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Biosimilar insulin as an alternative for the original products

Beata Łącka-Gaździk, Mirosław Śnit, Władysław Grzeszczak
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2016.0021
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Clinical Diabetology 2016;5(4):123-126.

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Vol 5, No 4 (2016)
Review
Published online: 2016-11-03

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The medical knowledge makes a great progress in methods of treating diseases that makes our life much longer. Diabetes is a typical disease of civilization affecting more and more people all over the world. The cost of insulin therapy constitutes a great part of all expenditures associated with the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. Nowadays, when the patents covering biological insulins expire, new possibilities of using biosimilar insulins in treating diabetic patients appear. What is more, this group of products seems to be very promising. The authors describe, how the biopharmaceuticals and biosimilar drugs started to be used in the treatment. They present the similarities and differences between the biosimilars, original drugs and also generic products, with taking special interest in immunogenicity and the safety profile. The authors also point out the potential advantages and the risk of possible side effects of using biosimilar insulins in patients suffering from diabetes.

Abstract

The medical knowledge makes a great progress in methods of treating diseases that makes our life much longer. Diabetes is a typical disease of civilization affecting more and more people all over the world. The cost of insulin therapy constitutes a great part of all expenditures associated with the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. Nowadays, when the patents covering biological insulins expire, new possibilities of using biosimilar insulins in treating diabetic patients appear. What is more, this group of products seems to be very promising. The authors describe, how the biopharmaceuticals and biosimilar drugs started to be used in the treatment. They present the similarities and differences between the biosimilars, original drugs and also generic products, with taking special interest in immunogenicity and the safety profile. The authors also point out the potential advantages and the risk of possible side effects of using biosimilar insulins in patients suffering from diabetes.

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biopharmaceuticals, biosimilar drugs, biosimilar insulins

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Title

Biosimilar insulin as an alternative for the original products

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 5, No 4 (2016)

Pages

123-126

Published online

2016-11-03

DOI

10.5603/DK.2016.0021

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Clinical Diabetology 2016;5(4):123-126.

Keywords

biopharmaceuticals
biosimilar drugs
biosimilar insulins

Authors

Beata Łącka-Gaździk
Mirosław Śnit
Władysław Grzeszczak

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