Liraglutide

Brand Names: Victoza

Liraglutide injection is used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes when other medications did not control levels well enough. It works by helping the pancreas to release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Insulin helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. Liraglutide injection also slows the emptying of the stomach and may decrease appetite and cause weight loss.

1. Nausea 2. Diarrhea 3. Vomiting

Community Rating: 4.0

(6 Reviews)
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Liraglutide Reviews

 

Pros: It worked very well for me as far as controlling my bg. My A1c while taking this was 6.1 The once a day injection is very convenient as I no longer carried around an insulin pen. I did have a few side effects at first...nasty sour stomach and urgent bowels, but they did subside after a few weeks

Cons: Did not lose any weight. My ins made this a non-formulary drug and my cost more than doubled

Overall: I took Victoza for 5 mos. Even though I didn't lose weight, I felt like this was a very good alternative to mdi insulin. Am now taking a different med and so far not liking it I would probably still be taking it if it weren't for the ins. It only gets 4 stars because I didn't lose weight and my bg was slightly better on insulin.

By suecsdy
works good

Pros: been on it for almost a year, a1c was 6.0, lost a bunch of weight

Cons: makes it tough to poop, makes me tired at times, any side effects will go away, except for constipation, but drink lots of water and take additional fiber.

Overall: great drug.

By rjejw
COSTLY MED!!

Pros: It works wonders!!! Just a little nausea at first, but A1c went from 8.0 to 6.0 in three months!

Cons: Very, very expensive. With obamacare, the insurance is horrible, the pharmacy wants $263 a month...my deductible for insurance is $730 a month! And have to meet the $1500 deductible before any insurance help! And make $5000 a year too much for ANY assistance....any ideas? Anyone else have this problem?

Overall: great....except for the cost....the pharmaceuticals are charging way too much!

By neuronurse
Mixed feelings

Pros: It worked wonders. My numbers went from upper 300's to 110 after one day.

Cons: After using Victoza for about three weeks, I started to burp sulfur and had very bad diarrhea.

Overall: I was very happy with Victoza but the side effects were too severe.

By Anonymous
Victoza

Pros: Good BG control, appetite suppressant

Cons: Nausea, headaches, diareah

Overall: I have been on Victoza for approx. 5 weeks. I must admit that the first week was the worst for nausea. I had other symptoms but I am not sure if it was the flu as it is flu season here. I am feeling so much better and can't wait for my A1c's. Morning readings have improved greatly and have much better control during the day. And, I've lost a little bit of weight which is an added bonus.

By Anonymous
Victoza user
 

Pros: It absolutely DOES help control my blood sugar! I have been on Victoza for three months. I had to be off of it for four days, and even with Metformin, diet, and exercise my sugar levels were higher than usual. Now that I'm back on Victoza my BG levels are fantastic.

Cons: Bloating, some pain in the middle of my abdomen, and gas. I cycle back and forth between this and constipation. Some friends have said it is the low carb diet that I'm on. I think it is the Victoza...

Overall: Overall experience is good. The first week was the worst - I was full after three or four bites of something, and the nausea was rough. But that went away and now I feel really good.

By Mimi43