News tagged with metformin

Linagliptin: Once again, no proof of added benefit

Linagliptin (trade name Trajenta) has been approved since August 2011 to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. The assessment of the new dossier according to the German Act on the Reform of the Market ...

Jan 30, 2013
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Imeglimin beneficial as add-on to metformin in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled by metformin alone, addition of the new oral anti-diabetes agent imeglimin improves glycemic control with good tolerability and safety, ...

Dec 14, 2012
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Common diabetes drug may help treat ovarian cancer

A new study suggests that the common diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ...

Dec 03, 2012
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Sulfonylureas up cardio events versus metformin

(HealthDay)—Use of sulfonylureas for initial treatment of diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular events and death compared with metformin, according to a study published in the Nov. 6 issue ...

Nov 07, 2012
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Popular diabetes meds put to the test

(HealthDay)—Patients with diabetes who were treated with the popular oral medication metformin face a lower risk of heart attack, stroke or death than those taking sulfonylureas, another common option, ...

Nov 06, 2012
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