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Efficacy and Safety of Metformin and Liraglutide in Obese Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Previously Treated With an Oral Hypoglycemic Agent

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2012
Last updated: January 25, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
This trial is conducted in the United States of America (USA). The aim of this trial is to determine the dose-response relationship for body weight and five escalating doses of NNC 90-1170 (liraglutide) in subjects with type 2 diabetes previously treated with an oral hypoglycemic agent (OHA).

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Drug: liraglutide
Drug: metformin
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Investigator
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: NNC 90-1170 Dose-response, Efficacy and Safety: A 12-week Randomized, Multicenter, Doubleblind, Double-dummy, Parallel-group Study of Metformin and Five Doses of NNC 90-1170 in Previously-treated OHA Monotherapy Obese Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes

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Further study details as provided by Novo Nordisk A/S:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • FPG (fasting plasma glucose)
  • HbA1c (glycosylated haemoglobin)
  • Fructosamine
  • Lipids
  • Adverse events

Enrollment: 223
Study Start Date: February 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2001
Primary Completion Date: October 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 0.045 mg Drug: liraglutide
Injected subcutaneously once daily
Other Name: NNC 90-1170
Experimental: 0.225 mg Drug: liraglutide
Injected subcutaneously once daily
Other Name: NNC 90-1170
Experimental: 0.45 mg Drug: liraglutide
Injected subcutaneously once daily
Other Name: NNC 90-1170
Experimental: 0.60 mg Drug: liraglutide
Injected subcutaneously once daily
Other Name: NNC 90-1170
Experimental: 0.75 mg Drug: liraglutide
Injected subcutaneously once daily
Other Name: NNC 90-1170
Active Comparator: Met Drug: metformin
1000 mg twice daily, administered orally


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Type 2 diabetic
  • Treated with OHA (oral hypoglycaemic agent monotherapy for at least 3 months. Prior use of metformin is allowed
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27.0-42.0 kg/m^2 (inclusive)
  • HbA1c maximum 10% based on analysis from central laboratory

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cardiac problems
  • Uncontrolled treated/untreated hypertension
  • Proliferative retinopathy or known autonomic neuropathy
  • Recurrent severe hypoglycemia as judged by the investigator
  • Known or suspected allergy to trial product or related products
  • Use of any drug (except for OHAs), which in the investigators opinion could interfere with the glucose level or body weight or any contraindication to metformin use or intolerance to metformin 1000 mg (prior to trial entry or during run-in period). Stable doses, for 3 months or greater, of thyroid hormone replacement are allowed
  • Known or suspected abuse of alcohol or narcotics
  • Current treatment with thiazolidinediones or chronic daily use of insulin (more than 7 days) within three months in the absence of intercurrent illness
  • TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) below 0.2 or above 15 U/mL
  • Type 1 or other specific causes of diabetes
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01511198

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novo Nordisk A/S
Study Director: Global Clinical Registry (GCR, 1452) Novo Nordisk A/S
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Novo Nordisk A/S Identifier: NCT01511198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NN2211-2072
Study First Received: January 12, 2012
Last Updated: January 25, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on April 27, 2017