Compare Adlyxin vs. Victoza

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Adlyxin (lixisenatide)

Prescription only

Victoza (liraglutide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood sugar.

Adlyxin (lixisenatide) can lower blood sugar in addition to metformin, but it must be injected and usually causes upset stomach.

Lowers your blood sugar.

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

4.7/ 5 average rating with 22 reviewsforVictoza
Upsides
  • Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 1%.
  • Not as likely to cause very low blood sugar as glyburide or insulin.
  • Adlyxin (lixisenatide) is injected once daily.
  • Adlyxin (lixisenatide) comes as a pre-filled injectable pen that does not require you to measure the dose, so you may find this more convenient than other types of injections.
  • 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
  • Not good enough by itself if you have really high blood sugars. It needs to be combined with other oral anti-diabetic medicines or insulin.
  • Commonly causes upset stomach.
  • Can affect how well your birth control pills work. Take 1 hour before or 11 hours after injecting Adlyxin (lixisenatide).
  • Oral diabetes medicines work just as well and are cheaper.
  • 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
  • Injection
  • Injection
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Reviews
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22 reviews so far
73%
saidit'sworth it
91%
saiditworked well
27%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Stomach discomfort
    40%
  • Nausea
    25%
  • Vomiting
    10%
  • Headache
    9%
  • Diarrhea
    8%
  • Dizziness
    7%
  • Injection site reaction
    4%
  • Upset stomach
    3%
  • Constipation
    3%
  • Signs of low blood sugar
    2%
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2possible side effects
  • Low blood sugar - self-treatable
    27%
  • Injection site reactions
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Loss of effectiveness
  • Inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis)
    • History of pancreatitis
    • History of gallstones
    • alcoholism
    • Elevated triglycerides
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Kidney damage
    • Several renal impairment
    • End-stage renal disease
    • Kidney problems
    • dehydration
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    • Use of insulin(s)
    • Use of insulin-secreting medicines
  • Overexposure to other drugs
    • Severe gastrointestinal disease
    • Gastroparesis
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  • Thyroid cancer
    • History of MTC
    • History of MEN 2
  • inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis)
    • History of pancreatitis
    • History of gallstones
    • alcoholism
    • Elevated triglycerides
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Kidney damage
    • Kidney problems
    • dehydration
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    • Use of insulin(s)
    • Use of insulin-secreting medicines.
  • Severe stomach problems
    • Stomach or digestive tract disease
    • Gastroparesis
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