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Victoza Medication Information

Victoza® (liraglutide) is a type 2 diabetes medication that does the following:
 
  • Increases insulin production in response to meals
  • Decreases the amount of glucose (sugar) produced by the liver
  • Slows the emptying of food from the stomach
  • Decreases the amount of food that people eat.
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Victoza comes in the form of prefilled, multidose pens. It is taken just once a day as an injection under the skin (a subcutaneous injection). This medicine is generally not recommended as the first choice of treatment for type 2 diabetes. It is typically recommended when other treatments have failed, or when a person is experiencing unbearable side effects.
 
Before starting treatment with Victoza, discuss the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. Also, let him or her know if you have any other medical conditions, are taking other medicines, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. As with any drug, side effects are possible. In studies, common side effects included:
 
(To read the complete article on this medication, click Victoza. Information on topics such as the drug's effectiveness and generic availability is included, as are instructions on when and how to inject each dose.)
 

Victoza Medication Information

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