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What is Victoza?
Victoza containing the active ingredient liraglutide is considered a glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP 1) receptor agonist type of medication. It is used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It works by helping the pancreas to release insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Controlling high blood sugar levels can help prevent blindness, kidney damage, loss of limbs, nerve problems and sexual function problems. Controlling diabetes can also reduce the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
How is Victoza used?
Victoza comes in prefilled dosing pens to be injected subcutaneously in the stomach, thigh or upper arms. Inject the medication in a different area of skin each time you use the medication. The medication is usually used once daily or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. The needles should be thrown away after one use and should never be reused.
Patients using Victoza may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Change in the amount of urine
- Severe abdominal pain
- Reactions at the injection site
- Difficulty or painful urination
- Upper respiratory infection
- Inflammation of the pancreas
The medication should only be used on patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but not type 1 diabetes.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Victoza is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.