Victoza® (Liraglutide)



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    Victoza® (Liraglutide)


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      Victoza (liraglutide injection), a medication for Type 2 diabetes, carries a boxed warning, the most serious warning issued by the FDA, regarding the risk of thyroid cancer. This warning is based on animal studies where liraglutide was shown to cause thyroid C-cell tumors. However, the correlation between these findings and their impact on humans is not fully established. Additionally, Victoza is contraindicated for patients with a history of medullary thyroid cancer or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2, as well as for those with a family history of thyroid cancer. The medication label advises caution in these patients due to the increased risk of developing thyroid tumors. Besides this serious warning, Victoza is also associated with other side effects, including the risk of pancreatitis and gallbladder disease. It is important for patients to consult with their healthcare providers to fully understand these risks and the appropriate use of Victoza

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      Medically Reviewed by

      Dr. Ari Magill (MD, MS)

      Active Ingredient:Liraglutide
      Warnings:Possible thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer
      Drug Type:GLP-1 receptor agonist
      Used For:Adults and children 10 years of age and older with type 2 diabetes
      Administration:Subcutaneous Injection (daily)
      Available Strengths:.6mg, 1.2mg and 1.8mg
      Storage:Store for 30 days either at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) or in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)
      Manufacturer:Novo Nordisk

      What Is Victoza?

      The generic name for Victoza is liraglutide. This medication is in a drug class called GLP-1 agonists. It mimics a natural hormone in your body called a GLP-1, or a glucagon-like peptide. It’s used for two main purposes:

      • lowering blood sugar levels in adults and children aged 10 and above who have type 2 diabetes.
      • decreasing the chances of serious heart-related issues like heart attacks, strokes, or even death in adults with type 2 diabetes who already have heart disease.

      Victoza for Weight Loss

      While Victoza isn’t a weight loss drug, it can potentially help adults shed some pounds. It’s one of the diet pens that is now popularly prescribed for those who are obese.

      However, it’s important to note that while Victoza can help with weight loss, it is not specifically approved by the FDA for weight loss or obesity (excessive body fat) management- there is another liraglutide formulation that is FDA-approved for this purpose under the brand name Saxenda.

      Victoza Cost & Coupons

      Victoza pens can be quite expensive. There is a cash price of $1,346.

      Diet Pens offers Americans a much cheaper source for buying Victoza injection pens. You can save up to 80% on your Victoza pens when you compare the American and the Victoza Canada price.

      If this is your first time using Diet Pens, be sure to use coupon code DIET10 at checkout. This coupon will allow you to save 10% on your first order when you buy Victoza. 

      Victoza Side Effects

      Using a Victoza pen can result in several side effects, some more common than others. If you’re experiencing any of them, make sure to contact your doctor as soon as you can, as you might have to get the dose readjusted. Victoza side effects include:

      • Nausea,
      • Diarrhea,
      • Vomiting,
      • Decreased appetite,
      • Indigestion
      • Constipation
      • Hypoglycemia
      • Reactions at the injection site

      More severe side effects include:

      • increase the risk of a rare type of thyroid cancer (highlighted in a black box warning),
      • increase the risk of inflammation of the pancreas (resulting in pancreatitis) and gallbladder (resulting in gallbladder disease)
      • Affect kidney function, especially if the person is experiencing symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration
      • Allergic reaction – may be mild or extremely severe (although the latter is very rare)

      Victoza Drug Interactions

      There are many cases where taking Victoza is not recommended, including when taking:

      • Other diabetes medications – such as Rybelsus, as well as glimepiride, glyburide, glipizide, repaglinide, chlorpropamide, and nateglinide, as they lower your blood sugar so much that you develop hypoglycemia.
      • Mealtime types of insulin, such as Lispro and Aspart
      • Long-acting types of insulin, e.g. insulin glargine
      • Medication that you take by mouth – Victoza causes food to stay in your stomach for longer, so the medications you take by mouth may not get absorbed as they should. If you need both medications, your doctor may be able to adjust your dosage of Victoza so that it has less impact on how your other medications work.

      Strengths & Dosages Of Victoza

      Each pen has 18 mg of liraglutide and 3 mL of a solution. Each pen will last as long as 30 days, depending on what your dosage of it is. The dosages are 0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, or 1.8 mg daily. After the first use of a pen, the pen shouldn’t be kept for more than 30 days.

      The specific dosage you get depends on your doctor and takes into account several factors, such as how old you are and how well it works for you. 

      If you think you have taken too much Victoza, you should seek medical attention right away. The American Association of Poison Control Centers can also be reached at 800-222-1222.

      How To Use Victoza

      Victoza is an injected medication that needs to be injected once a day. The package that it comes in will include either two or three of the pre-filled pens. However, it won’t include the needles – you’ll have to buy those separately to inject the medication. You can inject it yourself or have someone else perform the injection.

      The injection has to be made in the stomach, upper arm, or thigh to be effective. Victoza can be injected at any time, but the manufacturer recommends that you choose a specific time for the injection and inject it at that time every day. There is no need to take it with food. If your doctor has you on both insulin and Victoza, each of these must be injected separately and can’t be mixed.

      If you miss a dose, skip it. Do not try to make it up by taking two doses at the same time. It could increase Victoza’s side effect risk. Instead, take your usual dose on the following day.

      If you need help or have questions about Victoza, request a free pharmacy consultation from Diet Pens.


      Yes, you can! As long as you have a valid prescription, we will be able to fulfill your order just like your neighborhood pharmacy.

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      We sure can! At checkout, please provide the contact information of your doctor’s office and/or pharmacy.

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      Yes, it is! This is the same exact Victoza made from the same manufacturer, Novo Nordisk.

      It takes approximately 4-10 business days to ship from Canada.

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