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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd Receives FDA Approval for Three New Type 2 Diabetes Therapies


Friday, 25 Jan 2013 06:55pm EST 

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved NESINA (alogliptin) and the fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapies OSENI (alogliptin and pioglitazone) and KAZANO (alogliptin and metformin HCl) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise. NESINA is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) that is designed to slow the inactivation of incretin hormones GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide). OSENI, which combines alogliptin with pioglitazone, is the first product in the U.S. to include both a DPP-4i and a thiazolidinedione (TZD) in a single tablet. KAZANO combines alogliptin with metformin HCl, a widely used anti-diabetes medication, in a single tablet.