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Can taking green coffee bean or raspberry ketones affect diabetic medications (victoza, metformin, lisinopril, simvastatin or levothyroxine?
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
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
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 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