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Average Rating: 3.3 (76 Ratings)

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 1  hi glucose 1 days
4/16/2014

 2  Weight loss Severe gingival irritation was the main reason I stopped. Constipation was annoying, but not a deal-breaker. I noticed reduced efficacy of other medications, specifically my Lexapro. Reduced my appetite somewhat, but my motivation to exercise was reduced as well, so it was a wash. I was impressed by how painless the injections were. Disappointed that it didn't work for me. F 52 90 days
1.8 1X D
4/15/2014

 1  control my sugars level severe diarrhea vomiting shortness of breath nausea dizziness F 42 6 days
1.8
4/4/2014

 1  Type 2 Diabetes Dizzy, Nausea, stomach cramps and headaches Couldn't keep food down, felt weak flu symptoms. Felt okay until after 3 months of taking it. After 7 months I lost the weight and stopped taking the drug, then the symptoms started up again. Went to the doctor because I couldn't keep any food down, I was diagnosed with stage 3 Stomach cancer! No one in family has ever had cancer, this med is POISON! F 57 7 months
1.2 1X D
3/19/2014
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 2  Borderline Type2 & Weight Loss Nausea, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, fatigue My upper and lower GI side effects started a few hours after my first dose and have only intensified. I am nauseated all the time, and my stomach is tender and bloated. I feel like I need to have a massive burp, but the little ones I can produce don't give any relief. I have now learned that this med slows emptying of the stomach, so the symptoms make sense. The thought of food makes me want to throw up; if you can't eat, then of course you're going to lose weight... this just isn't the way I want to do it, LOL. I will not be continuing with Victoza, and pray that it won't take long for these symptoms to fade away. F 45 7 days
0.6 1X D
2/26/2014
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 2  Weight loss Tiredness, heart palpitations, bloatedness, eggy burping, stomach discomfort F 29 3 days
0.6
2/15/2014

