Fixed Dose Combination, for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, having Comorbidities
Mumbai,October23,2022:Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (Glenmark), an innovation-driven global pharmaceutical company, became the first to launch Teneligliptin (20mg) + Dapagliflozin (5mg/10mg) fixed dose combination (FDC)for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes, especially the ones with comorbidities.Marketed under the brand name Zita D; it contains Teneligliptin (20mg) + Dapagliflozin (5mg/10mg), and must be taken once daily under prescription to improve glycemic control & prevent complications in adult patients with type 2 diabetes, especially the ones with comorbidities.
On the launch, Alok Malik, EVP & Business Head - India Formulations, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, said, “Diabetes is growing in India at an alarming rate, and eight out of every ten diabetic patients suffer from comorbidities.Glenmark being a leader in the diabetes segment in Indiais proud to bring Zita D, a well researched and affordable fixed dose combination, which will significantly improve the glycemic control in adult patients suffering from uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes,especially the ones with comorbidities.”Teneligliptin is a widely used DPP4i (Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4) inhibitor whereas Dapagliflozin is the most prescribed SGLT-2i (Sodium glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitor for diabetic patients in the country. While Zita D is a promising treatment option in managing uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes with co-morbidities, this FDC has also proven to be effective among adult diabetic patients without comorbidities. Glenmark’s Zita D is priced at around INR 14 per tablet for FDC of Teneligliptin 20mg + Dapagliflozin 5mg, and INR 15 per tablet for FDC of Teneligliptin 20mg + Dapagliflozin 10mg, per day.
Glenmark’s Leadership in the diabetes segment
Glenmark has a strong legacy of bringing new and effective treatment options fordiabetic patients.In 2015, Glenmark revolutionized diabetes treatment in India by being the first to launch the DPP4 inhibitor – Teneligliptin, followed by a fixed dose combination of Teneligliptin + Metformin. In continuation towards its legacy, Glenmark launched Remogliflozin, a novel SGLT-2 inhibitor in 2019 after its first global approval in India and subsequently launched its combinations with metformin and Vildagliptin.Earlier in 2022, Glenmark launched Sitagliptin and its FDCs, followed by Lobeglitazone.