Important Safety Information For Farxiga

Contraindications

  • Prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to FARXIGA...Read More
  • Severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2), end-stage renal disease, or patients on dialysis

Warnings and Precautions

  • Hypotension: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating FARXIGA in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension
  • Ketoacidosis has been reported in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes receiving FARXIGA. Some cases were fatal. Assess patients who present with signs and symptoms of metabolic acidosis for ketoacidosis, regardless of blood glucose level. If suspected, discontinue FARXIGA, evaluate and treat promptly. Before initiating FARXIGA, consider risk factors for ketoacidosis. Patients on FARXIGA may require monitoring and temporary discontinuation in situations known to predispose to ketoacidosis
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Impairment in Renal Function: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction and renal impairment, with reports of acute kidney injury requiring hospitalization and dialysis. Consider temporarily discontinuing in settings of reduced oral intake or fluid losses. If acute kidney injury occurs, discontinue and promptly treat.
  • FARXIGA increases serum creatinine and decreases eGFR. Elderly patients and patients with impaired renal function may be more susceptible to these changes. Before initiating FARXIGA, evaluate renal function and monitor periodically. FARXIGA is not recommended in patients with an eGFR persistently between 30 and <60 mL/min/1.73 m2
  • Urosepsis and Pyelonephritis: SGLT2 inhibitors increase the risk for urinary tract infections [UTIs] and serious UTIs have been reported with FARXIGA. Evaluate for signs and symptoms of UTIs and treat promptly
  • Hypoglycemia: FARXIGA can increase the risk of hypoglycemia when coadministered with insulin and insulin secretagogues. Consider lowering the dose of these agents when coadministered with FARXIGA
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Perineum (Fournier’s Gangrene): Rare but serious, life-threatening cases have been reported in patients receiving SGLT2 inhibitors including FARXIGA. Cases have been reported in females and males. Serious outcomes have included hospitalization, surgeries, and death. Assess patients presenting with pain or tenderness, erythema, swelling in the genital or perineal area, along with fever or malaise. If suspected, institute prompt treatment and discontinue FARXIGA
  • Genital Mycotic Infections: FARXIGA increases the risk of genital mycotic infections, particularly in patients with prior genital mycotic infections. Monitor and treat appropriately
  • Increases in Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) occur with FARXIGA. Monitor LDL-C and treat per standard of care
  • Bladder cancer: An imbalance in bladder cancers was observed in clinical trials. There were too few cases to determine whether the emergence of these events is related to FARXIGA, and insufficient data to determine whether FARXIGA has an effect on pre-existing bladder tumors. FARXIGA should not be used in patients with active bladder cancer. Use with caution in patients with a history of bladder cancer
  • Macrovascular Outcomes: There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with FARXIGA

Adverse Reactions

In a pool of 12 placebo-controlled studies, the most common adverse reactions (≥5%) associated with FARXIGA 5 mg, 10 mg, and placebo respectively were female genital mycotic infections (8.4% vs 6.9% vs 1.5%), nasopharyngitis (6.6% vs 6.3% vs 6.2%), and urinary tract infections (5.7% vs 4.3% vs 3.7%).

Use in Specific Populations

  • Pregnancy: Advise females of potential risk to a fetus especially during the second and third trimesters.
  • Lactation: FARXIGA is not recommended when breastfeeding.

INDICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF USE

FARXIGA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

FARXIGA is not recommended for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Please read US Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for FARXIGA.

You may report side effects related to AstraZeneca products by clicking here.

A TREATMENT FOR ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS, IN ADDITION TO DIET AND EXERCISE

Head-to-Head vs Glipizide (a Sulfonylurea) + Metformin: 2- and 4-Year Data

A1C Reductions*

 

REDUCTION IN A1C LEVELS AT 2 AND 4 YEARS*

Exploratory end point: Adjusted mean change in A1C from baseline with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years1

Mean reduction in A1C levels with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 years Mean reduction in A1C levels with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 years Mean reduction in A1C levels with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 4 years. Mean reduction in A1C levels with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 4 years.

BL=baseline.

Values are last observation carried forward and represent adjusted mean change from baseline.

*A1C reduction was an exploratory end point in the extension-phase trial.

Weight Reductions >

Weight Reductions

 

WEIGHT REDUCTION AT 2 AND 4 YEARS

Exploratory end point: Mean weight reduction from baseline with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years1

Exploratory end point: Mean weight reduction from baseline with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years. Exploratory end point: Mean weight reduction from baseline with FARXIGA + metformin vs glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years.

aThe discrepancy between the weight change between treatments and the total weight change is due to rounding.

BL=baseline.

Values are last observation carried forward and represent adjusted mean change from baseline.

FARXIGA is not indicated for weight loss.

Weight reduction was an exploratory end point in the extension-phase trial.

