Aim: Real-world effectiveness of canagliflozin 300 mg versus glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP1RAs) was examined in patients with Type II diabetes. Patients & methods: Patients were selected from the Optum integrated database of administrative claims and electronic health record data (1 January 2013 to 31 March 2015). Results: Patients were less likely to discontinue (p < 0.0001) or switch (p = 0.0048), more likely to add-on treatment (p = 0.0314), and achieve HbA1c <8.0% (p = 0.0364) or weight loss ≥5% (p < 0.0001) with canagliflozin versus GLP1RAs over 9 months. Mean HbA1c was similar at 3-month intervals over 9 months with canagliflozin and GLP1RAs. Conclusion: Patients were less likely to discontinue or switch with canagliflozin than GLP1RA, and were more likely to add-on. Canagliflozin patients were more likely to achieve HbA1c <8.0% and weight loss ≥5% than GLP1RA patients.
- Type II diabetes mellitus
- glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist
- weight loss
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- Health Policy