What are the side effects of Victoza and does Medicare cover it?
The main side effect of Victoza is nausea, and this usually resolves after the first few weeks. Victoza can also cause low blood glucose levels when used in combination with other medications. When you start Victoza, your healthcare provider may decrease some of your other diabetes medications in order to avoid low blood glucose levels, but this is very individual and based upon your blood glucose levels prior to starting the medication. Victoza may or may not be covered under Medicare Part Ddepending on what plan you have. If you have a prescription for Victoza, the pharmacist can submit it to see if it will be covered. You may also want to call your Medicare Part D insurer and ask if Victoza is covered, and if not, what you might be able to do to get coverage.