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VICTOZA

For people who use Victoza or would like to learn more about it.

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Website: http://www.victoza.com
Members: 262
Latest Activity: Apr 11

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Recently Started on Victoza

Started by Bonnie. Last reply by Bonnie Apr 11. 2 Replies

All I can say is where has this been all my life!  I love this medication.I'm a type 2 who can't take Metformin due to it triggering my kidney issues.  I have been frustrated by not being able to control my sugars on insulin alone.  Case in point,…Continue

Started Victoza and the side effects.

Started by KellieD. Last reply by MaryMac Mar 5. 39 Replies

I meant to start a discussion and sent a message first. Sorry this is my first time doing this.Hi All,I started Victoza on Friday, October 22nd with the .6 mg dosage. Hadpretty bad headaches for the first 5 days. Ever since I began the 1.2 mgdosage…Continue

Type one and Victoza

Started by Susan Van Abs. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Nov 6, 2014. 25 Replies

I am wondering how many type ones are on Victoza? I just started it in December and have been able to decrease my insulin totals. I am using it off-label but have seen a tremendous decrease in my blood sugars.If you are a type one on Victoza - 1.…Continue

Change, but not a good one

Started by Linnee. Last reply by ConnieW Oct 5, 2014. 5 Replies

For the past week, I have had horrible, constant nausea as well as diarrhea. I've lost 10 pounds because I am unable to eat much. If my blood sugars were improving, it would almost make the nausea bearable, but they are always in the 200s. My endo…Continue

Victoza to Bydureon

Started by Linnee. Last reply by Susan Van Abs Sep 13, 2014. 1 Reply

My insurance will no longer cover Victoza, so after January 2014 I will start Bydureon. I've had good BG levels and overcome the extreme nausea, so I'm apprehensive about stopping Victoza. I'll take Bydureon once a week and will save $100/month.…Continue

Rotating between Victoza and Byetta

Started by momof3gs. Last reply by Diagnosed-in-2001 Jul 29, 2014. 1 Reply

I just started Byetta today after being on Victoza for 1 year. It seemed like Victoza wasn't working anymore so I am cycling off for about 6 months. Anyone else doing this?Continue

Histamine reaction and GLP-1

Started by Dee Jul 29, 2014. 0 Replies

I've started to sometimes get a red, itchy skin reaction to Victoza. At first it was fine on my stomach - but not on my arm - but now I've gotten the reaction on my stomach too.So I Googled "Histamine reaction Victoza" and several things come up...…Continue

Thyroid Cancer, Renal Failure, Pancreatitis... Oh My!

Started by AngieMel. Last reply by Dee Jul 10, 2014. 9 Replies

Diagnosed a year ago, no meds (in denial). Went to doc this week so just started Victoza 3 days ago on the "3 clicks" dosage. So far no nausea or headaches or cramps. Seems that won't happen until the dosage is higher, but hoping for none at all. Is…Continue

New to Victoza

Started by Beatriz D.. Last reply by Dee Jul 9, 2014. 4 Replies

Hey everyone,I've had type 2 diabetes since 2001. Metformin has worked for me all these years, and I've been lucky. However, I'm having a lot of problems with compliance, and my diabetes decided to yell at me. Last A1C was 9.5, and my doctor decided…Continue

What time should you take the shot?

Started by Tracey. Last reply by Marti Jun 17, 2014. 19 Replies

Hello all...I am new here and am so happy to have found others like me. I have been taking Victoza for nearly 4 weeks now and have not lost any weight, though I walk daily and have decreased my calorie intake.... I also take 2000 of Metformin,…Continue

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Comment by Rubidel on June 13, 2010 at 10:45am
Hi guys. I have been on the V since May 18th. No major nausea at the 1.2 dose. I also take Metformin and blood pressure, cholesterol medicastions, and aspirin. Appetite is curbed slightly. Blood sugars have dropped well. No A1c yet, seeing the Doc next week. Bummer if the low appetiite wears off after a few monthes. Have lost 7-10 lbs so far.Health insurance coverage Ok with needles. So far so good.
Comment by alanaclemens on May 29, 2010 at 8:28pm
Hi fgiraffe- I would call your drug plan and ask what they do cover. From there, your doc may be able to fax over a prior authorization or something along those lines. My retail pharmacy out of pocket costs were $78/month. By switching to mail order, I now only pay $10/month. Good Luck to you
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on May 28, 2010 at 10:51pm
Hi fgiraffe cannot help you with why your health insurance company does not cover victoza right now, it would seem in diabetec terms over here it is the best thing since sliced bread probably another thing you do not get over there, I am fortunate our national health service provided the drug well all my drugs free guess I am lucky although anyone with diabetes might not call having the condition lucky, until you get if on medical insurance best of luck Ramundow
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on May 24, 2010 at 11:45pm
5 months on is the affects or effects no idea which one of victoza wearing off my appetite has returned and my blood sugars are creeping up I know I am not doing enough myself but it is hard being on your own 10 hours a day not taliking to another soul face to face, I guess as a species we need that contact to keep sane
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on May 24, 2010 at 11:42pm
hi alan the feeling of sickness will soon pass best of luck and best wishes with the victoza
Comment by alanaclemens on April 4, 2010 at 3:10pm
This is my fourth day on Victoza. For me, the problem is my fasting numbers, so I was told to take it at night. So far, no significant difference, but I'm taking the 0.6. I have no appetite and I feel pretty sick overall. How long does that last?
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on March 28, 2010 at 10:30pm
Hello Samantha one thing victoza has done for me is to lower my hunger I do not want to stuff myself silly these days and like this morning my blood sugar reading is 5.9 which is great for me long gone are the 18/19 highs I use to get.
It is 6.28am here and I do not feel hungry at all, I take my victoza at 8am every morning have my pils for heart failure prostrate ay 6am and take my insulin 50 units with breakfast usually toast at 8.30am the only other medication is another 50 units of insulin with tea about 6pm..
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on March 28, 2010 at 8:39am
it took me a week before the headaches and nusea went but I fely great after the first day cutting my insulin down from 160 units to 100 per day no doubt victoza is worth persisting with, I had a tummy ache for a few days but that soon went
 

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