 3  Type 2 diabetes Lots of abdominal pain, thought it was my gall bladder and after lots of tests found out it is not. Now have started the very bad sour tasting belching, diarrhea, that will be followed by severe throwing up. Notice if I am stressed it gets worse. I can't stand the burping and the gas. Was going to have more tests ran until after reading all the comments on here. Plus I have no energy at all. I took it for awhile in the past and never had this kind of problem. But now it is getting intolerable. I was loving it until I have been getting so sick. I thought I kept catching the stomach bug going around. I am going to lay off a few days and see what happens. I have noticed that if I eat raw veggies, fruits and a small piece of chicken, and very small helpings the symptoms go away. But it also makes my blood sugar drop as well. I have lost nearly 60 pounds on this and love that. But hate how I feel. I long to be back to me. Going to talk to my doctor about this. F 59 1 years
1.8 1X D
1/27/2014
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 1  Type 2 diabetic I did well until four weeks ago and developed a very sore throat and bronchitis. I had taken it for two months with no problems . I took antibiotics and it helped a little and then things got worse. I looked up side effects and says sore throat,, upper respiratory infection , and bronchitis. My doc didn't think that the Victoza was the cause.. I insisted on going off the Victoa and the symptoms disappeared in three days. I may try it again but not until feeling well again F 52 3 months
1.2 1X D
12/29/2013
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 3  TYPE 2 DIABETES sOME HEADACHES . MINOR NAUTIOSNESS took a lot of water weight 9n the first 30 days thata was it.With Metformin it keeps blood sgars 100-167.Generally works well,Hope for more weight loss M 58 132 days
1.2 1X D
12/28/2013
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 3  type 2 diabetic The first six weeks I had pain in my stomach. Mainly a pressure feeling in my stomach and lots of burping. That has now all stopped, and then I increased to 1.8, but was so dizzy, and sore throat. I dropped back to 1.2 and that solved the problem. The weight loss has been slow, but better then not taking it. I will give this more time. F 52 3 months
1.2 1X D
12/26/2013
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 5  Diabetes type 2 The first few days of taking .6 dosage, I experience very slight sulphuric (egg) burps. I took Zantac for that and it cleared up right away and I no longer experience the burps. I noticed a tremendous curb in appetite and lost 5 pounds the first 2 days. I am now at the 2 week period and have lost 13. The second week my dosage was upped to 1.2. I am 5'6' and weighed 213 and at the end of 2 weeks I weight 200. I had slight nausea and also felt like a lump in my stomach but that was only for a few days and all side effects are now gone. I love Victoza for several reasons. Firstly, the weight loss. Having been on several medications for over 30 years which included Micronase (caused sugar dips), Metformin (caused diarrhea), and Insulins (caused resistance to weight loss). I have instant weight loss with V and amazing energy. My blood sugars before V were running in the 300ís to400ís. Since being on V for 2 weeks, my sugars are in the low 200's. I've never really had an appetite but since being on V and still has decreased tremendously. For 8 months I was losing INCHES taking green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketones but never really saw any weight loss on the scale. I lost a HUGE amount of fat on the supplements but I also wanted to see my weight decrease. Well that happened quickly with V. Also my blood pressure has improved within the 2 weeks of taking V and have been able to cut my HTN meds in half..I now take only one medication for it instead of 2. I stopped taking the Metformin when I started V, because it caused bathroom issues but I still take a small dose of fast acting insulin if I eat carbs. I really don't eat meals anymore since starting V, just eat small stuff here and there but I make sure it's healthy. I no longer take the Lantus either. It's good to see my sugar numbers come down as well as my weight come down since it has been over 30 years since being diagnosed with DM2. I will continue to take it based on my good results thus far. F 53 2 weeks
1.2 1X D
12/20/2013
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 3  Type 2 Diabetic Nautious on occasion . Headaches Lost weight first month but that was it. I use it with Metformin and blood sugars are in check M 58 65 days
1.2 1X D
12/14/2013
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 3  Type 2 Diabetes Initially started on o.6 mg, then after 2 weeks went to 1.2 mg. Also started on Metformin, 2000 mg a day. I was confined to home with diarrhea 3-4 times per day; however, after consulting with my doctor, it was the high dose of Metformin, so went down to 1000 mg and the diarrhea cleared up. I do however, have terrible dry mouth at night; I think using the CPAP machine does not help. I am going to go back down to 0.6 mg and see how I do on that. The dry mouth is so bad my tongue is literally stuck to the top of my mouth, and my lips stuck to my gums. It's awful. However, on a positive note, I've lost 25 pounds. F 55 4 months
1.2 mg 1X D
11/23/2013
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 5  Diabetic type 2 Headaches Dropped 19 pounds in 27 days,, Headaches daily now .Great appetite supressant M 58 25 days
1.2 mg 1X D
11/10/2013
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 4  tupe 2 diabetes and weight loss I did fine at .6 mg and really had very little nausea and dropped 3 IBs the first week. Then it came time to increase to 1.2 mg a day. I burped constantly and had this pressure in my stomach most of the time. I switched and started taking it at night and that improved greatly. I however have developed insomnia with it. I have lost 12 IBS in a month, but don't sleep well. I may try taking it in the morning again. My BS are much improved. F 52 1 months
1.2 mg 1X D
11/6/2013

 5  weig loss Slight headace first two days starting F 50 9 months
1. 8
10/19/2013

 5  Diabetic type 2 So far so good, I stated at .06 and had no side effects accept a little numbness in hands and feet, but it went away. I do have some burping, but tolerable. I have lost 4 IBS in two weeks without trying. My BS is now normal once I went to 1.2 mg. F 51 14 days
1.2mg 1X D
10/16/2013
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 5  weight management/prediabetes minor nausea 4 hours after shot for the first several weeks. however, this stopped over time. this has worked very well for me; was 50 lb overweight at 5'1" and could no longer reduce by regular methods. combined with strict dietary changes (low carb, no fruit/ added sugar/starches) and exercise, I lost 45 lb in less than 5 months. regained energy, prob due to weight loss and mild hormone therapy. No nausea, never had vomiting or diarrhea. I will be transitioning off victoza (ramping down dosage now) and dr. expects I will be fine, perhaps may need metformin in future, but will see how it goes. will keep dietary changes and exercise. F 52 180 days
1.8 1X D
10/9/2013

