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Product Highlight - Invokana

16 Dec 2016
INVOKANA – Canagliflozin hemihydrate 100 mg and 300 mg FC tab – Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • INVOKANA demonstrated statistically significant glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) reductions and helped more patients achieve the ADA-recommended HbA1c goal of <7%1,4.
  • Only Invokana 300 mg demonstrated greater reductions in vs HbA1c sitagliptin 100 mg2.
  • INVOKANA results in the excretion of approximately 77 grams to 119 grams of glucose per day3.
  • INVOKANA provided greater reductions in body weight and systolic blood pressure vs placebo3.
  • INVOKANA showed good tolerability profile with the following most common adverse reactions – female genital mycotic infection, urinary tract infection (UTI) and increased urination3.
References:
1. Stenlöf K, Cefalu WT, Kim KA, et al. Efficacy and safety of canagliflozin monotherapy in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with diet and exercise. Diabetes Obes Metab.2013;15(4):372-382.
2. Schernthaner G, Gross JL, Rosenstock J, et al. Canagliflozin compared with sitagliptin for patients with type 2 diabetes who do not have adequate glycemic control with metformin plus sulfonylurea: a 52-week randomized trial. Diabetes Care. 2013;36:2508-2515.
3. Invokana_Approved Prescribing Information_Malaysia_EU SmPC vJan2016.
4: American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes—2016. Diabetes Care. 2016; 39(Supplement 1): S39-S46.

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Hannah Wong, 30 Sep 2019

Taisho Pharmaceutical launches Lusefi®, an oral anti-diabetic medication for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The medication is expected to lower blood glucose and provide adequate glycaemic control, serving as a new alternative prescription for T2DM. Lusefi, with its active ingredient luseogliflozin hydrate, is available in the form of 2.5 mg and 5 mg tablets.

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