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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 Brian (bsc) on October 19, 2010 at 6:22am
The instructions for Victoza say it doesn't matter when you take it, but I think it is probably best to take it in the morning as it probably peaks during the day when you need it most.
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on October 18, 2010 at 10:51pm
Jack Frost visited last night so iit is very very cold, taken my victoza and morning pills insulin with my breakfast about 8am
Comment by pinkywomen on October 18, 2010 at 9:21am
I have been on Victoza for a month now. Dr instructed to take in the morning, but my sugars are still running high in the evening and morning. Does it really matter when you take it? I also take 1500 mg metformin and 4mg of glibride at night.
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on October 14, 2010 at 11:16pm
Good morning victoza users taking my dosage now only 0.6 so on the lowest dose possible my diabetec doctor is so pleased with my progress I am to keep the same dosage for the next 6 months I have to reduce my insulin from 100 units per day as my weight drops off I would love to be around the 13 stone mark way back last christmas I was nearly 19 stone to even get to 16.7 was a dream I tohught I could never achieve, to those just starting on victoza give it a try the side affects if any soon fade away sounds like a 60s song, here goes my victoza have a nice day
Comment by KC_T2D on October 13, 2010 at 7:50pm
I have been on Vicoza since April... I only had side effects for about the first month... but the subsided pretty quick. I have lost some weight, don't really know what was associated with Victoza or just dieting. My A1C is down from 6.9 to 6.0 and I'm hoping it will be even lower next time around.

Don't know if it has been discussed before, but NovoNordisk the makers of Victoza have a discount card that you can use at your pharmacy that will take $25 off the cost you pay and it was recently upgraded from 6 months to 1 year. You can request one on the victoza.com website. It has helped me to be able to afford it.

I'll answer any questions I can for people that are just starting Victoza... just ask.
Comment by twiddlemthumbs on October 12, 2010 at 7:20am
Diabetec doctor tomorrow fingers and toes crossed good news I hope to cheer me up or just a dressing down still not to worry not going to wear a frown
Comment by Sethra on October 11, 2010 at 9:10pm
Started Victoza about 3 weeks ago, blood sugars have been doing great, and I've lost 8 lbs hopefully the weight will keep coming of and the sugars stay down
Comment by Jean64 on October 6, 2010 at 6:34am
I've been on Victoza for about two months I have the same symptoms except my weight has gone down.I'm surprised at your health care provider mine pays for it all I didn't even have to use the coupon,and I don't understand why you have to go to a specific pharmacy,something to look into.Maybe you should look into a nutritionist for your weight.Good Luck in all your endeavors.Jean
Comment by Brian (bsc) on October 6, 2010 at 6:19am
Well, an update after little over a month on Victoza, I still have better blood sugars. I continue to have digestion problems and although I had some bad GERD, I've been making sure I eat small amounts. I am little worried about malnutrition, so I'm keeping my eye on things. Unfortunately, my weight continues to slowly rise, I'm now up 8 lbs from when I started. And I am still p*ssed at Aetna. It is bad enough that I have to pay $190/month for this, but they also will only send me a 20 day supply at a time and they insist that I can only get it filled through the "specialty pharmacy."
Comment by Rob on October 1, 2010 at 9:53am
Two Months/26 lbs lighter/ Fasting BS are running around 100 with no other type of medicine. The only side affects has been constipation & headaches which I am over. The only thin I can't get over is the cost. Hits the pocketbook pretty hard.Last A!C was 7.2. I will get done in November and will update.

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