Bexagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, for improvement of glycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2023 Oct 10:1-12. doi: 10.1080/14656566.2023.2269854. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the clinical safety and efficacy of bexagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2(SGLT2) inhibitor, in managing glycemia among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

AREAS COVERED: We examined RCTs with T2DM comparing the clinical effectiveness and safety of 20 mg once daily oral dose of bexagliflozin with placebo for managing glycemia till 28 May 2023, published on databases like, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library. Furthermore, reduction of body weight, fasting plasma sugarr(FPG), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and the percentage of individuals who achieved glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of < 7% from baseline were also evaluated. The Review Manager 5 was utilized to investigate the retrieved data.

EXPERT OPINION: We involved eight RCTs. Bexagliflozin was significantly superior in reducing HbA1c[least squares mean difference(LSMD) = -0.45,95% confidence interval (CI =-0.55 to -0.34,p < 0.00001], FPG [LSMD= -1.37, 95%CI =-1.73 to -1.00, p < 0.00001], body weight (LSMD= -1.77, 95%CI =-2.44 to-1.10, p < 0.00001), and SBP(LSMD= -4.11,95%CI = -6.18 to -2.03,p = 0.0001) in comparison to placebo. The safety outcomes of bexagliflozin were consistent with the placebo arm. This study concluded that bexagliflozin seems to be a promising oral anti-diabetic drug for enhancing glycemic management in adult patients with T2DM.

PMID:37817422 | DOI:10.1080/14656566.2023.2269854

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