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Diabetes Obes Metab. 2010 Mar;12(3):246-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2009.01159.x. Epub 2009 Sep 22.

Colestilan monotherapy significantly improves glycaemic control and LDL cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.

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Development Division, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.



To evaluate the plasma glucose-reducing activity and safety of colestilan, a bile acid sequestrant, in patients with type 2 diabetes.


Patients with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) 7.2-11.1 mmol/l and HbA (1c)> or =7.0% were randomly allocated in double-blind manner to receive colestilan or placebo therapy for 12 weeks.


A total of 183 patients entered the double-blind treatment phase. At 12 weeks, colestilan significantly reduced HbA (1c) and FPG vs. placebo by 0.9% and 1.2 mmol/l respectively (both p < 0.001). A significant (p < 0.001) 22.5% reduction of LDL cholesterol was also observed in the 172 patients evaluated (colestilan group: n = 86; placebo group: n = 86). However, no significant reduction of fasting insulin was observed (p = 0.087). No incidence of hypoglycaemia was reported in this study.


Colestilan improved glycaemic control and reduced LDL cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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