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A 35-year-old male asked:

i'm 0.9 of victoza, (liraglutide) doctor wants me at 1.2, but once i go up i get very sick..why?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Side effect: Nausea is a common side effect of Victoza, (liraglutide) but it is dose related. You may not have it at the lower dose. If you can ease into the higher dose, the nausea may go away. Talk to your doctor.

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A 34-year-old male asked:

Begin taking 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) and side effects are crazy, how long will it take to diminish?

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 16 years experience
Depends: The most common se of victoza (liraglutide) tend to improve after 1-2 wks. If you are just on the starting dose and symptoms are very bad however you should talk to your doctor about stopping the medicine as you may not be able to tolerate higher doses.

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