Navigation Links
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
Date:8/1/2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes.

Jardiance (empagliflozin) "can be used alone or added to existing treatment regimens to control blood sugar levels in the overall management of diabetes," Dr. Curtis Rosebraugh, director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency statement.

The FDA also recommended that Jardiance be used along with lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. The combination of medication and lifestyle modification may improve blood sugar management for people with type 2 diabetes, they said.

Over 26 million Americans are currently affected by type 2 diabetes, which accounts for about 90 percent of cases of diabetes, according to the agency.

Jardiance, made by Connecticut-based Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, falls into the class of diabetes medicines known as "sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors." These drugs work by stopping blood sugar, or glucose, from getting reabsorbed by the kidneys. That means that more glucose is excreted by the kidneys and blood sugar levels go down, the FDA explained. Other drugs in this class of medications include Invokana (canagliflozin) and Farxiga (dapagliflozin).

The agency said the safety and effectiveness of Jardiance was tested in seven clinical trials involving almost 4,500 people with type 2 diabetes. The studies showed that Jardiance improved blood sugar levels compared to a "dummy" placebo drug.

The drug has also been studied for use alongside other medications, such as metformin, sulfonylureas, pioglitazone (Actos) and insulin. The FDA stressed that it is ordering post-marketing studies on Jardiance, with a focus on any potential cardiovascular effects, as well as safety and effectiveness in children.

Jardiance can trigger dehydration, which can cause low blood pressure, dizziness and impaired kidney function, the FDA added. This means that elderly people and those with already impaired kidney function may be at heightened risk when taking Jardiance. The drug should not be used by people with type 1 diabetes, according to the FDA.

The most common side effects seen with Jardiance included urinary tract infections and female genital infections, the FDA said.

More information

Find out more about type 2 diabetes at the American Diabetes Association.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, news release, Aug. 1, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix
2. FDA Approves Combo Shot for Meningitis, Hib in Kids
3. FDA Approves SonixGPS Needle Guidance Technology for Vascular Access Procedures
4. FDA Approves First New Weight-Loss Drug in More Than a Decade
5. FDA Approves 1st Pill to Help Prevent HIV Infection
6. FDA Approves 2nd New Weight-Loss Drug
7. FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season
8. FDA Approves New Once-a-Day HIV Pill
9. FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine
10. Environmental Protection Agency Approves MOMS by OdorXit as a Disinfectant
11. FDA Approves 1st Skin Patch to Combat Migraines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that it has received accreditation for its ... accreditation of three residency programs that Memorial is currently pursuing, including Pediatrics and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the ... signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. ... a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The White House announced efforts ... more information about their loan terms and accounts, and more protections for borrowers. ... federal and private loans, has reached $1.3 trillion, with 43 million Americans holding ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Petersburg, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... Children’s Hospital surgeon reveals that infants born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have ... babies is born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 29, 2016 , ... Mobility Designed is redefining mobility with their patent ... M+D Crutch evenly distributes body weight from the elbow to the forearm. In ... crutches than with other crutches. , Co-founders Max and Liliana Younger were inspired to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... accelerator (MR-linac) platform will be the focal point of ... of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, taking ... MR-linac integrates a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a high-field ... to clearly see the patient,s anatomy in real time. ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016 Tie-up with Government hospitals ... to save newborns   Fortis La Femme, ... in collaboration with Breast Milk Foundation (BMF), a non-profit organization ... Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in Delhi-NCR today. This non-profit centre recognizes ... infants and should be available to babies deprived of mother,s ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Research and Markets has ... Disposables Market 2016-2020"  report to their offering.  ... global anesthesia disposables market is set to ... the period 2016-2020.  Healthcare-acquired infections ... safety. Organizations like the CDC and Public ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: