FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly's Jentadueto Now Available In U.S. Pharmacies

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said Jentadueto tablets are now available by prescription in many leading chain and independent pharmacies across the U.S.

JENTADUETO is a new prescription medication for patients who need to control their blood sugar. Taken twice daily, it combines two diabetes medicines, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, linagliptin, and metformin, in one tablet.

JENTADUETO provides physicians with options to adjust the metformin dosing based on effectiveness and tolerability. It is available in three dosage strengths, taken twice daily: 2.5 mg linagliptin/500 mg metformin hydrochloride; 2.5 mg linagliptin/850 mg metformin hydrochloride; and 2.5 mg linagliptin/1000 mg metformin hydrochloride.

"By combining two important diabetes medicines in a single tablet, JENTADUETO provides people with type 2 diabetes another option to control their blood sugar," said David Pass, PharmD, vice president, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders marketing, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

"Making JENTADUETO available quickly following its approval further demonstrates Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly's shared commitment to address the needs of the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes."

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Chipmaker Qualcomm is reportedly in talks with NXP Semiconductor NV (NXPI) for a possible acquisition, reports said. According to Bloomberg, negotiations are on with a probable price of $110 t $120 per NXP share. The deal would value NXP at around $34.7 billion. Regulators have confirmed the eleventh U.S. fatality linked to Takata Corp.'s defective air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA said Thursday that a crash fatality in Riverside County, California, was tied to the rupture of a recalled Takata air bag inflator. Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) on Friday confirmed that British American Tobacco plc (BATS.L, BTI) has offered to buy the remaining 57.8 percent stake that it does not own in the US tobacco company for $47 billion. Reynolds said its board of directors will evaluate the offer, and respond accordingly to BAT, which currently owns 42.2 percent stake in Reynolds. The proposal represents an enterprise va
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT