Victoza injection


Victoza injection


  • An adjunct with diet and physical activity to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
    • May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (eg: heart attack, stroke or death) with current treatment used for cardiovascular disease.
    Usage restrictions:
    • Victoza injection is not a substitute for insulin and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes, or to treat ketoacidosis.
    • It is not yet known if Victoza injection is safe and effective for use in children.
    General instructions:
    • Read the instructions for use that come with the Victoza injection.
    • Use it as prescribed by your doctor, taking care to adhere to the instructions prescribed by him.
    • Victoza is injected under the skin of the abdomen, thigh or upper arm (the same sites where insulin is injected), and should not be taken into a muscle or vein.
    • No dose adjustment is needed if the injection site or timing changes.
    • Make sure to check the syringe before using it so that it is clear, colorless and does not contain suspended particles or granules.
    • Insulin should not be mixed with Victoza injection.
    • The injection is given under the skin once daily at any time of the day, independent of meals.
    • You will start with low doses for a week and then increase the dose by your doctor.
    • Do not share injections between patients.
    • Caution should be exercised when oral medications are taken at the same time as Victoza injection.
    • Avoid taking two doses at the same time if you miss a dose.


    • People with medullary thyroid cancer, patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, or multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2).
    • People with hypersensitivity to any component of the product.
    • pregnancy.
    • children.
    Be sure to tell your doctor before starting to use:
    • Pregnancy or planning to become pregnant.
    • Breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed.
    • Problems with the pancreas, kidneys and liver.
    • Problems digesting food.
    • All medications taken, including vitamins, etc.
    • Talk about low blood sugar and how to control it.

    The most common side effects:

    • nausea;
    • diarrhea.
    • constipation;
    • headache;
    • vomiting;
    • decreased appetite;
    • Indigestion.

    Serious side effects:

    • thyroid tumors, including cancer; Therefore, the patient should see a doctor immediately when noticing:
    • Swelling in the neck.
    • Hoarseness.
    • Difficulty swallowing.
    • Shortness of breath.
    • acute pancreatitis; Therefore, you should see a doctor immediately if you notice:
    • Severe stomach (abdominal) pain with/or without vomiting.
    • Abdominal pain up to the back.
    • low blood sugar level; So you should see a doctor when you notice the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar.
    • Kidney problems (kidney failure), which occur due to loss of fluid in the body (dehydration) as a result of diarrhea and vomiting.
    • serious allergic reactions; Therefore, you should see a doctor immediately if you notice:
    • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Fainting or feeling dizzy.
    • breathing or swallowing problems;
    • increased heart rate;
    • skin rash or itching;
    • gallbladder problems; Therefore, you should see a doctor immediately if you notice:
    • Pain in the upper right or middle stomach area
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • yellowing of the eye;
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