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Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL

 7,500.00

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Drug Strength: 6 mg/mL
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : Pre filled Penx3 mL

Victoza Injection contains Liraglutide | belongs to GLP- 1 agonist

SKU: pg_23987_33247 Categories: ,

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How it works

Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL works by increasing the levels of some natural substances. This results in lowering of the blood glucose levels.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL

  • Bladder pain severe
  • Loss of appetite severe
  • Sweating severe
  • Nausea and Vomiting severe
  • Trouble sleeping severe
  • Runny Nose severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness severe
  • Nervousness severe

Uses of Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Diabetes Type 2

    This medicine reduces blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  • Weight loss

    This medicine is used in combination with a calorie-reduced diet and increased physical activity for weight management in obese patients who have at least 1 weight-related condition, i.e., hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or dyslipidemia.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is recommended.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL .

  • Medullary thyroid carcinoma

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma since the safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established for such patients.

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 since the safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established for such patients.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    Use of this medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is recommended.

General Warnings
  • Gastrointestinal blockage

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from gastrointestinal blockage due to the increased risk of severe side effects.

  • Pancreatitis

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of pancreatitis due to the increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis.

  • Thyroid Carcinoma

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Thyroid Carcinoma since the safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established for such patients.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If a dose of This medicine is missed, administer it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clarithromycin moderate
  • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
  • Ciprofloxacin moderate
  • Salbutamol moderate
  • Furosemide moderate
  • Gatifloxacin severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients with a known history of pancreatitis due to the increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis. Report any symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. to the doctor immediately. Therapy with the medicine may be discontinued based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • severe

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of Thyroid Carcinoma since the safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been established for such patients.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function is recommended for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Administer This medicine injection with or without food. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information>

How to use Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL

Liraglutide can be administered once daily at any time of day, independently of meals and can be injected SC in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Rotate sites to minimize inj site reactions.
Stability: Prior to initial use; store under refrigeration at 2°C-8°C, after initial use store in refrigerator or at room temperature of 15°C-30°C. Do not freeze. Protect from heat and light. Pen should be discarded 30 days after initial use.

what are the adverse effects of Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL?

GI upset, headache, dizziness, tachycardia, hypoglycaemia, bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, gastroenteritis, toothache, anorexia, fatigue, rash, pyrexia, inj site reactions. Reports of pancreatitis, discontinue if suspected. Increased lipase and amylase.

What happens if I miss a dose of Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL?

Adults: Initially 600 mcg once daily by SC inj. Allowing minimum 1 wk intervals, increase to 1.2 mg once daily and then if necessary to max 1.2 mg once daily.
Combination therapy: Consider lower dose of sulphyonylurea.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Victoza Injection 6 mg/mL Pre filled Penx3 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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