Victoza

(liraglutide)

4.7/ 5 average rating with 22 reviewsforVictoza
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Lowers your blood sugar.

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

Quick facts about Victoza
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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$831.95
  • Retail price
    $899.06
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    7%

Upsides

  • 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.

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Downsides

  • 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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Lowest price for 1 3-pens-of-18mg-3ml carton
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$831.95
  • Retail price
    $899.06
  • Savings
    7%
How it works

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.

Quick facts about Victoza
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
People’s experience with Victoza

22reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Victoza (liraglutide) for Diabetes

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Side effect rates for Victoza (liraglutide)

  • Low blood sugar - self-treatable
  • Injection site reactions

Risks and Warnings for Victoza (liraglutide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of MTC
    • History of MEN 2

    Using Victoza (liraglutide) or other medicines similar to it might put you at higher risk for certain thyroid cancers. Let your doctor know if you or a family member have ever had thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome type 2. Call your doctor right away if you have a neck mass, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness that will not go away.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Pharmacist Q&A

Victoza (liraglutide) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats type 2 diabetes in adults.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats type 2 diabetes in adults.

Common concerns from people taking Victoza (liraglutide)

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Price
  • Reviewed Victozaon 12/6/2016The cost and those on medicare cannot get aid in helping for the cost from outside sources like manufacturer of the drug.
    64
    Man
    Type 2 diabetes
Food
  • Reviewed Victozaon 1/25/2017have bland food on hand to eat, nausea now for 14 days. No vomiting. A little regurgitation not so fun. Since I am not eating much do to the nausea, bowel is very slow. Not constipated , just not regular.
    64
    Woman
    Type 2 diabetes
Kidneys and liver
  • 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
  • Helps with weight loss and controls appetite.
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