Lixisenatide shows benefits comparable to exenatide in diabetes

06/6/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Once-daily lixisenatide was as effective as twice-daily exenatide in improving A1C and fasting plasma glucose levels in adult type 2 diabetes patients who showed poor response to metformin, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers also noted lower incidence of symptomatic hypoglycemia and gastrointestinal events among lixisenatide-treated patients than in those who took exenatide. However, the lixisenatide group had less weight loss compared with the exenatide group, researchers said.

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