liraglutide, Victoza (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Liraglutide is used with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Liraglutide 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.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of liraglutide are:

Combining liraglutide 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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/3/2015

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