Albiglutide: Clinical overview of a long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes


Journal Article (Review)

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists have become an important therapeutic option for patients with Type 2 diabetes because of their ability to lower blood glucose and help patients lose weight. There are currently three glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists on the market. In the near future, albiglutide will undergo review by the US FDA for possible approval. Results from Phase I/II trials have demonstrated that albiglutide is a safe and efficacious medication for treating Type 2 diabetes. It lowers hemoglobin A1c and decreases bodyweight. It appears to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects than liraglutide. The once-weekly (or possibly longer duration) dosing of albiglutide may improve adherence. Several Phase III trials are expected to be completed in 2013. These trials will shed further light on the safety and efficacy of albiglutide. © 2013 2013 Expert Reviews Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Setji, T; Feinglos, M

Published Date

  • May 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 238

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-8417

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1744-6651

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1586/eem.13.2

Citation Source

  • Scopus