When do you take your Victoza?

By murmouse Latest Reply 2018-09-14 16:48:08 -0500
Started 2012-04-26 14:21:47 -0500

I'm switching back to Victoza after a brief stint with Bydureon. Previously when I took Victoza, I would take it in the morning before I left for work. Now I get up about an hour and a half earlier to hit the gym and head straight to work after. I know that at 4 am I am liable to run out of my house without doing my shot and I really don't want to drag my stuff around with me and do it once I am at work. I read that Victoza can be taken any time of day with or without food. I took my shot last night around 8 pm and didn't really notice any difference or side effects. Just curious if most people are morning/afternoon or if anyone has tried different times of day and found one more effective than the other.

9 replies

Elsie59 2018-09-14 16:48:08 -0500 Report

I just started and unfortunately, I took too much as my first dose. And I took it in the morning - nausea comes and goes…not a good feeling. After reading these comments, I will take it towards the evening and see how that goes.

Connie4849 2014-03-30 00:31:06 -0500 Report

I've been on Victoza about one month. I love it. At first I felt a little nausea on .6 mg. then the nausea went away after two weeks. I increased my dose to 1.2 mg. per my doctor. As As a result of my very low carb diet, (Dr. Richard K. Berstein's, Diabetes Solution book) 4 carbs for breakfast, 12 carbs for lunch and 12 carbs for dinner) my blood sugar readings in the morning are 89-102. What a great improvement! I used to test around 140-150. My A1c dropped to 5.7. I encourage you and anyone with diabetes to read Dr. Bernstein's book. It's available on Amazon.com. I have lost 12 lbs. ipounds in the last 7 weeks, and that may also explain my improved blood sugar
readings. Victoza has helped me STOP snacking. I no longer feel the need to snack in the evening after dinner. I take my shot around 7 p.m. every night. I have no side effects at this time. This medication has improved my blood sugar readings, and I
feel better than I have in a long time. I'm ok with my shot in the evening. It seems to work well for me. I'm working on lowering my blood sugar readings to 83 which is normal per the Diabetes Solution. Diabetics deserve a normal blood sugar reading.
The low carb diet is easy: protein and veggies, salad, tea, coffee, water. I'm never
hungry. I don't count calories. I only count carbs. Best wishes to you.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2014-02-24 20:49:23 -0600 Report

I just started mine about 3 weeks ago, and I was also on Bydureon before. I take my Victoza in the mornings. Just one less thing for me to have to remember. I take Insulin in the evenings.

bjhampton 2013-11-18 13:05:53 -0600 Report

I take mine about half an hour before I eat my evening meal. I've found I need something in my stomach almost immediately after I take it, so I eat a couple of grapes or a cracker. I'm also on Prilosec, so no problems with heart burn.

dia betty
dia betty 2013-06-27 20:52:01 -0500 Report

I started taking victoza about a week ago and I have found it more tolerable when taken in the evening, right before bed . . when I took it in the mornings, I was so nauseous during the day and heartburn was killing me so the doctor told me to take it right before bed . . since the switch, the nausea has been at a minimal and the heartburn (with the help of protonics) is hardly recognizable

Leslie S
Leslie S 2012-12-27 20:41:17 -0600 Report

Today is only my second time taking it, but I've decided to take it in the evening — 6pm right after I get home from work. I've already experienced minor nausea - nothing like I had with metformin (that made me SICK).

hizwifey2013 2012-08-16 07:48:53 -0500 Report

I take mine around 6-6:15 in the afternoon.. the only side effects I notice are Im a little queasy some mornings nothing else.

Type2Tanya 2012-07-31 11:21:48 -0500 Report

I take mine right before I get into bed so I leave it on my night stand next to an old plastic equal container that I use for a sharps disposal container. When I refridgerate my pen the medicine stings going in so I prefer it room temp. I get less nausea when I take it before bed and I take Prilosec which pretty much gets rid of any remaining nausea which is a great thing. :)