Victoza Pen Injection 6ml
Victoza Pen Injection 6ml
Victoza Pen Injection 6ml

Victoza Pen Injection 6ml

By NOVO NORDISK INDIA PVT LTD
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6ml Solution For Injection in Pre Filled Pen
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MRP 5324.00
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Liraglutide(6.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-DIABETIC

Medical Description

Victoza injection is an anti- diabetic medicine. It contains Liraglutide as an active ingredient. It is used for controlling blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes along with diet and lifestyle modific...
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uses

Uses of Victoza 6 MG

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and lifestyle modification.
  • To reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke or death in type 2 diabetic patients with heart conditions.
contraindications

Contraindications of Victoza 6 MG

Known allergy to Liraglutide or any ingredient of Victoza injection.
sideEffects

Side effects of Victoza 6 MG

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Cold or airways infection
  • Low blood sugar
  • Low appetite or eating disorder
  • Headache & dizziness
  • Stomach ache, gas & acidity
  • Rashes
  • Toothache
  • Fatigue
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Victoza 6 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Victoza injection during pregnancy?
A:
Victoza injection should not be used during pregnancy a safer alternative such as insulin or other medicine suggested by your doctor should be used. If a woman wishes to become pregnant while taking this medicine, treatment should be discontinued.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Victoza injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Due to lack of safety information, Victoza injection should not be used during breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Victoza injection?
A:
Victoza has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines. However, you should be aware of symptoms of hypoglycemia (sweating excessively, feeling tired, fainting, feeling weak, nervous and anxious). You should always carry a quick-acting source of sugar (such as juice, nondiet soda, hard candy or dextrose tablets).
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Victoza injection?
A:
You should avoid consuming while taking this injection as it can alter your blood sugar levels. Alcohol can reduce your body’s ability to recover from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are on dialysis, heart failure, liver problem or kidney failure or disease.
  • You have thyroid disorder, thyroid enlargement (Goitre).
  • You have a stomach or gut disorder due to which content of your stomach takes too long to pass in the intestine (Gastroparesis).
  • You have inflammatory bowel disorder, inflammation of the pancreas (Pancreatitis).
  • This medicine should not be used if have type 1 diabetes (your body does not produce any insulin) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes).
  • You are experiencing dehydration (loss of fluid through vomiting or diarrhoea). It is important to avoid dehydration and drink plenty of water.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Victoza 6 MG

How Does It Work?

Liraglutide works in the liver, pancreas, and gut to control blood glucose by lowering hepatic glucose output, increasing insulin production, and slowing gastric emptying.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Victoza 6 MG

  • Take this injection as per the technique suggested by your doctor or nurse.
  • Your doctor will show you the technique before you use it for the first time.
  • Victoza injection is to be taken under the skin of the thigh, abdomen or upper arm.
  • Do not take Victoza injection in a vein or in muscles.
  • Pull a skin, fold up to take this injection.
  • Wait for at least 6 sec before removing the needle from the injection site.
  • Always rotate the site of injection, do not take concurrent injections at the same site.
  • Do not share your injection with other people or use it for injecting other medicines.
interactions

Interactions of Victoza 6 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Frequent monitoring of blood clotting parameters is suggested in individuals taking blood thinners such as warfarin concomitantly with Victoza injection.
  • Blood pressure-lowering medicines such as insulin and sulphonylureas (glimepiride or glibenclamide) may lead to a significant reduction in blood glucose and hence patient should be warned of the signs...
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  • Any other medicine, supplement or herbals, if you are taking or might take, should be informed to your doctor in order to avoid any possible interaction.

Interactions with food items

  • Eating a healthy and balanced diet is key to control blood sugar better. Consult your doctor for more information on what kind of diet you should follow since a diabetes diet is not one size fits all....
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Victoza 6 MG

Unused and new Victoza pen should be stored in the refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C and should not be frozen. If you forget to store this injection in the refrigerator before its first use, it should be us...
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dosage

Dosage of Victoza 6 MG

Overdose

An overdose of this injection may lead to severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and excessively low blood sugar. If you happen to take too much of this injection inform your doctor immediately or reach o...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of this injection may increase your blood sugar and can increase the risk of getting other health complications. If you have missed a dose take it as soon you remember. If it's already ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Victoza injection?

A: Victoza injection is an injection containing anti-diabetic medicine Liraglutide. It is used to control elevated blood sugar levels along with diet and lifestyle modifications.

Q: Can I use Victoza injection for weight loss?

A: No. Victoza injection is an antidiabetic medicine it should never be used for weight loss. It does not have any action in reducing weight. You should never use medicines used for serious health conditions for any purpose other than what it is prescribed for.

Q: Which are the sites wherein I can take Victoza injection?

A: Victoza injection can be taken subcutaneously in the abdomen, in the thigh or in the upper arm. You should change the injection site after every injection.
Last Updated on: 05 Apr 2021 | 06:41 PM (IST)
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