 1  type 2 diabetes At 0.6 I did not experience any noticeable problems. Lost a few pound. Was increased to 1.8 and taken off Lantus. Appetite decreased. Developed pain in rib cage. Low blood sugar levels, fatigue, dizziness. Decreased to 1.2. Rib cage pain is worse as time goes on, Shortness of breath when trying to sleep, loss of sleep, Dry mouth in the early morning hours while trying to sleep. Blood sugar has come back up to 140-160. Rash has developed, Thought it may be shingles but not the case, pain going around sides toward back, still very tired, neck pain, shoulder pain is starting to develop, and have a strong burning pain across my abdomen and on both sides of it. Feels like my insides are cooking. I had just gone into see my doctor on Tuesday. I am going back today and demanding they take me off of this medication before these symptoms get any worse. I would only use this as a last resort . It will help you lose some weight, but that isn't a good reason to use it. Rapid weight loss can also be a precursor to cancer, so maybe it's not something to feel that great about. All I know is, my body is telling me not to use it anymore and that's good enough for me. Good luck. If I find out I have pancreatitis or worse I will let you know. M 56 2 months
1.2 1X D
10/4/2013
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 3  Type II Diabetes I also now have a brain tumor...Unknown if it could be related. The up side is it is not malignant. a1c was very good though. Now that I have not taken it for about 3 weeks all the pain and headaches and upset stomach and reflux have gone... F 68 0 days
.9 1X D
9/23/2013
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 5  to loose some weight I am an IDDM person. I use humulinRu-500 insulin. I am very, very insulin resistant. I also can not walk due to arthritis.I need to loose some weight.So far I have lost 11 pounds. Nausea- injected just before eating; solved problem. Throat burn (not really heart burn)- working on this... I would welcome help with this. Or any ideas on how to help it work better. F 58 24 days
1.8 1X D
9/4/2013
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 4  type 2 Initially nausea but I found if I gave the injection and then ate breakfast within 10 minutes, it was much better. Since then just random bouts of nausea when I go too long without eating. At the end of my second week, I started getting extremely bad diarrhea . It would happen shortly after eating. And usually 2-3 times after a meal. That equals 10 or so bouts a day. So far I'm very happy. It's not an easy drug to get started on. But I stuck with it through the first week and it has been very tolerable the second week. My blood sugars have dropped significantly. Back in to the 90-110 range 2 hours after eating. I am on 2,000 mg of metformin and 5mg of glipizide twice a day. But I suspect that as I continue to lose weight and eat better, those will be able to be eliminated. So far I've lot 10 lbs in two weeks. My appetite is very mild, bordering on not interested in eating. Without even trying, I am eating 1/4 of the amount of food I usually eat in a day. And I'm feel full all day long!!!! It took a week to get my energy back. I realized right away that if I'm eating a small amount of food it is more important to eat nutrient-dense food and my energy has rebounded. My only hurdle now is to figure out how to stop diarrhea. I am going to start with greek yogurt in the mornings and some probiotics as people have suggested here. It is tough to get started but I believe I'm past the worst of the bad symptoms and it's been very tolerable this last week. M 46 2 weeks
1.2 1X D
8/23/2013

 4  Type 2 Diabetes Mild nausea, stomach cramping, heartburn and headache. Severe diarrhea and fatigue Symptoms subsided after about 4 weeks. I've lost 11 pounds so far. This is my 1st week symptom free so I'm anxious to see if the weightloss continues. I've been on 1,000mg of Metformin per day for about 2 years and my blood sugar began to get higher & higher. Victoza improved my sugar levels immediately. F 44 5 weeks
1.2 1X D
8/21/2013
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 1  Type 2 Diabetes DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG.. IT IS A POISON TO YOUR BODY. It is most possibly the worst drug ever. Yes I lost weight and my A1C was lower but I had to undergo $100,000 worth of testing after I took this drug. It completely messed up my body and is so not worth it. Being in the hospital because of a drug is not ok. The people who have only been on it for 5-10 days and are commenting should not be able to. Yes, I too was fine for the first two weeks. Just wait you will feel like death soon and your body will not be able to function. It is a very harmful drug that should not be allowed on the market. Please listen to your body!! DO NOT TAKE THIS POISON F 35 2 years
1.8mg 1X D
8/21/2013
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 4  High sugar After four months and moving from 1.2 to 1.8 vomitted and irregular stool pattern--more frequent toilet visits. I have been fatigued with headaches. Lost 30 lbs. in four months and BMI lowered from 39 to 33. F 67 4 months
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5/15/2013
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 4  DM2 Burping. Fatigue is getting worse. Nausea and abdominal discomfort not bad now. Lost 10 lbs in the first 3 weeks with some discomfort and mood swings. . Fatigue is getting worse. I might have to quit. Doc says exercise and eat better. Hope it works. So far it was worth it just for the 10 lbs F 48 50 days
1.2 1X D
5/8/2013

