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Victoza 6Mg/Ml Pre-Filled Pen

Manufacturer: Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Liraglutide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Victoza 6Mg/Ml Pre-Filled Pen is used along with exercise and diet to help manage weight problems in certain patients. It is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonist, and it works by helping the brain to control appetite.

Do not use Victoza 6Mg/Ml Pre-Filled Pen if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, if you have a history of MTC, if you have MEN 2, if you have a history of suicidal behavior/thoughts, or if you are using insulin. Before using Victoza 6Mg/Ml Pre-Filled Pen tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are allergic to certain food items or substances, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you have a history of stomach problems, if you have a history of liver problems, if you have a history of kidney diseases or inflammation of the pancreas, if you or a family member has a history of thyroid cancer, if you have diabetes, or if you are using any other medicine for weight loss.

Common side effects of Victoza 6Mg/Ml Pre-Filled Pen include decreased appetite, constipation, headache, lightheadedness, nausea, irritation at the site of injection, stomach pain, diarrhea, upset stomach and vomiting.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Diabetologist before using this medicine.
  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking liraglutide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    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.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Victoza 6mg/ml pre-filled pen is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate kidney disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe kidney disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to moderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    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.\n

The active constituent of this medicine is derived from human incretins (human hormone) that are used for treating type 2 diabetes. It helps the pancreas in releasing insulin when blood glucose levels are high, decreases appetite and aids in loss of weight and delays in emptying of the stomach. The overall effect of this mechanism is helpful in maintaining the blood glucose level.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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