The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist diabetes medications have become important due to their unique features, such as their potency of glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C) lowering, durability of effect, glucose-depending insulin secretion resulting in a low risk of hypoglycaemia, glucagon suppression and weight loss. Lixisenatide is an investigational compound in this class, exhibits all of these features, and has some unique properties, which are highlighted in this review. The pharmacology of lixisenatide, the results of recent clinical trials investigating this agent, and its potential role in the management of type 2 diabetes will be discussed.
- Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist
- Type 2 diabetes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Endocrine and Autonomic Systems