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If Victoza (liraglutide) doesn't seem to agree with me what other options are there or what other medications should I ask my doctor about?

If Victoza (liraglutide) doesn't seem to agree with me what other options are there or what other medications should I ask my doctor about?

Multiple meds: Continue diet and exercise. These days we have many drugs available to treat type 2 DM. Think of Metformin as your base and then you can add on. There are other GPL1 like Bydureon (exenatide) pen (once per week). Some patients respond well to DPP-4s. I personally am finding that the new SGLT2 inhibitors are exciting. Go back to your doctor and ask about these. Go to the American Diabetes Association for more. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, Is this medication safe?

My doctor prescribed victoza (liraglutide) for my type 2 diabetes, Is this medication safe?

Yes: Victoza (liraglutide) is an excellent and safe drug for type 2 diabetes. The drug results in lowered A1C and weight loss. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea and constipation. The vast majority of patients do very well on victoza (liraglutide). I did many clinical trials on the drug and found it to be very safe and effective. Victoza (liraglutide) is one of my favorite diabetes drugs. ...Read more

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When I'm on victoza (liraglutide) how long before I get full effect of the drug?

Adjust dose: The dose of victoza (liraglutide) should be slowly increased from the starting dose as tolerated (1.2 up to 1.8 mg/day). It starts working the first dose and is maximally effective in less than a week. ...Read more

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Recently took victoza (liraglutide) how long before I get full effect of the drug?

Recently took victoza (liraglutide) how long before I get full effect of the drug?

Up titration: Hi. With the standard up titration of the Victoza (liraglutide) dose, you'll be at max dose (1.8 mg/day) at the beginning of the 3rd week...later if you do a slower titration. Once you're stably at the 1.8 mg dose, the effect is very rapid. However, due to progressive and ongoing weigh loss, "peak" effect may occur further down the road. Eat healthily and exercise regularly! Good luck, and be well controlled! ...Read more

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What do you think about liraglutide? It's a good drug for people with insuline- resistance?

What do you think about liraglutide? It's a good drug for people with insuline- resistance?

Yes.: It is an effective med with a good safety profile. It can be part of a regimen for diabetes. It is not fda approved for other uses, but probably produces weight loss and normalization of bg in those with pre diabetes as well. ...Read more

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My doctor has lost weight on victoza (liraglutide). He said I could get it as well but it's pricey. Do you have an opinion on this drug? (already doing diet/exercis

My doctor has lost weight on victoza (liraglutide). He said I could get it as well but it's pricey. Do you have an opinion on this drug? (already doing diet/exercis

Trial: Diet and exercise are the cornerstone for weight loss. If your body has lost it's ability to listen to the Insulin receptors in the body found in the muscle (tissue that uses the most energy), then medication to enhance and retrain these sites will help with weight loss. To the best of my knowledge there is no medication that results in appropriate weight loss without exercise. ...Read more

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Can Victoza or saxenda be taken in combination with Xenical for weight loss? Any drug interactions?

Can Victoza or saxenda be taken in combination with Xenical for weight loss? Any drug interactions?

There is no direct: Contraindication for the combined use of these drugs however as you lose weight you will need to have your dosage of either Victoza or Saxenda adjusted to avoid dangerously low blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What is victoza (liraglutide) can do to help?

What is victoza (liraglutide) can do to help?

BestCurrent GlP1 Med: Victoza (liraglutide) is both: best & safest of current meds for type ii dm. Glp1 is a peptide secreted by distal small intestine. It stimulates beta cells to stay alive, ? es insulin+amylin release to eating, ? es glucagon release, slows stomach emptying &? es apatite center activity > people loose wt, esp.? ed doses. Yet nolowsugarproblems without other meds. Impt: start very low &? slowly, too fast= queasy. ...Read more

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Why does victoza (liraglutide) cause constaption.?

Why does victoza (liraglutide) cause constaption.?

Food movement: It decreases food movement thru the intestinal tract, thereby constipation is a possible side effect. This drug also causes diarrhea in some patients. ...Read more

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What's the best way to start taking victoza (liraglutide)?

