LAVAL, QC, Dec. 18, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Sanofi Canada announced that Health Canada has approved expanded use of SOLIQUA®. The once-daily injection, is now indicated in combination with metformin as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled on basal insulin (less than 60 units daily) alone or in combination with metformin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) in combination with metformin.
Approximately one in three Canadians lives with diabetes.1 Achieving optimal blood glucose control is fundamental to the management of diabetes. Therapy in most individuals with type 2 diabetes should be targeted to achieve an average three–month blood glucose level (A1C) ≤7.0%.
"At Sanofi, we're proud to continue to bring innovation to the diabetes community," said Sabina Steinkellner, General Manager, General Medicines, Sanofi Canada. "With this approval from Health Canada, we believe that SOLIQUA provides a valuable new option to physicians and patients as they look to achieve their treatment goals."
SOLIQUA®, which combines Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL, and Adlyxine® (lixisenatide injection), works together to help lower A1c for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
About the LixiLan-G study
The primary objective of the LixiLan-G study was to demonstrate superior reduction of HbA1c with SOLIQUA versus continuation of the previous GLP-1 RA after 26 weeks. Secondary objectives included comparison of the overall efficacy and safety of SOLIQUA to continued GLP-1 RA treatment.
SOLIQUA® is an injectable prescription medicine that contains 2 diabetes medicines, insulin glargine and lixisenatide, which may improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise.
The treatment is a titratable fixed-ratio combination that shows improved efficacy and comparable or improved safety outcomes relative to its separate constituents, offering an alternative approach to intensification of therapy in T2D.2
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Diabetes Canada. https://www.diabetes.ca/media-room/press-releases/one-in-three-canadians-is-living-with-diabetes-or-prediabetes,-yet-knowledge-of-risk-and-complicatio. Accessed November 16, 2020.
(Ref: Goldman J, Trujillo JM. iGlarLixi: A Fixed-Ratio Combination of Insulin Glargine 100 U/mL and Lixisenatide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Ann Pharmacother. 2017 Nov;51(11):990-999. doi: 10.1177/1060028017717281. Epub 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 28645216.)
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