- May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (eg: heart attack, stroke or death) with current treatment used for cardiovascular disease.
- 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.
- 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 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:
- decreased appetite;
Serious side effects:
- thyroid tumors, including cancer; Therefore, the patient should see a doctor immediately when noticing:
- Swelling in the neck.
- 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;