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|Title:||Sulfonylurea-glitazone combinations for diabetes|
|Abstract:||Combinations of a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent and a glitazone antidiabetic agent are useful for treating diabetes mellitus and improving glycemic control.|
|Inventor(s):||Whitcomb; Randall Wayne (Ann Arbor, MI)|
|Assignee:||Warner-Lambert Company (Morris Plains, NJ)|
1. A composition comprising from about 3 mg to about 250 mg of a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent and from about 100 mg to about 1000 mg of a glitazone antidiabetic agent, said amounts of
sulfonylurea and glitazone being synergistic for the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in humans.
2. A composition of claim 1 wherein the sulfonylurea is selected from glisoxepid, glyburide, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, glibornuride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, glipizide, gliclazide, gliquidone, glyhexamide, phenbutamide, and tolcyclamide.
3. A composition of claim 2 wherein the glitazone is selected from troglitazone, ciglitazone, pioglitazone, englitazone, TA 174, and BRL 49653.
4. A composition of claim 3 comprising troglitazone and glyburide.
5. A method of treating non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in humans comprising administering to a patient in need of treatment from about 3 mg to about 250 mg of a sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent in combination with about 100 mg to about 1000 mg of a glitazone antidiabetic agent, wherein said amounts are synergistic in the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
6. A method according to claim 5 wherein the sulfonylurea antidiabetic agent is selected from glisoxepid, glyburide, acetohexamide, chlorpropamide, glibornuride, tolbutamide, tolazamide, glipizide, gliclozide, gliquidone, glyhexamide, phenbentamide, and tolcyclamide.
7. A method according to claim 6 wherein the glitazone antidiabetic agent is selected from troglitazone, ciglitazone, pioglitazone, englitazone, TA 174, and BRL 49653.
8. A method according to claim 7 comprising a combination of glyburide and troglitazone.
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