Taking Victoza (liraglutide): Hello Daniel D ~ I think you will find all your questions about Victoza (liraglutide) answered HERE:

http://www. Drugs. Com/victoza. Html

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How long until I get the full effect of victoza (liraglutide)?

How long until I get the full effect of victoza (liraglutide)?

Depends: Many people may experience full effect of victoza 2-3 weeks after continued use. However, if the dose is too low or if your blood sugars remain elevated despite its continued use, a change in dose or in medication regimen may be warranted. Would recommend you consult with your doctor if blood sugars are not well controlled after taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: victoza (liraglutide)?

What is the definition or description of: victoza (liraglutide)?

Type 2 Diabetc: Victoza (liraglutide) is a once-daily medication that may help to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Victoza (liraglutide) is not insulin. It is used along with healthy eating and staying active to help keep blood sugar under control. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with taking victoza (liraglutide)?

What are the health risks associated with taking victoza (liraglutide)?

See below: Serious side effects, including pancreatitis, thyroid cancer and pancreatic cancer. Less serious side effects includeheadache, dizziness;
upset stomach, loss of appetite;
nausea, vomiting;
diarrhea, constipation;
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sinus pain, sore throat;
back pain;
tired feeling;
mild skin rash ...Read more

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I stop taking my victoza (liraglutide) for two days, can I just start up agian.

Yes: There are three doses. It depends on why you stopped. If supply was the problem, then restart at current dose. If side effects, then discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it better to take 1.2 of Victoza (liraglutide) once a day or 0.6 twice a day?

Not studied: Hi. That hasn't been studied (or at least I haven't seen any data). So no one can say. Tolerability is an unfortunate issue with liraglutide, which is an outstanding drug. If you tolerate 0.6 mg twice daily better than 1.2 once daily, I'd say go for the 0.6 mg twice daily. Either that, or do 0.9 mg (5 clicks up from 0.6 mg) once daily, and do a SLOW upward titration. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been taking 0.6 of victoza, (liraglutide) how do you slowly increase your dosage to 1.2?

I've been taking 0.6 of victoza, (liraglutide) how do you slowly increase your dosage to 1.2?

Victoza (liraglutide): Nausea is the main side effect, but many people do not have a problem with this. If you tolerated the 0.6 dose, you may be able to just double the dose without any problem. If you experience some nausea, you may want to do every other day 0.6/1.2 for a while until the nausea goes away. ...Read more

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Have too take 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) for one week, after that have to start 1.2, does anyone have a formula on how I should do it!

Have too take 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) for one week, after that have to start 1.2, does anyone have a formula on how I should do it!

Liraglutide (Victoza (liraglutide): It is not clear what you mean by formula. Detailed step by step instructions are on the company web site (http://www. Victoza. Com/index. Aspx). The "pen" allows you to dial up different doses. It is taken once per day. ...Read more

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What is liraglutide (victoza). my gp wants to put me on this?

What is liraglutide (victoza). my gp wants to put me on this?

Great drug: Hi. You have a very contemporary & up to date GP! Liraglutide is an excellent drug in the GLP-1 agonist class. It is approved only for type 2 diabetes but also has been shown to be very helpful in type 1. It stimulates insulin release in response to high BG; it suppresses glucagon (VERY beneficial); it tells your brain you're full, so you don't eat as much; and it slows absorption of food from gut ...Read more

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Is it wrong to drink soda on victoza (liraglutide)?

Is it wrong to drink soda on victoza (liraglutide)?

Soda: Not particularly hazardous when mixed with victoza, (liraglutide) but not advised to consume excess sodas due to your diabetes. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the hypoglycemia risk with victoza (liraglutide)?

What is the hypoglycemia risk with victoza (liraglutide)?

