Sanofi-aventis’ Once-Daily Type 2 Diabetes Drug Lixisenatide Shows Significant Improvement in Glucose Control

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Sanofi-aventis announced the first Phase III results of the GetGoal clinical trial program assessing the efficacy and safety of lixisenatide, a once-daily GLP-1 receptor agonist, as monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. These results were presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 46th Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.
“These results demonstrated lixisenatide as a once daily GLP-1 agent with substantial A1C reduction and a pronounced effect on post-meal glucose control,” said Dr. John E. Gerich of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and an investigator of the presented study. “The pronounced effect on postprandial glucose control provides a rationale to investigate the combined effect of lixisenatide and long-acting insulins in patients with type 2 diabetes.”
The safety and efficacy of lixisenatide as monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes was assessed in a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, multicenter Phase III study. The study found that lixisenatide monotherapy administered once daily significantly improved glycemic control with a pronounced postprandial effect. The study also demonstrated that the therapy had an acceptable safety profile in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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