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Victoza is a GLP-1 medication approved by the FDA to treat type 2 diabetes. It has also been shown to cause weight loss. Book with a top-rated provider to see if Victoza or another GLP-1 medication is right for you.

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Victoza (liraglutide)

  • What is Victoza (liraglutide)?
    Victoza is a prescription drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat type 2 diabetes. This drug has also gotten a lot of attention for its weight loss benefits. It’s part of a class of medications known as GLP-1s and works by decreasing your body’s blood glucose levels while increasing its response to the hormone insulin, which helps to get blood sugar under control. It can also help patients with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

    Please note that you will need a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider to obtain this medication.

  • What are the common side effects of Victoza (liraglutide)?
    Using Victoza has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these adverse reactions become severe or do not go away within a few days.

    Common side effects include gastrointestinal issues like stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation.

    This is not a complete list of side effects. If you are concerned about additional side effects, please contact your provider directly.

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Last updated on June 25, 2024

Frequently asked questions about Victoza (liraglutide)

Victoza (liraglutide) is a prescription drug approved by the FDA for type 2 diabetes. It is also used off-label for weight loss. Note that off-label use is generally not covered by health insurance.

Victoza belongs to a class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It is only available under its brand name (Victoza). There are no generic versions available.

Victoza is only available via prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.

Victoza is a prescription medication approved by the FDA to help patients manage type 2 diabetes. It is also used off-label for weight loss in patients with overweight or obesity. It is not intended for use in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Victoza is often prescribed when lifestyle changes, diet, and exercise alone cannot effectively control blood sugar levels.

In some cases, Victoza may be prescribed to patients with obesity or overweight individuals with weight-related medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, or cardiovascular disease.

Victoza contains the active compound liraglutide, which is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. GLP-1 agonists work by imitating the action of GLP-1, a hormone that naturally occurs in the body. GLP-1 helps regulate blood sugar by stimulating insulin release from the pancreas and slowing down stomach emptying. This leads to reduced blood sugar levels after meals and an increased feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management.

Additionally, Victoza also reduces the production of glucose by the liver. By combining these mechanisms, liraglutide helps lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

It's important to note that Victoza is not a cure for diabetes but rather a tool to help manage the condition effectively. It is prescribed in conjunction with lifestyle changes like a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

While Victoza is safe and effective for most adults and children, it has been shown to cause side effects in some patients.

The most common side effects of Victoza include:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Seek medical advice from your health care provider if these symptoms start getting worse or last for more than a few days.

More severe side effects may include:

  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Issues: Abdominal pain, vomiting, yellowing of skin/eyes, clay-colored stools
  • Allergic Reactions: Rash, swelling, breathing difficulties
  • Neurological and Vision Problems: Dizziness, vision changes, confusion, headache, shakiness, rapid heartbeat
  • Mood changes: Suicidal thoughts, depression, changes in behavior

Additional medical complications that may be brought on by Victoza use include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Increased heart rate
  • An increased risk of gallbladder disease
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Kidney problems
  • Increased risk of thyroid cancer or tumors

Your health care provider will assess your medical history and determine if Victoza is a suitable treatment option for you.

Before starting treatment with Victoza (liraglutide), it's crucial to inform your health care provider about any existing medical conditions, allergies, or other medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements, as they may interact with liraglutide.

Discuss any history of:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Kidney disease
  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) (thyroid tumors)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2)
  • Retinopathy (eye problems)
  • Any digestive disorders

Your health care provider will assess your medical history and determine if Victoza is a suitable treatment option for you.

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your health care provider before using Victoza to assess potential risks and benefits.

Victoza is supplied as an injectable solution administered via a prefilled dosing pen. Victoza is generally taken once a day, with or without food.

Usually, Victoza is initially prescribed in a 0.6 mg dose to be taken daily. Your health care provider may gradually increase higher doses based on your tolerance and the efficacy of the medication. The maximum recommended maintenance dose is 1.8 mg once daily.

Victoza should be injected into the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm, and the injection site should be rotated to prevent irritation.

Do not discontinue or alter the treatment without consulting your health care provider, as this can affect the medication's effectiveness.

You should store Victoza as directed by your health care provider. Proper storage is essential to maintain the medication's effectiveness. Typically, Victoza should be stored in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). The pen-in-use should be stored at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) for up to 30 days. Do not freeze the injection pen.

Store the injection pen away from light and heat, and keep the cap on it whenever it is not in use.

Victoza (liraglutide) is available by prescription only. You must consult a licensed health care provider to obtain this medication.

Providers on Sesame are unable to prescribe controlled substances. For more information about controlled substances, check out the Drug Enforcement Agency’s scheduling guidelines here.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Sesame cannot guarantee that you will be provided a prescription after a video or in-person appointment.

Providers on Sesame can help you get a prescription for Victoza (liraglutide), which you can then pick up at a nearby pharmacy. Don't wait to get your prescription filled—talk to a provider on Sesame today to streamline the process for convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

Victoza costs usually costs between $800-$1100 without insurance. If you have insurance, book a video weight loss consult with a licensed health care provider to have your prescription covered by your healthcare plan.

As of June 25, 2024, there is now a generic version of Victoza available in the US. Generic Victoza costs $469.60 for a two-pack of injector pens and $704.40 for a three-pack of pens.

If you need assistance with navigating your options and determining the best GLP-1 agonist for your weight loss or type 2 diabetes management, schedule an appointment with a Sesame provider to discuss what's best for you.

Victoza (liraglutide) usually costs around $800-$1100 without insurance. Generic versions of Victoza (liraglutide) are now available in the US. Generic Victoza costs $469.60 for a two-pack of injector pens and $704.40 for a three-pack of pens.

If you have insurance, you can book a video weight loss program to discuss treatment options with a licensed health care provider. Liraglutide can be prescribed during these appointments, if deemed appropriate by your provider. If you receive a liraglutide prescription during your weight loss appointment, you may be eligible to have part of your visit and your medication covered by your insurance network. Our video weight loss program works with insurance to help cover the cost of your treatment.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. A video weight loss appointment does not guarantee a liraglutide prescription.

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