Background and Aims: Evogliptin is a new dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. We investigated the efficacy and safety of Evogliptin compared with linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Materials and Methods: A total of 207 untreated patients with T2D (mean age, 56.1±10.4 years; body mass index, 26.1±3.4 kg/m2) who had HbA1c 7.0-10.0%, prior to the screening were randomized 1:1 for 5 mg Evogliptin (n=102) or 5 mg linagliptin (n=105) once daily for 12 weeks. The primary efficacy endpoint was the change from baseline HbA1c at week 12. The secondary endpoint included the change in mean amplitude of glycemic excursion (MAGE) assessed by 72-hour continuous glucose monitoring. In the extended study for another 12 weeks, open-label treatment with Evogliptin 5 mg qd was conducted in both groups; Evogliptin/Evogliptin group (n=95) and Linagliptin/Evogliptin group (n=92).

Results: After 12 weeks of treatment, the mean changes in HbA1c of Evogliptin group and linagliptin group were −0.85% and −0.75%, respectively; the between-group difference was -0.10% (95% confidence interval, −0.32-0.11%), demonstrating non-inferiority, meeting the pre-specified margin of 0.40%. The changes in MAGE were −24.6 mg/dL in the Evogliptin group and −16.7 mg/dL in the linagliptin group, which were significantly lower compared with baseline values in both groups. In the Evogliptin/Evogliptin group at week 24, the mean changes from baseline in HbA1c was −0.94%, achieving HbA1c <7.0% in 80.2% of patients. The incidence and types of adverse events including hypoglycemic events, were comparable between the two groups for 24 weeks.

Conclusion: In this study, once-daily evoglipitin 5 mg treatment significantly decreased HbA1c levels by 0.94% at week 24 and improved glycemic variability without any serious adverse events in Korean patients with T2D ( Identifier: NCT02974504).


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