VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) contains Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It is used to improve the glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It also slows the food passage through your stomach and can help prevent heart disease. It is also used in combination with other diabetic medications when they are not enough to control your blood sugar levels.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a disease that comes from both your genes and your lifestyle. If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus, your pancreas does not make enough insulin to control the level of glucose in your blood, and your body is unable to use its own insulin effectively. This results in high levels of glucose in your blood which can lead to medical problems such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and poor circulation in your limbs. The main goal of treat diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level.
VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) can be used in adolescents and children aged 10 years and above. Avoid driving or using machines if you experience hypoglycemia. It is given as an injection under skin (subcutaneous). Do not inject into a vein or muscle. Before receiving this medicine, tell your doctor if you have asthma, heart, kidney or liver problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects include vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and indigestion.
USES OF VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED):
Improve the glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
HOW VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) WORKS:
Liraglutide is released from the gut enteroendocrine cells which controls meal-related glycemic excursions through increased production of insulin and inhibition of glucagon secretion.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Always use VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is given as an injection under skin (subcutaneous). Do not inject into a vein or muscle.
SIDE EFFECTS OF VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED):
• Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
• Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
• Nausea, vomiting
• Decreased appetite
• Allergic reaction with additional symptoms such as breathing problems, swelling of throat and face, fast heartbeat
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Eat fiber rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Nausea and vomiting:
Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, if you experience low blood sugar.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.
VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.
If you have any heart related problems, consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Do not take VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) if you have or have had a disease of the pancreas.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking:
Sulfonylurea (such as glimepiride or glibenclamide) or insulin
Warfarin or other oral anti-coagulation medicines
Drug : Liraglutide
Pharmacological Category : Glucagon-like peptide-1
Therapeutic Indication : Type 2 Diabetes mellites
Dosage Forms : Injection
Store at temperature 2-8?C and keep out of reach of children. Do not freeze.
FAQs ABOUT VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED):
Q: Can VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) be used in pregnant women?
A: No. It is not recommended for use in the pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
Q: What is VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED) used for?
A: It is used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults and children 10 years of age and older with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use the insulin normally and cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood).
Q: How do you administer VICTOZA 6MG/ML PEN(PREFILLED)?
A: Inject your dose of this medicine under the skin (this is called a subcutaneous injection) in one of these injection sites: your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm. Do not inject into a vein or muscle.
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