Victoza and Byetta?????

By draco59 Latest Reply 2012-04-19 22:34:46 -0500
Started 2012-04-16 12:36:17 -0500

Hi all,
I have a question, My Endocrinologist took me off of both my Actos and Januet last month. I see him On the 23rd of this month and he's going to put me on either Victoza or Bnetta. My sugars testing at home have been stable ave. about 120 In the morning, that's when I last Doctor told me to check them. The Endo has me rotating, one before breakfist and the next before dinner. They really haven't changed at all, since stopping the meds. But My A1C in Oct 2011 was 6.5 and last month was 7.7???????
I like to know if anybody has used Victoza or Byetta and what you think of them. Being an injection doesn't bother me.


10 replies

Copperchef 2012-04-19 16:24:37 -0500 Report

I have been on Victosa now for 2 years. I take 12mg, once a day and 1000mg of Metformin also once a day. BG runs 88 to 114 and A1c 5.7 to 6.0. Have lost weight too on Victosa, never could while on Janumet.

draco59 2012-04-19 22:34:46 -0500 Report

Thanksfor you input Copperchef, well we know what happens Monday. But since I was taken of the Actos and Janumet I've lost about 5 lbs.
Thanks agai

Armourer 2012-04-18 17:45:00 -0500 Report

I've been taking Victoza now for six weeks and it has been wonderful. One shot in the morning; first week at .6 and a week later up to 1.2. It is in a pen like my Lantus and humalog. My sugars have never been better. Most of the time it is in the normal range usually under 100 in the am. I've lost 16 pounds and it helps to not want to eat. I've had absolutely no side affects. The drag is my insurance won't pay for it until I try other drugs for two months. I recommend the med. I searched byetta on the DC site and not good experiences by most.

draco59 2012-04-18 20:41:41 -0500 Report

Hi Armourer, thanks for the info, I see may Endocrinologist Monday, I'll talk to him about all I've learn and I'll keep you all posted.
thanks again

Lizardfan 2012-04-17 15:18:03 -0500 Report

I was on Byetta 10 since 2006 and now on the extended once a week shot of Bydureon. It is Byetta re-formulated, it is working very well for me. I have heard good things about Victoza as well. I think it is just a once a day shot where Byetta is twice a day. As you can tell by your A1C your BS levels are high when you are not testing, those are the ones that really get your results high isn't it? Good luck on whatever you and your team decides to use!

jigsaw 2012-04-17 07:11:53 -0500 Report

Good morning! I did use Byetta for a short period of time. It did an amazing job of cotrolling my bg. I did experience very mild nausea for about a week and it subsided. It also subdued my appetite, which is a good thing. I stopped taking it because I started experiencing constipation. Other than that it worked well.
I have not heard any neg info about it, but then its only been FDA approved for a few years. I hope you manage to keep those bg #s down!

martin55 2012-04-17 06:53:03 -0500 Report

I have been on byetta for 5 months and it works for me without any of the bad side effects just nausea now and then you have to be carefully what and how much you eat.
It has brought my readings down and I have lost weight on it around 55 pounds . I also take 1000 mg of metformin .
Hope this helps .

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