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The objective of the current study is to investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of linagliptin (5 mg / once daily) compared to placebo given over 12 weeks in drug naive or previously treated type 2 diabetic patients with moderate to severe renal impairment and insufficient glycaemic control. In addition safety in this patient population with longer term (40 week) treatment in comparison to sulfonylurea drug (glimepiride).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Linagliptin, Placebo, Glimepiride
1218.64.10007 Boehringer Ingelheim Investigational Site
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:11-0400
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