Semaglutide 'superior' in head-to-head study

Patients taking the add-on drug reduced HbA1c and weight, a study finds

Patients with type 2 diabetes experience greater glycaemic control and weight loss with a GLP-1 receptor agonist than an SGLT-2 inhibitor, a first-of-its-kind study has found.

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The findings from the head-to-head comparison could guide clinical decision-making on treatment intensification, the researchers say, and they support use of semaglutide as an alternative to canagliflozin.

Although canagliflozin is not currently marketed in Australia, three other SGLT-2 inhibitors are available as second-line treatment options.

In the multicentre trial

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