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01-04-2022 | Diabetes | News | Article

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Higher semaglutide dose approved in USA

Author: Eleanor McDermid

medwireNews: Semaglutide will soon be available at a dose of 2.0 mg in the USA, following FDA approval.

The weekly injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist was previously approved at a maximum dose of 1.0 mg, as used in the main SUSTAIN trial series.

But the more recent SUSTAIN-FORTE trial showed the 2.0 mg dose to produce a significantly larger reduction in glycated hemoglobin than the 1.0 mg dose, forming the basis of this approval.

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