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VICTOZA 0.6 MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 4840 for 1 vial(s) (3 ML injection each)
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Composition for VICTOZA

Liraglutide(0.6 mg)

food interaction for VICTOZA

alcohol interaction for VICTOZA

pregnancy interaction for VICTOZA

lactation interaction for VICTOZA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Victoza 0.6 mg injection at a fixed time.
Taking liraglutide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Victoza 0.6 mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Victoza 0.6 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VICTOZA

Liraglutide(0.6 mg)

Uses

Victoza 0.6 mg injection is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Victoza 0.6 mg injection increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Pain, Pale colored skin, Abdominal bloating, Abnormal kidney function test, Altered vision, Anxiety, Confusion, Bronchitis, Cold sweat, Common cold, Dehydration, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Vomiting, Nausea, Impaired concentration, Injection site bruise, Irritation, Rash, Itching, Sleepiness, Tachycardia, Gastric pain, Constipation, Facial swelling, Throat swelling, Tremor, Fatigue

Common Dosage for VICTOZA 0.6 MG INJECTION

Patients taking VICTOZA 0.6 MG INJECTION

  • 94%
    Once A Day
  • 2%
    Once A Week
  • 2%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Twice A Month
  • 1%
    Twice A Week
  • 1%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice for VICTOZA

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • It should be injected under the skin and not into the veins or muscles.
  • Liraglutide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes. 
  • Use this medicine at any time within  60 minutes before your meal. 
  • Do not use this medicine after your meal. 
  • If you have severe problem with slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis) or food digestion, then the use of this medicine is not recommended. 

Frequently asked questions for VICTOZA

Liraglutide

Q.Is liraglutide insulin?
Liraglutide is not insulin

Q.what is liraglutide made from?
Liraglutide belongs to the class of drugs called incretin mimetics such as human-glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1).It is a synthetic (man-made) hormone which acts like GLP-1

Q.What is liraglutide used for?
It is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes

Q.Is liraglutide FDA approved?
Yes, it is approved by FDA

Q.Is liraglutide safe?
Liraglutide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is liraglutide licensed/ approved with insulin?
Liraglutide is licensed/ approved with insulin

Q.Is liraglutide a biologic?
Liraglutide is not a biologic, it is a synthetic glucagon-like peptide-1

Q.Does liraglutide cause weight loss/ weight gain?
Liraglutide causes weight loss by reducing hunger and lowering energy intake

Q.How long does liraglutide take to work?
Liraglutide is absorbed in the blood as soon as it is injected and acts immediately.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)