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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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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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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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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 thanks ...Read more

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

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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