  • During the extension periods, common adverse events (≥5%) reported by subjects taking either FARXIGA + metformin or glipizide + metformin were (reported respectively) nasopharyngitis (17.2%, 18.6%), influenza (12.3%, 11.0%), urinary tract infection (11.8%, 7.8%), hypertension (10.8%, 15.2%), bronchitis (8.9%, 7.8%), back pain (8.6%, 10.3%), diarrhea (8.6%, 10.3%), headache (7.9%, 5.9%), upper respiratory tract infection (7.6%, 11.3%), arthralgia (6.7%, 10.0%), gastroenteritis (6.7%, 5.6%), cough (6.4%, 8.8%), dizziness (6.2%, 10.0%), and pain in extremity (5.2%, 4.7%)1
  • 39% (156/400) of patients in the FARXIGA group and 45.4% (182/401) of patients in the glipizide group discontinued from the study due to lack of glycemic control, or required rescue therapy1

Blood Pressure Reductions >

Blood Pressure Reductions

 

SIGNIFICANT BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION

Exploratory end point: Mean change from baseline in systolic BP with FARXIGA + metformin relative to glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years1

Exploratory end point: Mean change from baseline in systolic BP with FARXIGA + metformin relative to glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years. Exploratory end point: Mean change from baseline in systolic BP with FARXIGA + metformin relative to glipizide + metformin at 2 and 4 years.

BL=baseline.

Values are last observation carried forward.

FARXIGA is not indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Blood pressure reduction was an exploratory end point in the extension-phase trial.

Hypotension: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating FARXIGA in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension.

Study Design >

Study Design

 

STUDY DESIGN1-3

Head-to-Head vs Glipizide (a Sulfonylurea) + Metformin: 2- and 4-Year Data

A 52-week, phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, noninferiority study with trial extensions to 2 years and 4 years. At the end of 4 years, 51% of patients completed the study.

Randomization with Dapagliflozin up to 10 mg + metformin and Glipizide up to 20 mg + metformin

Study Objective

Evaluate the efficacy and safety of FARXIGA compared with glipizide in adults with type 2 diabetes who had inadequate glycemic control (A1C >6.5% and ≤10.0%) with metformin.

 

Study Length

52 Weeks

Extension 1 (52 weeks)

Extension 2 (104 weeks)

 

 

Key Inclusion Criteria

Adult patients with type 2 diabetes who had inadequate glycemic control (A1C >6.5% and ≤10.0%) and had a body mass index (BMI) of ≤45 kg/m2. Patients with systolic blood pressure ≥180 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥110 mm Hg were excluded.

 

 

Study Dosing

FARXIGA was up-titrated to a maximum dose of 10 mg. Glipizide was up-titrated to a maximum dose of 20 mg. Up-titration occurred over 18 weeks, after which doses were kept constant unless down-titration was required to prevent hypoglycemia.

FARXIGA tablet shown is not actual size.

Primary End Point

Change in A1C from baseline at 2 years and 4 years

Select Secondary End Points

  • Change in total body weight from baseline at 2 years and 4 years
  • Change in seated systolic blood pressure at 2 years and 4 years

Important Safety Information For Farxiga

Contraindications

  • Prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to FARXIGA
  • Severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2), end-stage renal disease, or patients on dialysis

Warnings and Precautions

  • Hypotension: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating FARXIGA in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension
  • Ketoacidosis has been reported in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes receiving FARXIGA. Some cases were fatal. Assess patients who present with signs and symptoms of metabolic acidosis for ketoacidosis, regardless of blood glucose level. If suspected, discontinue FARXIGA, evaluate and treat promptly. Before initiating FARXIGA, consider risk factors for ketoacidosis. Patients on FARXIGA may require monitoring and temporary discontinuation in situations known to predispose to ketoacidosis
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Impairment in Renal Function: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction and renal impairment, with reports of acute kidney injury requiring hospitalization and dialysis. Consider temporarily discontinuing in settings of reduced oral intake or fluid losses. If acute kidney injury occurs, discontinue and promptly treat.
  • FARXIGA increases serum creatinine and decreases eGFR. Elderly patients and patients with impaired renal function may be more susceptible to these changes. Before initiating FARXIGA, evaluate renal function and monitor periodically. FARXIGA is not recommended in patients with an eGFR persistently between 30 and <60 mL/min/1.73 m2
  • Urosepsis and Pyelonephritis: SGLT2 inhibitors increase the risk for urinary tract infections [UTIs] and serious UTIs have been reported with FARXIGA. Evaluate for signs and symptoms of UTIs and treat promptly
  • Hypoglycemia: FARXIGA can increase the risk of hypoglycemia when coadministered with insulin and insulin secretagogues. Consider lowering the dose of these agents when coadministered with FARXIGA
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Perineum (Fournier’s Gangrene): Rare but serious, life-threatening cases have been reported in patients receiving SGLT2 inhibitors including FARXIGA. Cases have been reported in females and males. Serious outcomes have included hospitalization, surgeries, and death. Assess patients presenting with pain or tenderness, erythema, swelling in the genital or perineal area, along with fever or malaise. If suspected, institute prompt treatment and discontinue FARXIGA
  • Genital Mycotic Infections: FARXIGA increases the risk of genital mycotic infections, particularly in patients with prior genital mycotic infections. Monitor and treat appropriately
  • Increases in Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) occur with FARXIGA. Monitor LDL-C and treat per standard of care
  • Bladder cancer: An imbalance in bladder cancers was observed in clinical trials. There were too few cases to determine whether the emergence of these events is related to FARXIGA, and insufficient data to determine whether FARXIGA has an effect on pre-existing bladder tumors. FARXIGA should not be used in patients with active bladder cancer. Use with caution in patients with a history of bladder cancer
  • Macrovascular Outcomes: There have been no clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with FARXIGA

