous Trulicity studies.


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