FDA approves Brenzavvy treat type 2 diabetes
TheracosBio announced that the FDA has approved Brenzavvy(bexagliflozin), an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor
Brenzavvy is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Brenzavvy is not recommended for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. Brenzavvy is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to bexagliflozin or any tablet ingredient and is not indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in patients with end stage renal disease or who are receiving dialysis.
The FDA approval is based on results from a clinical program that evaluated the safety and efficacy of Brenzavvy in 23 clinical trials enrolling more than 5,000 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Phase III studies showed Brenzavvy significantly reduced hemoglobin A1c and fasting blood sugar after 24 weeks, either as a monotherapy, in combination with metformin, or as an add-on to standard-of-care treatment consisting of a variety of regimens, including metformin, sulfonylureas, insulin, DPP4 inhibitors, or combinations of these agents. Although Brenzavvy is not approved for weight or blood pressure reduction, modest decreases in both weight and systolic blood pressure have been observed in the clinical program.
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