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Victoza

Liraglutide

Liraglutide (Victoza) is an expensive drug used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Victoza. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Victoza is around $809.57, 18% off the average retail price of $994.57. Compare GLP-1 agonists.
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What is Victoza?

Lowers your blood sugar. Victoza (liraglutide) is a medicine you inject once a day to control diabetes, but it can be expensive.

Victoza Quick Facts

Proper Use

When you start using Victoza®, it is very important that you check your blood sugar often, especially before and after meals, and at bedtime. This will help lower the chance of having very low blood sugar.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide and patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

If you will be using liraglutide at home, your doctor will teach you how the injections will be given. Be sure you understand exactly how the medicine is to be injected.

This medicine is given as a shot under the skin of your stomach, thighs, or upper arm. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.

If you use this medicine with insulin, do not mix them into the same syringe. It is acceptable to inject these in the same body area, but the shots should not be right next to each other.

Allow the medicine to warm at room temperature before you inject it. If the medicine in the pen has changed color, looks cloudy, or if you see particles in it, do not use it.

Use a new needle each time you inject your medicine.

Never share medicine pens with others under any circumstances. It is not safe for one pen to be used for more than one person. Sharing needles or pens can result in transmission of infection.

Follow carefully the special meal plan your doctor gave you. This is the most important part of controlling your diabetes, and is necessary if Victoza® is to work properly. Also, exercise regularly and test for sugar in your blood or urine as directed.

Victoza side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Low blood sugar - self-treatable27%
  • Injection site reactions2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Thyroid cancer
      Higher risk if:
    • History of MTC
    • History of MEN 2

    Using Victoza (liraglutide) or other medicines similar to it might put you at higher risk for certain thyroid cancers. Let your doctor know if you or a family member have ever had thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome type 2. Call your doctor right away if you have a neck mass, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness that will not go away.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
  • inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis)
      Higher risk if:
    • History of pancreatitis
    • History of gallstones
    • alcoholism
    • Elevated triglycerides

    Rarely, people taking Victoza (liraglutide) have had swelling in their pancreas which can be dangerous. Let your doctor know right away if you have severe stomach or back pain, or stomach troubles causing you to throw up. If you've ever had pancreatitis, you can't use Victoza (liraglutide) since it can come back.

  • Severe allergic reactions

    Victoza (liraglutide) can rarely cause severe allergic reactions, such as rash, blistering, trouble breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, mouth, or throat. If this happens, go to the nearest emergency room right away and talk to your doctor.

  • Kidney damage
      Higher risk if:
    • Kidney problems
    • dehydration

    Victoza (liraglutide) can cause or worsen kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you've had nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated when you're sick. If you have kidney damage already, your doctor might do regular lab tests while you're taking Victoza (liraglutide) to make sure your kidneys stay healthy.

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
      Higher risk if:
    • Use of insulin(s)
    • Use of insulin-secreting medicines.

    Victoza (liraglutide), when used with insulins or medicine that raises insulin in your body, can cause low blood sugar. Ask your doctor how to treat low blood sugar, or if you need to change the doses of your other diabetes medicines.

  • Severe stomach problems
      Higher risk if:
    • Stomach or digestive tract disease
    • Gastroparesis

    Victoza (liraglutide) can cause stomach problems, including stomch pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you've had problems with your stomach emptying normally or gastroparesis, let your doctor know since you might not be able to take Victoza (liraglutide).

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Victoza interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Balofloxacin
  • Besifloxacin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Enoxacin
  • Fleroxacin
  • Flumequine
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Insulin
  • Insulin Aspart, Recombinant
  • Insulin Bovine
  • Insulin Degludec
  • Insulin Detemir
  • Insulin Glargine, Recombinant
  • Insulin Glulisine
  • Insulin Lispro, Recombinant
  • Lanreotide
  • Levofloxacin
  • Lomefloxacin
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nadifloxacin
  • Norfloxacin
  • Octreotide
  • Ofloxacin
  • Pasireotide
  • Pazufloxacin
  • Pefloxacin
  • Prulifloxacin
  • Rufloxacin
  • Sparfloxacin
  • Thioctic Acid
  • Tosufloxacin

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

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Victoza dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injection dosage form:
    • For type 2 diabetes:
      • Adults—At first, 0.6 milligram (mg) injected under the skin once a day for 1 week. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed and until your blood sugar is controlled.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes:
      • Adults—At first, 0.6 milligram (mg) injected under the skin once a day for 1 week. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For treatment of obesity:
      • Adults—At first, 0.6 milligram (mg) injected under the skin once a day for 1 week. Your doctor will increase your dose weekly up to 3 mg every week.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

If you miss a dose of this medicine for 3 days or more, call your doctor to talk about how to restart your treatment.

Victoza reviews

4.7 / 5 average rating with 22 reviews for Victoza from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Victoza from Iodine.com

64 year old woman
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Victoza on 3/6/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
I felt great on Victoza! Worked very well to control blood sugar. Only side effects were continual itching of head and lower back and tiny bumps came up on head. Insurance benefit changed and Victoza too expensive now.
78 year old man
  • Used for a month or so
  • Taken for Would rather not say

Reviewed Victoza on 2/23/2018

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Some hassle
Very expensive.
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