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Product Highlight - Forxiga

29 Mar 2019
Forxiga provides early cardiorenal benefits beyond HbA1c in a broad type 2 diabetes patient population
• Superior HbA1c reduction vs DPP4i1-2
• Well-established safety profile with no imbalance of AEs* vs placebo3-5
• Early cardiorenal benefits beyond HbA1C in a broad T2DM patients population6

*AEs included are amputations, fractures, bladder cancer or Fournier’s gangrene
Disclaimer: Forxiga is not indicated to reduce the risk of CV events, CV death or hospitalisation for heart failure or for the treatment of CKD

References:
1. Bailey CJ, Gross JL, Pieters A, Bastein A, List JF. Effect of dapagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes who have inadequate glycaemic control with metformin: a randomised, double-blind, placebo- controlled trial. Lancet. 2010;375(9733):2223-2233.                 
2. Rosenstock J, Mathieu C, Chen H, et al. Dapagliflozin versus saxagliptin as add-on therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2018;62(4):424-430
3. Data on file. Atlas Approval ID: 801,453.011. AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
4. FORXIGA Malaysia Prescribing Information (Doc ID-002317198, Version 13.0). April 2018
5. Jabbour S, Seufert J, Scheen A, Karup C, Langkilde AM. The incidence of amputation in the dapagliflozin clinical trial program. Endoc Pract. 2017;23(1):46A.
6. Wiviott SD, Raz I, Bonaca MP, et al. Dapaglifozin and cardiovascular outcomes in type-2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2018. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1812389

Further information is available in section 11b and in mims.com.
Full prescribing information is available upon request.


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Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 2 days ago
Following vegan and vegetarian diets, which offer plenty of what is good for health, has been reported to have a downside: an increased risk of depression and anxiety, especially for younger adults.
Pearl Toh, 29 Jun 2020
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
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