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Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 14, 2022;  (Issue 1663)
Diet, exercise, and weight loss can improve glycemic control, but almost all patients with type 2 diabetes require antihyperglycemic drug therapy. Treating to a target A1C of...
Diet, exercise, and weight loss can improve glycemic control, but almost all patients with type 2 diabetes require antihyperglycemic drug therapy. Treating to a target A1C of <7% while minimizing hypoglycemia is recommended to prevent microvascular complications of diabetes (retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy). An A1C target of <8% may be appropriate for some older patients.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Nov 14;64(1663):177-84 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 11, 2022;  (Issue 1654)
The FDA has approved tirzepatide (Mounjaro – Lilly), a peptide hormone with activity at both glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors, to improve...
The FDA has approved tirzepatide (Mounjaro – Lilly), a peptide hormone with activity at both glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tirzepatide, which is injected subcutaneously once weekly, is the first dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist to become available in the US. Selective GIP receptor agonists are not available in the US; GLP-1 receptor agonists have been available for years.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jul 11;64(1654):105-7 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs and Devices for Weight Management

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 30, 2022;  (Issue 1651)
Adults with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2 are considered overweight. Those with a BMI ≥30 are considered obese. The initial recommendation for any weight loss effort is to achieve a...
Adults with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2 are considered overweight. Those with a BMI ≥30 are considered obese. The initial recommendation for any weight loss effort is to achieve a 5-10% reduction in weight, which has been associated with a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Diet, exercise, and behavior modification are the preferred methods for losing weight, but long-term weight maintenance can be difficult. Several drugs and devices are FDA-approved for weight reduction and maintenance of weight loss.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 May 30;64(1651):81-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Comparison Table: Some FDA-Approved Drugs for Weight Management (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 30, 2022;  (Issue 1651)
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View the Comparison Table: Some FDA-Approved Drugs for Weight Management
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 May 30;64(1651):e89-91 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

In Brief: Higher-Dose Semaglutide (Ozempic) for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 16, 2022;  (Issue 1650)
The FDA has approved a higher-dose injectable formulation of the long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Ozempic) for treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. A single SC...
The FDA has approved a higher-dose injectable formulation of the long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Ozempic) for treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. A single SC injection of the new 8 mg/3 mL formulation delivers 2 mg of semaglutide.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 May 16;64(1650):79 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Semaglutide (Wegovy) for Weight Loss

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 12, 2021;  (Issue 1628)
The injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide, previously approved by the FDA as Ozempic to treat type 2 diabetes and to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events...
The injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide, previously approved by the FDA as Ozempic to treat type 2 diabetes and to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease, has now been approved in a higher dose as Wegovy (Novo Nordisk) for chronic weight management in adults with or without type 2 diabetes who have a body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m2 or a BMI ≥27 kg/m2 and ≥1 weight-related comorbidity (e.g., hypertension, dyslipidemia). An oral formulation of semaglutide (Rybelsus) has been available since 2019 for treatment of type 2 diabetes, but it is not approved for weight management. Liraglutide (Saxenda), another subcutaneously injected GLP-1 receptor agonist, was approved for chronic weight management in 2015.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Jul 12;63(1628):106-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Semaglutide (Ozempic) for Weight Loss

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 5, 2021;  (Issue 1621)
In recently published clinical trials, once-weekly subcutaneous injection of the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Ozempic – Novo Nordisk), which is FDA-approved for treatment...
In recently published clinical trials, once-weekly subcutaneous injection of the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Ozempic – Novo Nordisk), which is FDA-approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes and to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease, has reduced body weight significantly in patients with and without type 2 diabetes when given in addition to lifestyle intervention. Liraglutide (Saxenda), another GLP-1 receptor agonist, has been FDA-approved for chronic weight management since 2015.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Apr 5;63(1621):53-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 4, 2019;  (Issue 1584)
Diet, exercise, and weight loss can improve glycemic control, but almost all patients with type 2 diabetes eventually require drug therapy. Treating to a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) concentration of...
Diet, exercise, and weight loss can improve glycemic control, but almost all patients with type 2 diabetes eventually require drug therapy. Treating to a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) concentration of <7% can prevent microvascular complications (retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy), but whether it prevents macrovascular complications and death is unclear. An A1C target of <8% may be appropriate for older patients and those with underlying cardiovascular disease (CVD), a history of severe hypoglycemia, diabetes-related complications, a limited life expectancy, or a long duration of disease.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Nov 4;61(1584):169-78 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Oral Semaglutide (Rybelsus) for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • October 21, 2019;  (Issue 1583)
An oral formulation of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Rybelsus – Novo Nordisk) has been approved by the FDA for once-daily treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults....
An oral formulation of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide (Rybelsus – Novo Nordisk) has been approved by the FDA for once-daily treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. Semaglutide, which has been available in a subcutaneously-injected formulation (Ozempic) since 2017, is the first GLP-1 receptor agonist to become available for oral administration; the 4 other GLP-1 receptor agonists currently available in the US are administered by subcutaneous (SC) injection.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Oct 21;61(1583):166-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cardiovascular Benefits of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 25, 2019;  (Issue 1566)
Since 2008, because of safety concerns, the FDA has mandated that long-term cardiovascular outcomes trials be conducted for all new drugs for type 2 diabetes. Reductions in the incidence of macrovascular...
Since 2008, because of safety concerns, the FDA has mandated that long-term cardiovascular outcomes trials be conducted for all new drugs for type 2 diabetes. Reductions in the incidence of macrovascular complications in these trials with some sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease (see Table 1) have led to new recommendations.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Feb 25;61(1566):26-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Semaglutide (Ozempic) - Another Injectable GLP-1 Receptor Agonist for Type 2 Diabetes

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 29, 2018;  (Issue 1539)
The FDA has approved semaglutide (Ozempic – Novo Nordisk), a long-acting injectable GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist, for once-weekly treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. It is the...
The FDA has approved semaglutide (Ozempic – Novo Nordisk), a long-acting injectable GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonist, for once-weekly treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. It is the sixth GLP-1 receptor agonist to be approved in the US.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2018 Jan 29;60(1539):19-21 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cardiovascular Effects of Some Antidiabetic Drugs

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 14, 2017;  (Issue 1527)
For many years, the goal of drug therapy for most patients with type 2 diabetes has been to achieve and maintain an A1C of...
For many years, the goal of drug therapy for most patients with type 2 diabetes has been to achieve and maintain an A1C of <7%. Achieving that goal can prevent microvascular complications (diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy), but whether it prevents macrovascular complications (myocardial infarction [MI], stroke) has been less clear. The FDA now requires that cardiovascular safety studies be performed for all new drugs for type 2 diabetes.1 Recent findings that some of the newer second-line drugs for type 2 diabetes have cardiovascular benefits have led to new interest in the cardiovascular efficacy and safety of all antidiabetic drugs.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 Aug 14;59(1527):136-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction