VICTOZA 6MG/ML PRE-FILLED PEN

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Composition for VICTOZA 6MG/ML PRE-FILLED PEN

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
4840
3 ML in 1 packet
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Substitutes for VICTOZA

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

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Uses of VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

Victoza 6mg/ml pre-filled pen is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

Common

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea.

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How to use VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

Your doctor or nurse will use this device to give medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this device at home.

How VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN works

Victoza 6mg/ml pre-filled pen works by stimulating the pancreas to secrete more insulin when blood sugar levels are high. It also lowers the sugar hormone (glucagon) and slows the emptying of the stomach. Insulin lowers blood sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy.

In Depth Information on VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

Expert advice for VICTOZA PRE-FILLED PEN

  • The dose can be administered at any time of day, with or without meals.  
  • It is injected under the skin (subcutaneous injection) of your stomach area (abdomen) or upper leg (thigh). If the injection is given by someone else, they may inject in your upper arm.
  • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Report to your doctor if you experience abdominal pain while taking this medicines.
  • If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible if there are at least 3 days (72 hours) until the next scheduled dose. If less than 3 days remain before the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the next dose should be administered on the regularly scheduled day. In each case, patients can then resume their regular once weekly dosing schedule.
Warnings
Special precautions for VICTOZA 6MG/ML PRE-FILLED PEN
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking liraglutide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Victoza 6mg/ml pre-filled pen 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Victoza 6mg/ml pre-filled pen is probably unsafe to use duri
ng breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
CAUTION
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
oderate kidney disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
oderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
DECMAX 4MG TABLET, DECAMYCIN 4MG INJECTION, PERICORT 4MG TABLET, DEPO MEDROL 40MG/ML INJECTION

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Liraglutide, 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 schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for VICTOZA 6MG/ML PRE-FILLED PEN

Frequently asked questions for 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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