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Victoza 6mg Injection
Salt Composition : Liraglutide
Manufacturer : NOVO NORDISK INDIA PVT LTD
Origin of Medicine : Denmark
1 Prefilled Pen Device(s) Of 6ml
Introduction to Victoza 6mg Injection
Victoza 6mg injection contains an active component called Liraglutide. This medicine belongs to a group of mineral salts. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is also used to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events (Heart disease) in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is used when diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines are not sufficient to control blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the medicine or its ingredients before using the medicine.
It is not recommended for patients with type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis (the body produces excess blood acid), liver disease, heart failure, stomach or gut problems (inflammatory bowel disease), acute pancreatitis, or thyroid disease. Consult your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant while breastfeeding. Victoza 6mg injection may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which makes it hard to focus. Hence, it is advised to avoid driving or operating machines if you have symptoms of hypoglycemia.
Uses of Victoza 6mg Injection
- Hyperglycemia (you have a high blood sugar level)
- Slow down the food passage rate into the stomach
- Heart disease.
Therapeutic Effects of Victoza 6mg Injection
Victoza 6mg injection activates the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor, which triggers the release of insulin, reduces the release of glucagon, and delays stomach emptying, helping to control blood sugar levels.
Interaction of Victoza 6mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with victoza 6mg injection and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Victoza 6mg Injection
- Protect victoza 6mg injection from freezing
- Store at 2˚C–8˚C
- Keep children away from the sight and reach of this medication.
How to consume Victoza 6mg Injection
Victoza 6mg injection will be injected under the skin(subcutaneously), and you should not inject it into the vein or muscle. Your physician will decide the dosage and frequency of this injection based on the severity of your disease and other factors.
Safety Advices for Victoza 6mg Injection
Consult your healthcare provider if you plan to get pregnant. However, victoza 6mg injection has not been given to expectant mothers, and it should only be used when the projected advantages outweigh any possible hazards to the fetus.
It is unknown whether victoza 6mg injection is excreted in breast milk. So, before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for more information.
It is unknown whether victoza 6mg injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.
Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorder before taking victoza 6mg injection, as this medication should be used with caution in liver disease patients.
It is unknown whether victoza 6mg injection is safe to consume alcohol under medication. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking medicine.
It is unsafe to drive while taking victoza 6mg injection because this medicine might cause Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), dizziness, and tiredness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.
Side Effects of Victoza 6mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Hypoglycaemia (signs include cold sweat, cool pale skin, headache, fast heartbeat, feeling sick, feeling very hungry, changes in vision, feeling sleepy, feeling weak, nervous, anxious, confused, difficulty concentrating, shaking)
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Decreased appetite
- Inflamed stomach (gastritis)
- Painful or swollen tummy (abdomen)
- Abdominal discomfort
- Wind (flatulence)
- Common cold
- Increased pulse
- Tooth pain
- Injection site reactions (bruising, pain, irritation, itching, and rash)
- Increase of pancreatic enzymes (lipase and amylase).
Word of Advice
Inform your doctor if you are a dialysis patient, hives (urticaria), or acute gallbladder disease before starting to use victoza 6mg injection. It is recommended to have plenty of water to avoid dehydration caused by the drug side effects. It is recommended to consult your doctor and monitor your blood glucose level and blood clotting ability.
Q 1. Can I drive while taking victoza 6mg injection?
It is not recommended to drive while taking victoza 6mg injection because this medicine might cause Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), dizziness, and tiredness, so avoid driving and operating machinery during this treatment.
Q 2. Can I take victoza 6mg injection if I have a history of allergies?
Inform your doctor that you are allergic to victoza 6mg injection before starting medicine.
Q 3. Can I use victoza 6mg injection for diabetes?
Yes, it is used to lower your blood sugar levels only with high blood sugar levels. However, it is not recommended for patients with pancreas disease, type 1 diabetes, or diabetic ketoacidosis (the body produces excess blood acid).
Q 4. What are the medicines I need to avoid while under victoza 6mg injection?
Inform your doctor if you take glimepiride or glibenclamide (it may cause hypoglycemia when combined with the drug), or warfarin (oral anticoagulation medicines).
Q 5. Is there a specific monitoring schedule or tests I must undergo while taking victoza 6mg injection?
You may be recommended to monitor your blood glucose level by your doctor. There is a risk of a drop in the blood glucose level as a side effect of victoza 6mg injection. So, it is recommended to monitor your blood pressure before treatment.
Fact Box of Victoza 6mg Injection
|Molecule name: Liraglutide||Therapeutic class: Anti-diabetic (type 2 diabetes)|
|Pharmacological class: Glucagon-like peptide-1 Agonist|
1. Hyperglycemia (you have high blood sugar level)
2. Slow down the food passage rate into the stomach
3. Heart disease
- Novo Nordisk A/S, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on June 2022] [Accessed on 30th Sep 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6585/pil
- Novo Nordisk A/S, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on July 2023], [Accessed on 30th Sep 2023], https://www.novo-pi.com/victoza.pdf
- KD Tripathi, Insulin, Oral Antidiabetic Drugs and Glucagon, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 280-305.
- Martha S. Nolte Kennedy, Umesh Masharani, Pancreatic Hormones & Anti-diabetic Drugs, Lange’s Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 747-771.
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