|Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results|
|Wednesday, November 07, 2012|
A direct, head-to-head comparison of two of the newer treatments available for type 2 diabetes yielded mixed results.
The 26-week, multicenter DURATION-6 clinical trial found that daily injections of liraglutide (Victoza) were slightly more effective than weekly injections of exenatide (Bydureon) in lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the patients taking exenatide suffered fewer negative side effects such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
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