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Victoza Liraglutide Injection
Diabetes: The four medications work in 4 different mechanisms with the end goal of keeping blood sugar under control. Would suggest taking Glimepiride in mornings, metformin & Byetta before meals & Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Goal fasting blood sugar of 100 & hba1c of 6.5 good luck. ...Read more
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
Lantus (insulin glargine): I am assuming that your insulin injections have been started not long ago. Injections should not cause weight gain but there is a more important issue. Type 2 diabetes can and should be corrected such that you no longer have diabetes. Insulin injections should not cause weight gain. With that in mind, talk to your doctor about diabetes and also have a dietitian help you with your weight. ...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
Any side effect to inject victoza (liraglutide) flexpen prefill 18mg subcutaneously sc 0.6mg?Are its for control diabetic and do weight loss? My blood glucose 127.
Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor for the 32 g size. ...Read more
Taking 300mgs of invokana and 0.6 victoza, (liraglutide) I can't to tolerate victoza, (liraglutide)is there another option, I don't nauseated,I get stomach pains.
Victoza (liraglutide): There are many other options if it is believed that Victoza (liraglutide) is causing side effects. Your endocrinologist or prescriber for above mentioned drugs should be aware of your symptoms and based on your blood glucose dynamics make specific recommendations. Lifestyle changes are of paramount importance in dealing with diabetes, specifically diet and exercise. ...Read more
My fastingbg is96 &postprandial bg=typically 95.I'm on victoza, (liraglutide) metformin but also oxyelite pro.Lowcarb diet.Could oxyelite pro be raising myfastingbg?
Dangerous supplement: Your fbg is normal. Hopefully your a1c is also good, so it looks like you are controlling your diabetes well. Oxyelite pro contains caffeine, but also dmma. Dmma was designed as a nasal decongestant but is a powerful stimulant that may have caused a number of deaths. It is a banned olympic additive. You don't need this! ...Read more
Simular side effect: I treat nausea as "dig toxicity" in CHF pt's until, i can get further tests done. Victoza (liraglutide) in new start ups is frequently nauseating. As a diabetic with heart failure, you are a challenging pt... Control of you blood sugar and fluid levels is critical. You need a close follow up with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take victoza (liraglutide), (liraglutide) metformin, glipizide but i read that victoza (liraglutide) causes sinus? i have been diagnosed with acute sinusitis is this true fact?
Sinusitis: The medications you report are not related to sinusitis. For sinusitis you should seek an ear, nose, and throat doctor Regarding your three diabetes medicines do you really need them. Your medicines are type 2 diabetes and over time, with help from your doctor or nurse practitioner, you will no longer have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Blood insulin=29.5 On lantus (insulin glargine) 62 units, humalog 17 units. Am I still producing endogenous insulin?
Need more info: Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes continue to make insulin for many years. The way to tell this is by measuring a blood level of c-peptide. Also- Since you are only 45, if you are not obese, would check with your doctor to see if you might have later onset type 1. ...Read more
Congratulations: Great move. Well, NovoLog is quicker acting but also quicker getting out of your system. So make sure you eat as soon as you inject. As with any insulin, proper close titration is necessary to avoid hypoglycemia and wild fluctuations in your sugar levels. Overall, best short acting Insulin on the market at present, and the most physiologic. ...Read more
Dlabetic&hypertensive, bmi31 , on amarylm2 tab 2x3, novonorm2 1x3 and lantus (insulin glargine) insulin +3o min excercise. ....A1c 9.7 please help!
Your endocrinologist: Needs to adjust/ increase the dose of your medicine esp Insulin to attain good control of your sugar reflected in your a1c (ideally in the 6 or 7 range). A good diet & exercise regimen would help as well. Increase your water intake to maintain good kidney function. Annual or periodic ekg is a must have your annual eye check , lipid and kidney function monitored closely .Take care & god bless u! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer