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Clinical outcomes, not clinical utility, should be the major consideration for saxagliptin with or without metformin

Authors Doggrell SA

Received 25 February 2014

Accepted for publication 26 February 2014

Published 15 April 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 473—475

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S63080

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Sheila A Doggrell

Department of Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

A recent review by Panagoulias and Doupis, published in Patient Preference and Adherence, concerned the saxagliptin/metformin fixed combination (SAXA/MET FDC), and was titled "Clinical utility in the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the saxagliptin/metformin fixed combination."1 This review concluded that "The SAXA/MET FDC is a patient-friendly, dosage-flexible, and hypoglycemia-safe regimen with very few adverse events and a neutral or even favorable effect on body weight. It achieves significant glycosylated hemoglobin A1c reduction helping the patient to achieve his/her individual glycemic goals."1

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