Compare Prandin vs. Victoza

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Prandin (repaglinide)

Prescription only

Victoza (liraglutide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood sugar.

Prandin (repaglinide) works quickly to lower blood sugar, especially during mealtimes. However, it can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you are not consistent with your diet and exercise schedule.

Lowers your blood sugar.

Victoza (liraglutide) is a medicine you inject once a day to control diabetes, but it can be expensive.

6.5/ 7 average rating with 22 reviewsforVictoza
Upsides
  • Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times.
  • Less likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) than Starlix (nateglinide).
  • Good first-choice if you cannot tolerate metformin or add-on therapy if your blood sugars are not controlled on metformin alone.
  • Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 1.5%.
  • Helps with weight loss and controls appetite.
  • Only medicine in this class with proven heart health benefits.
  • No limitation for people with kidney problems, but close monitoring is recommended.
  • Medicine is ready to use, without need to mix.
Downsides
  • May cause some weight gain.
  • May cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Can frequently interfere with how other medicines work.
  • Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old.
  • Only available as an injection.
  • Brand name medicine and can be expensive.
  • Compared to other similar medicines, you have to inject this every day.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
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22 
73%
think this treatment is worth it
91%
think this treatment works well
27%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Low blood sugar
    31%
  • Headache
    11%
  • Sinusitis
    6%
  • Joint pain
    6%
  • Nausea
    5%
  • Diarrhea
    5%
  • Back pain
    5%
  • Swelling in arms and legs
    5%
  • Heart failure
    4%
  • Rhinitis
    3%
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2possible side effects
  • Low blood sugar - self-treatable
    27%
  • Injection site reactions
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

    Alcoholism

    ...and 6 more risk factors

  • Heart damage

    use with NPH-insulin

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  • Thyroid cancer

    History of MTC

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis)

    History of pancreatitis

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Kidney damage

    Kidney problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

    Use of insulin(s)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Severe stomach problems

    Stomach or digestive tract disease

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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