Adverse Reactions

In a pool of 12 placebo-controlled studies, the most common adverse reactions (≥5%) associated with FARXIGA 5 mg, 10 mg, and placebo respectively were female genital mycotic infections (8.4% vs 6.9% vs 1.5%), nasopharyngitis (6.6% vs 6.3% vs 6.2%), and urinary tract infections (5.7% vs 4.3% vs 3.7%).

Use in Specific Populations

  • Pregnancy: Advise females of potential risk to a fetus especially during the second and third trimesters
  • Lactation: FARXIGA is not recommended when breastfeeding

INDICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF USE

FARXIGA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

FARXIGA is not recommended for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Please read US Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for FARXIGA.

You may report side effects related to AstraZeneca products by clicking here.

References:

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR BYDUREON® (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension 2 mg

WARNING: RISK OF THYROID C-CELL TUMORS

  • Exenatide extended-release causes an increased incidence in thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures in rats compared to controls. It is unknown whether BYDUREON causes thyroid C-cell tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), in humans, as the human relevance of exenatide extended-release-induced rodent thyroid C-cell tumors has not been determined
  • BYDUREON is contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of MTC or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Counsel patients regarding the potential risk of MTC with the use of BYDUREON and inform them of symptoms of thyroid tumors (eg, mass in the neck, dysphagia, dyspnea, persistent hoarseness). Routine monitoring of serum calcitonin or using thyroid ultrasound is of uncertain value for detection of MTC in patients treated with BYDUREON

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Personal or family history of MTC, patients with MEN 2
  • Prior serious hypersensitivity reactions to exenatide or product components

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Acute Pancreatitis including fatal and non-fatal hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis has been reported. After initiation, observe patients carefully for symptoms of pancreatitis. If suspected, discontinue promptly and do not restart if confirmed. Consider other antidiabetic therapies in patients with a history of pancreatitis
  • Hypoglycemia Risk of hypoglycemia is increased when exenatide is coadministered with insulin or insulin secretagogues. Consider lowering the dose of these agents when coadministered with BYDUREON
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Impairment of Renal Function Altered renal function, including increased serum creatinine, renal impairment, worsened chronic renal failure, and acute renal failure, sometimes requiring hemodialysis and kidney transplantation have been reported. Not recommended in patients with severe renal impairment or end-stage renal disease. Use caution in patients with renal transplantation or moderate renal impairment
  • Gastrointestinal Disease Because exenatide is commonly associated with gastrointestinal adverse reactions, not recommended in patients with severe gastrointestinal disease (eg, gastroparesis)
  • Immunogenicity Patients may develop antibodies to exenatide. Patients with higher titer antibodies may have an attenuated HbA1c response. In clinical trials, attenuated glycemic response was associated with BYDUREON-treated patients. If worsening of or failure to achieve adequate glycemic control occurs, consider alternative antidiabetic therapy
  • Hypersensitivity Reports of serious hypersensitivity reactions (eg, anaphylaxis and angioedema). If this occurs, patients should discontinue BYDUREON and promptly seek medical advice
  • Injection-Site Reactions Serious reactions (eg, abscess, cellulitis, and necrosis), with or without subcutaneous nodules, have been reported
  • Macrovascular Outcomes No clinical studies establishing conclusive evidence of macrovascular risk reduction with exenatide

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Most common (≥5%) and occurring more frequently than comparator in clinical trials: nausea (16.9%), diarrhea (12.7%), headache (8.0%), vomiting (6.8%), constipation (5.9%), injection-site pruritus (5.9%), injection-site nodule (5.3%), dyspepsia (5.1%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

  • Oral Medications BYDUREON slows gastric emptying and may reduce the rate of absorption of orally administered drugs
  • Warfarin Increased international normalized ratio (INR) sometimes associated with bleeding has been reported with concomitant use of exenatide with warfarin. Monitor INR frequently until stable upon initiation of BYDUREON

PREGNANCY

Use during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

INDICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF USE

BYDUREON is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

  • Not recommended as first-line therapy for patients inadequately controlled on diet and exercise
  • Not a substitute for insulin. Should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Use with prandial insulin has not been studied
  • Do not coadminister with other exenatide-containing products
  • Not studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis. Consider other antidiabetic therapies in patients with a history of pancreatitis

Please read US Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for BYDUREON, including Boxed WARNING.

References:

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  2. Exenatide [package insert]. Wilmington, DE: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; 2017.
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