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Saroglitazar (INN, trade name Lipaglyn) is a drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. It is approved for use in India by the Drug Controller General of India. Saroglitazar is indicated for the treatment of diabetic dyslipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia with type 2 diabetes mellitus not controlled by statin therapy. In clinical studies, saroglitazar has demonstrated reduction of triglycerides (TG), LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol and an increase in HDL cholesterol a characteristic hallmark of atherogenic diabetic dyslipidemia (ADD). It has also shown favorable Anti-diabetic medication property by reducing the fasting plasma glucose and HBA1c in diabetes patients. The recommended dose of saroglitazar is one tablet of 4 mg once a day.
Mechanism of action
Saroglitazar is novel first in class drug which acts as a dual PPAR agonist at the subtypes α (alpha) and γ (gamma) of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR). Agonist action at PPARα lowers high blood triglycerides, and agonist action on PPARγ improves insulin resistance and consequently lowers blood sugar.
Being a dual PPAR agonist, Saroglitazar (Lipaglyn) helps in controlling blood glucose and Lipid parameters especially high triglycerides and high non HDL-Cholesterol. Lipaglyn effectively reduces triglycerides and non HDL-C and controlles high blood sugar, a typical situation in Insulin Resistance condition.
Saroglitazar has not demonstrated any of the adverse effects like weight gain and edema that are usually identified with similar molecules like the glitazone class of drugs. Because it is an insulin sensitizer, Saroglitazar (Lipaglyn) has less potential for hypoglycemia. No major serious adverse events have been reported; however, long-term cardiovascular safety has not been established.
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