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Progressive impairment of insulin secretion in people with type 2 diabetes leads to blood glucose concentrations worsening over time, often resulting in escalation of blood glucose lowering therapy.(1) In 2015/2016, more money was spent on dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors ('gliptins') than on any other class of antidiabetic drug except for insulins.(2) In 2008, we reviewed sitagliptin and vildagliptin.(3) Here, we briefly review three other DPP-4 inhibitors, saxagliptin (Onglyza-AstraZeneca), linagliptin (Trajenta-Boehringer Ingelheim) and ▼alogliptin (Vipidia-Takeda), and consider data from recent cardiovascular outcomes studies...
December 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Kate McKeage
Linagliptin (Trajenta(®), Tradjenta(®)) is a dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitor approved for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in several countries. A fixed-dose combination of linagliptin/metformin (Jentadueto(®)) is also available. This article reviews the pharmacology, therapeutic efficacy and tolerability of linagliptin in the management of type 2 diabetes, with the aim of updating its place in therapy based on recently published data. In randomized, controlled trials, oral linagliptin 5 mg once daily (or 2...
October 2014: Drugs
Daniel Duh, Indiana Tanret
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March 2013: Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique
Emma D Deeks
Linagliptin (Trajenta®, Tradjenta™, Trazenta™, Trayenta™) is an oral, highly selective inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 and is the first agent of its class to be eliminated predominantly via a nonrenal route. Linagliptin is indicated for once-daily use for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and a twice-daily fixed-dose combination of linagliptin/metformin (Jentadueto®) is also available. In this article, the pharmacological, clinical efficacy and tolerability data relevant to the use of linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes are reviewed...
September 10, 2012: Drugs
A J Scheen, L F Van Gaal
Linagliptin (Trajenta) is a selective inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase-4, an enzyme that degrades two incretin hormones, GLP-1 ("Glucagon-Like Peptide-1") and GIP ("Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide"). As other molecules belonging to this pharmacological class, linagliptin improves blood glucose control of type 2 diabetic patients, without increasing hypoglycaemic risk, without promoting weight gain and with a good clinical and biological tolerance profile. Both efficacy and safety have been demonstrated in randomized controlled trials as monotherapy or in combination with other glucose-lowering agents, independent of demographic or clinical patient's characteristics...
February 2012: Revue Médicale de Liège
Ritesh Agrawal, Pratima Jain, S N Dikshit
Chemically, methylxanthine nucleus based Linagliptin (BI-1356, BI-1356-BS) is a dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitor, which has been developed by Boehringer Ingelheim in association with Lilly for the treatment of Type-II Diabetes. Linagliptin was marketed by Lilly under the trade name Tradjenta and Trajenta. Linagliptin was approved as the once-daily dose by USFDA on 2 May 2011, for the treatment of Type-II Diabetes. Linagliptin 5mg once daily dose was approved based on a clinical trial program, which was conducted on approximately 4,000 adults with Type-II Diabetes...
June 2012: Current Drug Targets
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