"April 22, 2010 -- Type 2 diabetes patients who took the new once-a-day injectable drug Victoza achieved better blood sugar control and lost more weight than patients who took the widely prescribed oral drug Januvia, a study shows.
Victoza Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is liraglutide (Victoza)?
- What are the possible side effects of liraglutide (Victoza)?
- What is the most important information I should know about liraglutide (Victoza)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using liraglutide (Victoza)?
- How should I use liraglutide (Victoza)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Victoza)?
- What happens if I overdose (Victoza)?
- What should I avoid while using liraglutide (Victoza)?
- What other drugs will affect liraglutide (Victoza)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Victoza)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Victoza)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose may cause severe nausea and vomiting.
What should I avoid while using liraglutide (Victoza)?
Never share an injection pen with another person. Sharing injection pens can allow disease such as hepatitis or HIV to pass from one person to another.
What other drugs will affect liraglutide (Victoza)?
Liraglutide can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor about all medications you take by mouth, especially oral diabetes medications (Glucotrol, Metaglip, Amaryl, Avandaryl, Duetact, DiaBeta, Micronase, Glucovance, and others).
There may be other drugs that can interact with liraglutide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about liraglutide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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