Glenmark Introduces Lirafit (Biosimilar, Liraglutide) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in India

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Glenmark Introduces Lirafit (Biosimilar, Liraglutide) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in India


  • Following the approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), Glenmark has introduced the first biosimilar of Liraglutide under the brand name Lirafit (1.2mg, per day) for managing type 2 diabetes mellitus in India
  • Lirafit gained approval based on a 24wks. study in type 2 diabetes mellitus Indian adult patients which showed its effectiveness, safety, and good tolerance. Its efficacy and safety profile were found to be non-inferior to the reference liraglutide
  • The reference drug, Liraglutide, is a GLP‐1 receptor agonist that enhances glucose-dependent insulin secretion and reduces inappropriate glucagon secretion in adult patients. It is approved in both the US and the EU

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Shivani Chandra

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