In general, treatment with AFREZZA was well-tolerated over 24 weeks by subjects with type 2 diabetes. The incidence of serious adverse events was lower in the AFREZZA group (2.8%) compared to the comparator oral-therapy group (5.1%). The incidence of serious cardiovascular events was low overall and balanced between the groups (AFREZZA: 2 events; oral therapy: 3 events). Similarly, the incidence of adverse events resulting in discontinuation was low overall and balanced between the treatment groups (AFREZZA: 4.0%; oral therapy: 5.1%). The most common adverse event was cough, occurring with comparable incidence in both the AFREZZA (23.7%) group and the oral therapy (19.9%) group (who were also taking a placebo powder). Cough was predominantly dry, intermittent, and usually occurred within 10 minutes of inhalation. The incidence of cough in both treatment groups was highest during the first week of the treatment period and diminished thereafter.
These preliminary results are subject to further analysis.
is a novel, ultra rapid-acting mealtime insulin therapy being developed by MannKind Corporation for the treatment of adult patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for the control of hyperglycemia. It is a drug-device combination product, consisting of AFREZZA Inhalation Powder, pre-metered into single-use cartridges, and a light, discreet and easy-to-use inhaler. Administered at the start of a meal, AFREZZA dissolves immediately upon inhalation and delivers insulin quickly to the bloodstream. Peak insulin levels are achieved within 12 to 14 minutes of administration, effectively mimicking the release of meal-time insulin observed in healthy individuals, but which is absent in patients with diabetes.
About MannKind Corporation
MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. Its lead product candidate, AFREZZA
, has completed Phase 3 clinical trials. MannKind maintains a website at
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