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Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) Release: Jentadueto™ (Linagliptin/Metformin Hydrochloride) Tablets Recommended for Approval in the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Europe


5/25/2012 10:11:02 AM

INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced that they have received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) medicinal committee recommending approval of Jentadueto™, which combines the DPP-4 inhibitor, linagliptin (the active ingredient in Trajenta® tablets) and metformin in a single tablet.1 If approved by the European Commission, linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride (HCl) will provide a new, single-tablet treatment option, taken twice-daily, for adults with Type 2 Diabetes who need to improve control of their blood glucose.1 In clinical studies, linagliptin/metformin HCl demonstrated benefit to patients by offering another dosing option with effective glycaemic control and a favourable side effect profile.

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