TYPES AND NAMES OF DIABETES MEDICATIONS* CLASS BRAND NAMES Biguanides Glucophage, Fortamet
GLP-1 receptor agonists Trulicity, Tanzeum, Bydureon, Victoza DPP-IV inhibitors Januvia, Onglyza, Nesina SGLT-2 inhibitors Invokana, Farxiga, Jardiance Sulfonylureas Amaryl, Glucotrol, DiaBeta, Glynase Insulin Tresiba, Toujeo, Afrezza, Levemir, Lantus Combination drugs Janumet, Jentadueto, Kombiglyze, Tradjenta, Kazano, Oseni * This chart provides examples of some, but not all, medications used to treat diabetes.
As analysts expected, sales were aided by the generic version of type 2 diabetes drugs Glumetza and Fortamet
, which both launched in the US last year.
Credit Suisse, in its August 2016 report, also points to other challenges facing the company: "Lupin's high profit concentration in its largest drug Fortamet
, which contributed 35-40 per cent of its 2016/17 profits (is a concern), because there is high probability of competition entering the space in the next twelve months." The report adds that Mylan Laboratories, an American generic and specialty drug maker registered in the Netherlands, which is trying to get into the Fortamet
market "could impact Fortamet
sales for Lupin by 40-50 per cent".
launch of metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets USP 500 mg and 1,000 mg, a generic version of Fortamet
. Mylan received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for this product, a type 2 diabetes treatment.
(Metformin also goes by the brand names Glucophage, Glumetza, Glucophage XR, and Fortamet
.) The reasons for its underuse are not clear, says lead researcher Tannaz Moin, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Metformin is sold under several trade names, including Glucophage XR, Riomet, Fortamet
, Glumetza, obimed, Gludormin, Diarber, Diaber, and Diaformin.
While this is less than the reduction typically seen with the diabetes drug metformin (Glucophage, Fortamet
), it is slightly better than results seen with some of the newer drugs, such as sitagliptin (Januvia).
Metformin is available in an oral solution (Riomet), tablet (Glucophage) and extended-release tablet (Fortamet
, Glucophage XR, Glumetza).
Comment: Metformin (brand names, Glucophage, Fortamet
, and others) is an oral hypoglycemic agent widely used to treat type 2 diabetes.
The popular drug metformin (Fortamet
, Glucophage) is a common first-tier diabetes medication.