|Title:||Beta-amino heterocyclic dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes|
|Abstract:|| The present invention is directed to compounds which are inhibitors of the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV enzyme ("DP-IV inhibitors") and which are useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV enzyme is involved, such as diabetes and particularly type 2 diabetes. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of such diseases in which the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV enzyme is involved.|
|Inventor(s):|| Edmondson; Scott D. (Clark, NJ), Fisher; Michael (Rahway, NJ), Kim; Dooseop (Westfield, NJ), MacCoss; Malcolm (Seabrook Island, SC), Parmee; Emma R. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Weber; Ann E. (Scotch Plains, NJ), Xu; Jinyou (Scotch Plains, NJ) |
|Assignee:|| Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp (Rahway, NJ) |
|Filing Date:||Apr 14, 2011|
|Claims:||1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising (1) a first compound of the formula: ##STR00024## or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; (2) atorvastatin; and (3) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. |
2. A method of treating Type 2 diabetes comprising administering to a mammalian patient in need thereof of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a first compound of the formula: ##STR00025## or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and atorvastatin.