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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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