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Trulicity vs. Saxenda, Victoza

Reviewed on 6/3/2019

Are Trulicity and Saxenda, Victoza the Same Thing?

Trulicity (dulaglutide) and Saxenda, Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) Injection are human GLP-1 receptor agonists used to treat different conditions.

Trulicity is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Saxenda, Victoza is used for as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia). Saxenda, Victoza is not indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Side effects of Trulicity and Saxenda, Victoza that are similar include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or discomfort, decreased appetite, indigestion, diarrhea, fatigue, constipation, gas, bloating, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), weakness/lack of energy, belching, and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Side effects of Trulicity that are different from Saxenda, Victoza include frequent bowel movements and feeling unwell (malaise).

Side effects of Saxenda, Victoza that are different from Trulicity include headache, dizziness, urinary tract infection (UTI), dry mouth, changes in taste, injection site reactions or redness, gastroenteritis, anxiety, or insomnia.

Both Trulicity and Saxenda, Victoza may interact with other oral medications taken at the same time.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Trulicity?

Common side effects of Trulicity include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • frequent bowel movements,
  • vomiting,
  • abdominal pain or discomfort,
  • decreased appetite,
  • indigestion,
  • fatigue,
  • constipation,
  • gas,
  • bloating,
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • weakness/lack of energy,
  • feeling unwell (malaise),
  • belching, and
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Saxenda, Victoza?

Common side effects of Saxenda, Victoza include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • vomiting,
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
  • decreased appetite,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • abdominal or stomach pain or upset,
  • indigestion,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • urinary tract infection,
  • dry mouth,
  • changes in taste,
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
  • belching,
  • injection site reactions or redness,
  • lack of energy or weakness,
  • gastroenteritis,
  • anxiety, or
  • insomnia.

What Is Trulicity?

Trulicity (dulaglutide) is a human GLP-1 receptor agonist used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What Is Saxenda, Victoza?

Saxenda, Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) Injection is an analog of human GLP-1 and acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist used for as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition (e.g., hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia).

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What Drugs Interact With Trulicity?

Trulicity may interact with other oral medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Trulicity should be taken only if prescribed; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Trulicity passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Saxenda, Victoza?

Saxenda, Victoza may interact with other oral medications taken at the same time. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Trulicity Be Taken?

The recommended initiating dose of Trulicity is 0.75 mg once weekly. The maximum recommended dose is 1.5 mg once weekly.

How Should Saxenda, Victoza Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Saxenda, Victoza is 3 mg daily.

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References
SOURCE:

Eli Lilly and Company. Trulicity Product Information.

https://www.trulicity.com/

Novo Nordisk. Saxenda Product Information.

https://www.saxendapro.com
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