 4  Diabetes, Type I Mild nausea during 1st couple of weeks. Now only occasionaly. Having increased hypoglycemic episodes if no between meal snack. Immediaely dropped blood sugars from 140-160 (fasting) to 90-115 (fasting). in2 weeks. Amazing drug. M 62 60 days
1.06 1X D
5/3/2013
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 3  type 2 Diabetes Nausea and vomitting, very extreme, stomach cramps and headaches. Originally lost 50 lbs on victoza, but in the last 4 months have gained 30 lbs back. No longer affects appetite. F 56 2 years
1.2 mg 1X D
4/25/2013
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 1  Diabetes type 2 Bad diarrhea when starting to use medication. Daily stomach cramps and fatigue. Intense throat / lung cold 3 weeks into treatment (may not be related). Ended with intense nausea, vomiting and dry heaves. Stopped using Victoza. Do not use this product. Further research revealed increased cancer risk. Going to have a stern talk with the prescribing doctor about this. http://www.diabetesmine.com/2011/06/newsflash-fda-issues-warning-on-victoza.html http://www.youhavealawyer.com/blog/2012/04/20/victoza-recall-lawsuit/ M 40 45 days
1.8 1X D
4/2/2013
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 1  Enhance Kombiglyze Effects Diagnosed Severe Pancreatitis and he stopped the Victoza injections immediately. Started out with a lot of burping, then diarrhea, nausea vomiting. Like others, food would not digest, just sit in my stomach and rot until I threw up. Had to get anti-nausea meds so my body could be fed. The product worked well and I did lose weight. M 66 10 days
1.2 1X D
4/2/2013
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 3  diabetes Mouth dry and diarrhea.. F 35 3 days
.06
3/27/2013

 5  Diabetes 2 Nauseus feeling first two days right after taking med, light headache,very mild stomach cramps first few days I LOVE this med so far! I am taking it along with metaforim. I have been diabetic 2 for over 10 years and just the metaforim only was not working lately. The weight loss effect is an added plus! I have lost 9 lbs in 10 days! I started at .6 for a week and then upped it per doctor to 1.2 I have no appetite which is awesome! And I am getting my energy back! F 52 12 days
1.2 mg 1X D
12/15/2012

 4  Diabetes Painful headaches, nausea, diarreha, the medicine does help but the side effects are not worth it. I did the slow intake of the dosages starting at .6 and moving up every two weeks. the headaches grow in pain. F 40 10 months
1.8 1X D
11/20/2012

 4  weight loss diarhrrea, stomachache. weight loss 5 lbs in 1 week. : ) F 31 1 weeks
1.2
10/14/2012

 1  Type 2 Diabetes I developed severe stomach pain followed by nausea and then vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. The rest of the time I would have severe constipation. The palms of my hands would become very red, my mouth would get very dry and I could feel the ridges in the top of my mouth. My first episode began on the third day of taking the Victoza, and I had approx. 1 episode a week until I stopped taking it. My first episode required a visit to the ER and another visit the paramedics were called. That was the first time I had ever been to an ER or had the paramedics called. Subsequent episodes would leave me unable to work the rest of the day. F 67 90 days
1X D
9/25/2012
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 5  glucose intolerance/prediabetes Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, migraine (usually not all at the same time, thankfully) I started at loading dose of .6 for several days, then went up to 1.2 which was a bad idea because I got very ill with vomiting and diarrhea , also some muscle cramping in the backs of my legs and even got a terrible migraine. Backed down to .6 and symptoms left. Now I go up a click every few days, working my way up to my prescribed dose of 1.2. Currently on .9 dosage. I lost 10 pounds initially but have not lost any more weight even though I hardly eat at all, I'm just not hungry. I feel more energy than I have for a while so I am quite happy with the drug, but the cost is prohibitive. F 52 3 weeks
1.2 1X D
9/15/2012

