Compare Prandin vs. Victoza

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Prandin
(repaglinide)

Victoza
(liraglutide)

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.
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Have you used Prandin (repaglinide)?
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Reviews for Victoza
73%
-73% worse vs. Prandin
91%
-91% worse vs. Prandin
27%
+27% better vs. Prandin
Have you used Victoza (liraglutide)?
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Side effects
PrandinVictoza
  • Common cold 8%
  • Low blood sugar 24%
  • Headache 1%
  • Joint pain 3%
  • Sinus inflammation 4%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Back pain 1%
  • Swelling in arms and legs 5%
  • Heart failure 4%
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  • Nausea 13%
  • Headache 4%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Low appetite 9%
  • Runny nose and congestion 1%
  • Head cold 1%
  • Vomiting 4%
  • Constipation 4%
  • Indigestion 3%
  • Back pain 1%
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How it works
PrandinVictoza
Prandin (repaglinide) stimulates your body to produce more insulin.Victoza (liraglutide) is a medication for diabetes. It stimulates your body to make and release more insulin, stops the body from releasing more sugar, and slows down digestion.
Type of medication
PrandinVictoza
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
PrandinVictoza
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
PrandinVictoza
Risk factors for serious side effects
PrandinVictoza
  • Alcoholism
  • Changes in meal pattern
  • Changes in exercise
  • Insulin
  • Other antidiabetic medications
Detailed Prandin (repaglinide) risks & warnings »
  • History of MTC
  • History of MEN 2
  • History of pancreatitis
  • History of gallstones
  • alcoholism
Detailed Victoza (liraglutide) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy
Food
PrandinVictoza
  • If you skip a meal, skip your dose to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Quickly and effectively lowers blood sugar during meal times.
No food related info.
Kidneys and liver
PrandinVictoza
  • Not a good choice if you have poor kidney function, liver problems, or younger than 18 years old.
  • Victoza (liraglutide) can cause or worsen kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you've had nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated when you're sick. If you have kidney damage already, your doctor might do regular lab tests while you're taking Victoza (liraglutide) to make sure your kidneys stay healthy.
  • No limitation for people with kidney problems, but close monitoring is recommended.
Weight
PrandinVictoza
  • May cause some weight gain.
  • Helps with weight loss and controls appetite.
Upsides and benefits
PrandinVictoza
  • 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 and risks
PrandinVictoza
  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
PrandinVictoza
  • Works quickly to lower blood sugar so should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before a meal.
  • If you skip a meal, skip your dose to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Maintain a regular diet and exercise schedule while on this medicine to prevent fluctuations in your blood sugar.
  • Inject the dose given by your doctor daily at the same time on your belly, thighs, or the back of your upper arm. To be used with or without food.
  • You may have low appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain, which may get better with time.
  • Let your doctor know if you have severe and/or persistent stomach pain or nausea with or without vomiting.
  • Unused pens should be stored in the refrigerator, but the pen in use can be kept at room temperature for up to 30 days.
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