A pharmaceutical company can decide to discontinue a medication for many reason reasons. Just like any other business, if a product does not sell as expected, the company can decide to stop making it—and this just what happened with Tanzeum.
What is Tanzeum indicated for?
Tanzeum is used, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Why is Tanzeum being discontinued?
GlaxoSmithKline is discontinuing Tanzeum due to the limited prescribing of the medication. There are no known safety concerns.
When will Tanzeum be off the market?
GlaxoSmithKline is recommending that health care professionals switch their patients to a different treatment option as soon as possible. They are alerting patients by updating their consumer website here. Be sure to speak with your doctor if you are currently taking Tanzeum.
GSK is ensuring that Tanzeum will remain available to existing patients until at least the end of June 2018. This will allow for enough time for patients to identify and initiate a satisfactory treatment alternative.
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