Victoza

Active Ingredient(s): Liraglutide
FDA Approved: * January 25, 2010
Pharm Company: * NOVO NORDISK INC
Category: Diabetes

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Victoza Overview

Liraglutide (NN2211) is a derivative of human incretin (metabolic hormone) glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is used as a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, binding to the same receptors as does the endogenous metabolic hormone GLP-1 that stimulates insulin secretion. Marketed under the brand name Victoza, it is an injectable drug developed by Novo Nordisk for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In 2015, Novo Nordisk began marketing a separate strength in the U.S. and E.U...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liraglutide

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The most appropriate time to take Victoza

I have started on Victoza for the last couple of weeks, and have noticed the difference in my appetite etc which is actually very exciting for someone who has always overeaten. One question though, I've been told to take it in the morning by my GP, however my "problem" time for overeating is after 8pm at night. I've noticed may take it with their evening meal. Would this have a better effect on my late eavening eating?

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Victoza and GERD

I have GERD, which is reflux disease and the Victoza seems to make it worse. I also have a sliding hiatal hernia. Does anyone else have this issue? ## It is really hard to say what is causing it, it could be your medical issues, or the medication. The FDA warns that other side effects from Victoza may possibly include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. Is this the only medication you take? What have you tried to treat the GERD?

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coupons for Victoza

I have no insurance and am looking for Victoza coupons for my Diabetes. Does anyone know where I can get any? ## Hello, Kate! How are you? There is actually a program from the manufacturer that allows eligible people that are uninsured to pay no more than $25 with their instant savings card. You can fill out the form for a card at Victoza Savings Card click here. This is an antidiabetic medication that may cause side effects, such as administration site irritation, nausea, dizziness and hypoglycemia. Is there anything else I can help with? ## he above mentioned savings card would be great if you have prescription insurance. but I don't. and can't afford the out of pocket. Under their restrictions: •Patients must be enrolled in a commercial insurance plan. Offer excludes fu...

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Victoza and Hives

I have been on Victoza for about 2 weeks now and I have broken out in hives/rash around my mid section. My body itches but I'm not sure if it's related to this or not. Anyone else experience this? ## It would be best to have this symptoms checked out by your doctor, according to FDA reports, there is a chance that it might be an allergic reaction. Have you been exposed to anything else new, such a a different detergent, soap, or perfume? Have you eaten any new foods? Are you on any other medications? ## I have been on Victoza for one month and all of the sudden I have multiple red welts that itch on my abdomen where I've been injecting.

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Victoza shot placement

Im a new user. What happens if the shot isn't placed in fat? I have lots of belly fat so I don't see how I could miss a fat spot. Is the stomach muscles below or above the fat? Can the shot go to deep with long needle or to shallow with short needle? Using long needle I get real sleepy and don't feel like eating. Using the short needle I feel normal.

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Why not included in Victoza patient help programs?

I am on medicare. After six months each year, the cost of Victoza throws me into the donut hole. I cannot afford the $1800 cost for Victoza for July through December so I do without, much to the dismay of my physician. (I start back taking it in January.) Are there any programs which might assist me for the last six months each year? Note: Novadisk has two patient assist programs, but for reasons I cannot fathom those of us on Medicare are specifically excluded from these programs. Together, my wife and I earn 340% of the federal poverty level for a family of 2. Thanks.

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Digesting alcohol

Since taking Victoza I feel like my stomach is digesting alcohol differently. I feel like I have a hangover the next day even if I just have a few drinks. ## Hello, Terry! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. Likely, it is due to 2 issues, the first issue, which I am not sure you are aware of is that alcohol can lower your blood sugar levels, thus when you drink, it could be making it drop too low. Have you ever checked your levels, after having a few drinks? The next issue is that alcohol can enhance the side effects of a medication, so you may experience more nausea, dizziness and drowsiness than usual, after having a few drinks, as reported by the FDA. So, there is probably good reasons why you feel that way. Most medications, when combined with alcohol, ca...

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victoza types

Is all victoza the same ?? Just different doses ## Hello, Martha! How are you? Yes, they are the same. The FDA lists Victoza as most commonly being used to treat diabetes. Its typical side effects may possibly include dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence and low blood sugar. Is there anything else I can help with?

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victoza victories and side effects

I have been on Victoza for over 6 months. I am 8 pounds away from my first goal weight. Yes, I had a lot of weight to lose, but now only have a total of 58 pounds left to go! I had lost much of my weight before starting on Victoza but could not lose any more weight. I would maintain the weight that I had lost and could lose no further until taking Victoza. I posed questions to my Endocrinologist today. What is the end goal for my taking of Victoza? Can I eventually stop taking Metformin, Glybyride and Victoza at all one day? Will I be able to maintain my weight loss without Victoza one day? Here are the answers he gave me to me (only). Each person's situation may be different. He said that he is switching me to a new form of Metformin which is time-released and taken by pill only 1 ...

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VIctoza and cancers

They say Victoza can cause cancer in rats but haven ,t yet proven that in human, what else can happened to us I have been taking it for 5 mos. I don't know if it helps or hurt us? When will we know for sure ? ## Haven,t. Got and answer to my qwestion yet ., how do I get it? ## Hello, Al! How are you? There are risks associated with taking any medication, even those that have been on the market for decades. As to Victoza, it is approved by the FDA, so it's really not any more dangerous or concerning than any of the other medications out there. Regarding the thyroid cancer, that was at doses over 8 times those used in humans and any change seen in humans during trials was less then a percent. How is it working for you? ## What other things that could happened to us besides cancer ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Liraglutide
  • Injection: 6mg/ml
  • Solution: 0.6mg, 18mg/3ml (6mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Victoza: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0169-4060 Victoza 6 mg/ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Novo Nordisk
  • 50090-2853 Victoza 6 mg/ml Subcutaneous Injection by A-s Medication Solutions

Other drugs which contain Liraglutide or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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VIctoza and cancers
They say Victoza can cause cancer in rats but haven ,t yet proven that in human, what else can happened to us I have bee... 4 replies
VICTOZA COUPONS
NEED COUPON FOR VICTOZA ## this site does not manufacture nor prescribe any medications, so I do not have a coupon for y... 4 replies
Victoza and Hives
I have been on Victoza for about 2 weeks now and I have broken out in hives/rash around my mid section. My body itches b... 2 replies
Victoza and GERD
I have GERD, which is reflux disease and the Victoza seems to make it worse. I also have a sliding hiatal hernia. Does a... 1 reply
victoza types
Is all victoza the same ?? Just different doses ## Hello, Martha! How are you? Yes, they are the same. The FDA lists Vic... 1 reply
victoza victories and side effects
I have been on Victoza for over 6 months. I am 8 pounds away from my first goal weight. Yes, I had a lot of weight to lo... 1 reply
Victoza drug help
I am looking for help in paying for my diabetic meds. ## There is a savings plan for Victoza that has been provided by t... 1 reply
Victoza
Looking for help with the cost, on medicare but will not cover it, I am on disability, ## I can't find a complete as... 1 reply
Victoza shot placement
Im a new user. What happens if the shot isn't placed in fat? I have lots of belly fat so I don't see how I could...
coupons for Victoza
I have no insurance and am looking for Victoza coupons for my Diabetes. Does anyone know where I can get any? ## Hello, ... 2 replies




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