Compare Precose vs. Victoza

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Precose
(acarbose)

Victoza
(liraglutide)

Coming soon.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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Coupons for Precose
Best available price for 90 (25mg) tablets of acarbose
Coupons for Victoza
Best available price for 9 (3 pens of 18mg/3ml) cartons of victoza
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Have you used Precose (acarbose)?
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Reviews for Victoza
73%
+27% better vs. Precose
91%
+9% better vs. Precose
27%
+27% better vs. Precose
Have you used Victoza (liraglutide)?
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Side effects
PrecoseVictoza

We haven’t found good data for Precose side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Precose »
  • 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%
More Victoza side effects »
How it works
PrecoseVictoza
Coming soon.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
PrecoseVictoza
Prescription only
Available as
PrecoseVictoza
  • Pill
  • Injection
Used for
PrecoseVictoza
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
PrecoseVictoza
    Coming soon.
    • History of MTC
    • History of MEN 2
    • History of pancreatitis
    • History of gallstones
    • alcoholism
    Detailed Victoza (liraglutide) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Kidneys and liver
    PrecoseVictoza
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • 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
    PrecoseVictoza
    No weight related info.
    • Helps with weight loss and controls appetite.
    Upsides and benefits
    PrecoseVictoza
    Coming soon
    • 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
    PrecoseVictoza
    Coming soon
    • 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
    PrecoseVictoza
    Coming soon
    • 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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