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- What brand names are available for liraglutide?
- Is liraglutide available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for liraglutide?
- What are the uses for liraglutide?
- What are the side effects of liraglutide?
- What is the dosage for liraglutide?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with liraglutide?
- Is liraglutide safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about liraglutide?
What brand names are available for liraglutide?
Is liraglutide available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
Do I need a prescription for liraglutide?
What are the uses for liraglutide?
- Victoza is used with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
- Victoza should not be used for treating diabetic ketoacidosis or type 1 diabetes and should not be used as the first agent for treating diabetes after failure of diet and exercise.
What are the side effects of liraglutide?
- The most common side effects of Victoza are
- Combining Victoza with insulin or drugs that stimulate release of insulin (for example, glyburide) may increase the occurrence of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The dose of insulin or the insulin release stimulating drug should be reduced.
- There have been reports of acute pancreatitis associated with the use of Victoza. Patients developing severe, persistent abdominal pain that might be caused by pancreatitis, should seek prompt medical attention. If pancreatitis is suspected, Victoza should be discontinued and not started again until the presence of pancreatitis has been excluded.
- Victoza can cause thyroid tumors that occur more frequently at higher doses and with longer duration of treatment. Since Victoza is a synthetic protein patients may develop antibodies to Victoza. Victoza antibodies may reduce the effectiveness of Victoza.
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