02 March, 2011


Taspoglutide is a pharmaceutical drug. It is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog, under investigation for treatment of type 2 diabetes being co-developed by Ipsen and Roche.
Two phase II trials reported it was effective and well tolerated.
Of the eight planned phase III clinical trials of weekly taspoglutide (4 against exenatide, sitagliptin, insulin glargine, and pioglitazone) at least five were active in 2009. Preliminary results in early 2010 were favourable. (At least one of the 8 planned phase III trials had not started recruiting by end 2009.)
As of September 2010, Roche had halted Phase III clinical trials due to a incidences of serious hypersensitivity reactions and gastrointestinal side effects.

1 comment :

  1. True, In our center also study withdrawn. But that's a wonderful drug,weekly once inj only. More patient friendly.


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