Victoza 6 mg/ml

Manufacturer : Novo Nordisk
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Victoza 6 belongs to the category of diabetes
Victoza 6 mg is used to control blood glucose (sugar) in people with Type 2 diabetes


What is Victoza 6 mg/ml?

Victoza is a clear, colorless solution for injection in a pre-filled pen. Each pen contains 3 ml of solution that can inject 30 doses of 0.6 mg, 15 doses of 1.2 mg or 10 doses of 1.8 mg. Victoza contains liraglutide as an active substance in the group called “drugs used in diabetes, other than insulins, which lower blood sugar”.

What is Victoza 6 mg/ml used for?

Victoza helps your body lower blood sugar levels only when your blood sugar is too high. It also slows down the passage of food through your stomach. Victoza is used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes in the following situations:

• When metformin or sulphonylurea group drugs (such as glimepiride or glibenclamide) alone are not sufficient to control your blood glucose levels, although their maximum tolerable dose is used.

• When metformin in combination with sulphonylurea (such as glimepiride or glibenclamide) or metformin in combination with a glitazone (such as rosiglitazone or pioglitazone) is not sufficient to control your blood glucose levels.

What is in a box of Victoza 6 mg/ml?

The 3 ml pre-filled pen contains 18 mg liraglutide.


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How to use Victoza 6 mg/ml?

Instructions for appropriate use and dose/frequency of administration:

• The starting dose is 0.6 mg once a day for at least a week.
• Your doctor will let you know when you need to increase to 1.2 mg once a day.
• If your blood glucose is not adequately controlled with the 1.2 mg dose, your doctor may advise you to increase the dose to 1.8 mg once a day.

Victoza is administered as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous). It should not be injected into a vein or muscle. The best places to inject yourself are the upper front of your thighs (thigh), your abdomen, or the upper arm.

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