FDA Approves Xigduo XR

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-11-03 07:22:19 -0600
Started 2014-10-31 02:07:30 -0500

There is a new drug in town to help those with type 2 diabetes.

"Xigduo XR combines two anti-hyperglycemic agents with complementary mechanisms of action, dapagliflozin (trade name in the U.S. Farxigaâ„¢), an inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), and metformin hydrochloride extended-release, a biguanide, in a once-daily oral tablet. SGLT2 inhibitors are a relatively new class of medicines that remove glucose from the body via the kidneys."

Here is the full report: http://www.drugs.com/newdrugs/fda-approves-xi...

8 replies

oink66 2014-11-01 21:25:03 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby for the new T2 diabetes medication Xigdu will take into consideration only when my Metformin 1000mg @ 2 X a day stops working. For now my b/p med lysinopril is supposed to protect my kidneys.

LRD 2014-10-31 12:00:19 -0500 Report

I do not think that this drug sounds very good. It appears to have properties that cause more harm than good. Thanks on keeping up with the latest. Linda

GabbyPA 2014-11-03 07:22:19 -0600 Report

Yeah, like buying a car the first year it's out. Not a good idea, in my opinion. I like to wait and see what happens in real life with new drugs. It's not always good.

elizag1 2014-10-31 11:53:41 -0500 Report

I am type 2 and take metformin…
should I ask about this at the doctors office?

GabbyPA 2014-10-31 12:00:24 -0500 Report

That is up to you. It is a drug that eliminates sugar through your urine, so like James said, be sure your kidneys are up to that task. It never hurts to ask

jayabee52 2014-10-31 10:18:24 -0500 Report

Howdy GAbby
I know that this would not be applicable to me as I have kidney issues.

I also tend to agree with Ladyiscrazy regarding newer medications (not just diabetes meds) I had a nasty experience with a new med called aggrenox.
It had a small amount of aspirin in it and eventually gave me a duodenal ulcer which put me in the hospital and had to give me 6 units of blood. Not a good thing indeed. They were trying to keep me from having further ministrokes and used that to thin my blood. It was decided that I was more threatened by the cure rather than the malady and I stopped any blood thinners immediately.

God's best


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