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

Authors Doggrell S

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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