 5  DMT2 severe diarhea and gass for a week, which my dr says was most likely from the crossover from metrformin to the 1.2 does of victoza. glucose elevels immediately stablized. nausea, tenderness and slight headache continued for a while longer after diarhea stopped. now everything is okay, with slight constipation from time to time. really works predictably and well, though the first 2-3 weeks were tough. of course regulating your diet is extremely important, especially re fiber consumption. i'm so happy not to be taking metformin, which really didn't work for me, and also gave me very painful/unpredicatble stomach problems. M 48 12 months
1.2 1X D
8/12/2012
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 1  diabetes Fatigue, nausea, severe headaches,unable to do daily work, cramps, diarrhea. Why on earth would the FDA approve a drug that causes CANCER in rats and mice? And, even more puzzling, why would a physician prescribe a druge that causes CANCER? M 64 14 days
1.2 1X D
8/4/2012

 1  Type II Deabetes Debilitating nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue. I had a Lap Band, and thought that my symptoms were from that, so eventually I had the Lap Band removed. In the recovery phase from removing the Lap Band, the symptoms intensified greatly. Food made me very nauseated, and I could hardly make it through a day at work. Then I ran out of the needles for injecting Victoza, and the next day I was much better. Got needles, took Victoza and the following day I was back to feeling rotten. So I stayed off the Victoza over the weekend, again felt much better. Saw MD, switched to another antidiabetic medication and have had no further symptoms! Victoza, along with Metformin and diet, exercise, did help keep my HbA1c lower, and I was blaming the nausea and often vomiting on the lap band. I did lose some weight while taking the Victoza, but at the cost of being completely miserable most of the time. I wonder if I would have needed to have the lap band removed had I discovered this adverse effect of the Victoza sooner? I guess I will never know. I would like to emphasize that for me, the nausea and fatigue were not just annoying, they were life altering. The side effects were often debilitating, and once I stopped taking the Victoza, the relief was amazing. I realize that the company might say that it was the Lap Band causing the side effects, and that is what I thought, and why I had it removed. But the symptoms continued unabated, in fact worsened as I was recovering from the surgery, and did not abate until I stopped taking the Victoza. F 63 2 years
1X D
6/16/2012

 5  control blood sugars the first day I experienced irregular heartbeat about 4 hours after the dose. This lasted till 5am the next day. I took magnesium and havent had that problem since. Day 3 I ate my "usual" amount for breakfast, and later was nauseated, and later had diarrhea, but when not eating my habitual amount I am fine. Today day 5 had a snack in the morning of cashews, and almonds, and about 45 min. later was shaking from low Blood Sugar. Still taking a low dose of Metaglip (metformin and glipizide) which "kicks" the pancreas to produce all day. Hope to soon get off the glipizide. So far getting used to not wanting to eat as much. very excited about the results so far. minimal side effects! I would recommend to try this drug. for me it has been great so far! M 50 5 days
.6 1X D
6/7/2012
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 4  diabetes type 2 Bad upset stomach from the morning of the 2nd day. On 3rd day seem to be easing up. Blood sugar level was the same on 8mmol/l the 2nd day but dropped to 7.5mmol/l the 3rd day. I guess it is still very early days and got to get over the side effects however hope this will not be a recurring thing as I hate having an upset stomach. I have heard and read great reports from using Victoza including from my doctor and phamacist. Looking forward to the results for reduction in blood glucost level but especially in weight loss. Main aim for weight loss is due to sleep apnea. M 41 2 days
0.6 mg
4/26/2012

 5  Type 2 Diabetes First week I felt a lot of fatigue. But after that things are perfect. I have lost 29 pounds in 6 weeks. No appetite. No sugar cravings. Overall fabulous drug! F 41 6 weeks
1.8
4/15/2012

 5  Type 2 Diabetes Some headaches but can possible be blamed on other causes i.e. allergies, stress, etc. No stomach problems. Really helps control my hunger. Have lost 25 lbs so far. Love Victoza except for the cost. OUCH! F 62 1 years
1.8 1X D
4/12/2012
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 1  Type 2 Diabetic Have indigestion but not bad. When I raised the dosage to 1.2 I started having stomach cramping and diarrhea. I have called Victoza and they are clueless. They are of no help. They claim they have not studied people that have diarrhea and therefore have no info about it. Victoza is not working alone for me but along with my insulin I do have good sugars but the side effects to me are not worth it. Not impressed with the company and no one seems to want to try to talk to you. They are paying a lot of people for nothing. F 66 30 days
1.2 1X D
3/28/2012

 5  Lower blood sugar Little tummy pains nothing excruciating. However; I'm wondering if Victoza causes problems with your menstrual cycle. I am due for my period amd having all the symptoms of being on my period but i have still not started. F 48 1 days
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3/20/2012
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 4  type 2 headaches; wicked abdominal pain; N/D; some weight loss; sugars are the best they've been in years. I need to figure out if the side effects are worth the EXCRUCIATING pain! I REALLY hope I can stick with this. It's the first thing that's worked for me in years. F 45 1 months
1X D
2/6/2012
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 4  Type 2 diabetes/weight loss So far, no nausea, no headaches. A little tummy trouble. Biggest complaint so far is this HORRIBLE taste in my mouth! Use mouthwash, brush teeth, bad taste always comes back. Weird... So far (only 4 days in) I definately notice a difference in my urge to snack. Will keep using the med, but if anyone has any advice on getting the bad taste out, let me know! F 37 4 days
0.6-1.2 1X D
1/22/2012
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 4  PCOS Vomiting, nausea, extreme headaches Although it is the first drug that has helped me be able to lose weight, the side effects are awful. I have been taking it 2 months and still manage to vomit at least 3 times a week. On the bright side, it does work and I have lost 15 lbs. Just rough side effects. F 23 2 months
1.8 1X D
1/20/2012

 5  Type 2 Diabetes Severe nausea and acid re flux like symptoms first 3 week with severe fatigue. But well worth the pain now. Blood sugar before startin Victoza average 300 to 480 with taking 2 types of insulin 3 time a day. Blood sugar after starting Victoza on 06/09/2011 now averages 70 to 140. Awesome. My weight on 06/09/2011 was 325. Now after Victoza my weight is 246 as of 1201702011. I have seen concerns from many on here about thyroid cancer that was seen in lab rats . Please note that the lab rats were given a dosage 10 times greater than the maximum human dose of 1.8. No tyroid cancer was seen in the ape study , and non have been reported by humans as of today. For me the benefits have outweighed the risk ! I will continue Victoza .. Heaven sent for me. M 46 6 months
1.8 1X D
12/17/2011
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 4  Better BG control. Weight loss Loss of appetite Finally a drug that helps. I have reduced my insulin from 50 of Lantus to 24. My NovoRapid by 50% I have lost 10 pounds and my blood sugar iss great and quite predictable. Makes a great change from chasing highs and lows. I had been on Byetta for 2 months prior but it did not help at all. F 69 1 months
1.2 1X D
12/7/2011
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 1  type 2 weight loss I had only taken 1 dose in the am and later in the evening experienced nausea. I am very concerned about the information of victoza that it can cause thyroid tumors and cancer what the insert has said about this medication tested on mice. However, it said its still unknown about its effects on human studys, but clearly states it can cause pancreatic problems in humans. I beleive even though the FDA has approved this drug, i think its not safe to take this drug yet because of those risks involved. Sorry FDA, but i have quit taking this drug after i have read this information. M 48
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11/5/2011
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 3  High bed time glucose readings At .6 dosage had slight headache and mild nausea..totally tolerable At 1.2 dosage have gas, fould smelling belching, noisy stomach and rotten breath. I know this slows down the absorbtion of food in the stomach but I feel like the food is just laying there rottening. I am still having morning lows in the 70s but my bed time numbers have come down to low 100's compared to low 200s. I will try to stick this out for a couple more weeks as other posts have mentioned the symptoms lessening and I would love to have some weight loss. If they don't then I will have to stop this drug. The foul smell and rumbling stomach is really embarrassing! F 48 18 days
1.2 1X D
10/14/2011

 3  Type 2 Diabetes Severe stomach pain, stomach spasms, nausea, diarrhea, headache, esophageal spasms and slight loss of weight. This drug is not worth the pain you have to go through again and again just to lose a few pounds. F 47 16 months
1.8 1X D
9/19/2011
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 5  Diabetes Loss of appetite, Headache, nausea, tiredness. Works wonders for me. Started June 9th 2011. Lost 49 lbs in 3.5 months. Stopped all insulin injections first week. BG was 340 to 400 with insulin injections before victoza. After Victoza BG is 89 to 120. Heaven sent for me. M 46 3.5 months
1.8 1X D
9/13/2011
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 3  type 2 diabetes to start the usual, sickness ,but now ive found that its causing major heartbeat probs when i try to do anything wich also makes me very breathless this has got my sugars well down from 19/ 22 to 7/9 wich for me is brill as i do like my chocky and stuff but very anoyed of this effect that has accured now F 41 11 months
1.2 1X D
9/1/2011
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 5  Diabetic None Works wonderful!!! Lost 22 pounds so far and have been using it 5 months now. Would recomend to anyone to give it a try. My A1C went from 9.9 to 7.3 the first 3 months. F 58
1X D
8/17/2011

 2  Type 2 Diabetter Severe nausea; diarrhea; stomach pain. I switched to Victoza from Janumet with hopes of achieving better HgA1C control (mine had been running approx 7.0-7.1). At my first 3 month check up with my MD after the switch to Victoza, my A1C had risen to 7.7. I asked to stop the med since my quality of life was suffering (ex: constant N/D> immediately having to run to the bathroom after eating a meal). He asked me to continue taking Victoza for another 3 months to see if things improved. The side effects seemed to improve somewhat; but I would still get occasional nausea and diarrhea, plus also these occasional sharp shooting pains and discomfort in my upper abdominal region. In addition, my weight increased by several pound. At my next 3 month check up, my A1C had risen even higher to 8.5. At that time, I asked my MD if we could stop it and and restart the Janumet. He agreed. Victoza did not work for me at all. F 56 6 months
1.2 1X D
8/8/2011
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 5  TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGARS/REDUCE WEIGHT LOVE THIS DRUG...NO SIDE AFFECTS AT ALL,IT HAS WORKED FOR ME BETTER THEN ANY OTHER DIETS/MEDS I HAVE EVER TAKEN... I WAS SCEPTICAL TO USE AT FIRST BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS,HOWEVER IT HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS DRUG FOR ME.......... THANKS VICTOZA I HAVE LOST 25# IN ONLY 28 DAYS THE DOCTORS ARE PLEASED AND SO AM I.... F 73 28 days
1.2 1X D
7/24/2011
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 2  Diabetes Fast heartbeat - tachycardia Had to stop this drug and go back to Byetta. Heart rate was too fast. M 55 2 months
1X D
6/6/2011

 5  Type II First week on .6ml, dizzy one day, diarrhea 2 days, upset stomach 2 days. None of these affect occured at the same time. So, basically I was having some kind of a problem for 5 days in the first week. Endo, put me on Victoza as A1C was 7.3. He prescribed .6 for 1 week, 1.2 for 2 weeks then onto 1.8. I never dialed up to 1.2 as I didn't want to get sick again after the first week. I gradually dialed an extra click past .6 over a 3 week period to avoid some of the problems. I did -- I stop with only 5 clicks past .6 --- bacically it's 1/2 between .6 and 1.2 or .9. This is where I've been. A1C is now 6.4. Lost 10 lbs. the first week, gained back 8. Probably from not eating from being sick. With summer being here I will be more active -- hopefully I'll be able to lose more weight -- this will help to low my A1C. I've been very pleased with Victoza -- except for the cost. The drug has helpped me to control my diabeties. M 62 4 months
.9 ml 1X D
5/31/2011
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