Victoza (liraglutide) …: Stimulates Insulin secretion & inhibits secretion of glucagon only when blood glucose levels are higher than normal (e.g., after a meal); therefore, it has a low risk of hypoglycemia. However, if combined with other glucose -lowering meds, the risk for hypoglycemia is increased, depending on what the other drug (s) is/are. ...Read more

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How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

How effective is bydureon compared to victoza (liraglutide)?

Not much different: Some minor differences but all in all, they are fine. Once/week vs. Once/day. The main thing is Bydureon (exenatide) takes 6-10 weeks to reach maximum strength so your numbers might be higher at the beginning. If you ride it out, you will be ok in 8 weeks. I use the two interchangeably depending on insurance coverage. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

Great combination: Hi. Yes, they work great in combination, and I prescribe the two of them together all the time! To your tight control! ...Read more

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Januvia 100mg is the equivalent to how much victoza (liraglutide)?

Januvia 100mg is the equivalent to how much victoza (liraglutide)?

No conversion: Hi. There is no standard conversion factor between Victoza (liraglutide) and Januvia. Victoza (liraglutide) is much more efficacious and also causes weight loss, which Januvia does not. Victoza (liraglutide) can cause nausea and general GI problems, whereas Januvia causes no GI problems. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control your diabetes well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take 0.9 of victoza (liraglutide) daily, when I drink regular soda will it still work?

I take 0.9 of victoza (liraglutide) daily, when I drink regular soda will it still work?

No soda!: Hi. Lifestyle is what made you diabetic! Please stop the soda! As you know, you're using an intermediate dose of Victoza (liraglutide). I won't bother asking why you're using 0.9 mg...that's between you and your doc. Victoza (liraglutide) works when you do anything. Will it keep your sugar normal? That's a separate question, and you're giving it an uphill battle drinking that trash. Living healthy helps everything. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining weight on Victoza (liraglutide) instead of losing. I am watching my diet and excerising every day.

Weight gain: Victoza (liraglutide) does not usually cause weight gain. Since exercise and diet are not contributing per history, other causes of weight gain include Thyroid disease and sleep, emotional and side effects of some medications ...Read more

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What happens when you take Victoza (liraglutide) 1.2 every other day and every other day you do 0. 6, does it lessen the side effects?

No: You are better off with the lower dose every day. Victoza (liraglutide) only lasts 24 hours and the higher dose every other day would cause more side effects. Most people get used to Victoza (liraglutide) and the side effects lessen with continued use. ...Read more

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Starting victoza (liraglutide) 1.2 today, was on victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 for 2 weeks, should I be expecting any new side effects today?

Starting victoza (liraglutide) 1.2 today, was on victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 for 2 weeks, should I be expecting any new side effects today?

Possibly -Yes: Since you are starting a higher dose you may experience headache, nausea/ diarrhea, . Nausea is the most common issue, but it is normally transient and will pass over time. If you experience this at start of low dose then it may occur. We normally want to monitor for side effects with increase dose of medications. Report any persistent/worsening problems to your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have just been prescribed Saxenda and am wondering if it's okay to take with Victoza (liraglutide). They seem to have the same active ingredient.?

I have just been prescribed Saxenda and am wondering if it's okay to take with Victoza (liraglutide). They seem to have the same active ingredient.?

Talk to your doctor: You are right, they are the same drug. You should not need both so don't start the Saxenda until you talk to your doctor. If you need a higher dose your doctor could just go up on the dose of Victoza (liraglutide). ...Read more

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What can be done about victoza (liraglutide) bloating?

What can be done about victoza (liraglutide) bloating?

Eat less, lower dose: I assume you are referring to abdominal bloating. One of the actions of Victoza (liraglutide) is to slow how food leaves your stomach. This is the major reason it decreases appetite. If you continue to eat despite feeling full, you will become bloated. The best way to prevent this is to eat less, however, sometimes people need to take a smaller dose. ...Read more

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Does bydureon cause gastroparesis like victoza (liraglutide) does?

Does bydureon cause gastroparesis like victoza (liraglutide) does?

Bydureon (exenatide) Side Effect: Go to the following web site.
http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/bydureon-side-effects. Html. ...Read more