Efficacy and Safety of Vildagliptin Compared to Metformin in Drug Naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
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The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and effectiveness of vildagliptin, an unapproved drug, compared to metformin in lowering overall blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes who have not been previously treated with drug therapy to lower their blood sugar.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 75 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Not currently on durg therapy for type 2 diabetes
Body mass index (BMI) in the range 22-45
Blood glucose criteria must be met
Type 1 diabetes
Pregnancy or lactation
Evidence of serious diabetic complications
Evidence of serious cardiovascular conditions
Laboratory value abnormalities as defined by the protocol
Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply