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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 is the dosage for liraglutide?
- Victoza is injected under the skin of the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm.
- Each pre-filled pen can deliver 0.6, 1.2, and 1.8 mg doses. The initial dose is 0.6 mg daily for one week.
- The initial dose helps the body to build a tolerance to stomach related side effects.
- Victoza is not effective for controlling blood glucose.
- After one week the dose is increased to 1.2 mg daily.
- The maximum dose is 1.8 mg daily.
Which drugs or supplements interact with liraglutide?
- Victoza slows down transit of food and drugs through the intestine and, therefore, may reduce the absorption of drugs that are taken orally. Although Victoza did not significantly affect the absorption of oral dugs tested in studies, it is still prudent to separate administration of Victoza and oral medications.
- Combining Victoza with insulin or drugs that stimulate release of insulin (for example, glyburide [Micronase, Diabeta, Glynase, Prestab]) may increase the occurrence of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The dose of insulin or the insulin release stimulating drug should be reduced.
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