Victoza

Christy808
By Christy808 Latest Reply 2014-02-24 20:45:41 -0600
Started 2011-07-03 22:40:00 -0500

When I take .6 I'm ok, but when I increased it to 1.2 it was intolerable. Does anyone know if you can break up the dosage…take .6 in the morning and then .6 at night or something to that effect.


8 replies

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2014-02-24 20:45:41 -0600 Report

I started 3 weeks ago, and I took the lowest dose for 3 days, then the second dose for 3 days and now I am on the highest! So far it seems to be working fine. Weird, but i feel a small loss in appetite.

Jellybeanz
Jellybeanz 2011-10-29 08:40:40 -0500 Report

I am having the same problem and my dr had me back down a few "ticks" on the dial. once i was up to .6 i jumped up to half way between .6 and 1.2 and i was ok. when i went to 1.2 I was sick to my stomach and gassy. so i backed down to half way between the .6 to the 1.2 and so far for a couple of days im doing ok. but i had 2 rough days in the evening.. Over all the stuff seems to work once you get past the side effects, I'm using less humalog. Good luck to you

Shane Mac
Shane Mac 2011-07-09 09:13:28 -0500 Report

Hello Christy , I had the same issue with 1.8 , I do split mine 1,2 in the morning and .6 in the evening . The splitting has made it tolerable for me.

Victoza has life span of 30 hrs so splitting the dose within 12 hours should be ok.

Nova69
Nova69 2011-07-04 08:38:43 -0500 Report

Hi,

I did some research but found nothing to indicate that you could split your Victoza dose. Every reference I consulted said that it could be taken only once a day. Since it can be taken at any time, both with and without food, maybe you should experiment with the timing of your dose. If taking it in the evening, try the morning, If taking it on an empty stomach, try it just before and after a meal. I hope you get this straight - good luck. Below is a summary of the dosage information. It seems that .6 is only to get your body used to the medication and doesn't really provide much of a therapeutic benefit.

"Victoza can be administered once daily at any time of day, independently of meals, and can be injected subcutaneously in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. The injection site and timing can be changed without dose adjustment.

For all patients, Victoza should be initiated with a dose of 0.6 mg per day for one week. The 0.6 mg dose is a starting dose intended to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms during initial titration, and is not effective for glycemic control. After one week at 0.6 mg per day, the dose should be increased to 1.2 mg. If the 1.2 mg dose does not result in acceptable glycemic control, the dose can be increased to 1.8 mg."

Christy808
Christy808 2011-07-04 15:14:33 -0500 Report

Thank you for researching it. I had researched it and thats how I found this website. Thank you again so much!!