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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking green coffee bean or raspberry ketones affect diabetic medications (victoza, metformin, lisinopril, simvastatin or levothyroxine?
Been giving trulicity new medcation for diabetes, Are side effects differnt that victoza's anything I should I know.
Same: Excellent drug. Same side effect profile. Once/week injection instead of daily. Stick with it. ...Read more
Can Victoza or saxenda be taken in combination with Xenical for weight loss? Any drug interactions?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Endocrinology: You need to be discussing this with your primary care or better yet your endocrinologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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!
Haven't took victoza (liraglutide) for 3 days, do I start at my dosage at 1.2 or start back 0.6 for a a few says, how do I get back to 1.2?
Start back with: The lower dose for a week, and then advance as tolerated at weekly intervals. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Begin taking 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) and side effects are crazy, how long will it take to diminish?
Been taking victoza (liraglutide) 0.6 for one month, got to start 1.2 will I have any new side effects?
probably not: If you've not had any side effects from 0.6, chances are you won't with 1.2. ...Read more
Why am I gaining weight on Victoza (liraglutide) instead of losing. I am watching my diet and excerising every day.
Going to be starting victoza (liraglutide) 0.6, what side effects should I expect, and what's the best thing to do when taking it?
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?
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
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.
Been on 1.2mg victoza (liraglutide) and still not putting my sugars down much dr. said do 1.8mg i take it at bedtime but my sugar spikes during theday is night ok?
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
No: Victoza (liraglutide) is a very effective medication for the treatment of diabetes. It also has strong appetite suppressing effects and is currently being reviewed by the FDA for approval as a weight loss medication. Garcinia is an herbal supplement that has very little evidence to support its effectiveness as a weight loss agent. ...Read more