Victoza® (liraglutide) prescription available online

If you have type 2 diabetes, Victoza® can help. Victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Get a new prescription or refill of Victoza® today from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About Victoza® 

Victoza® is considered a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, which functions by improving blood glucose control, as well as insulin levels in the body. Like any glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, this medication can only be used for type 2 diabetes. It is ineffective against type 1 diabetes because it will not inject actual insulin into the body.

Some conditions that Victoza® is known to treat include type 2 diabetes, including cases where the patient has a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Victoza® is available only by prescription. This drug is currently not available in any generic forms.

Victoza® may be prescribed as an injection. The medication is provided in the form of a compact medical device that has a similar appearance to a pen. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

It is important to follow the doctor's instructions carefully. This will ensure the medicine helps to control blood sugar effectively. Proper use of Victoza® as part of the medication treatment plan also reduces the risk of low blood sugar, which can result in serious side-effects. Patients should also learn how to discard medical supplies safely when they use Victoza® to help lower high blood sugar levels. This may include using a local waste disposal company to assist in this process. Full preparation and usage instructions can be found in the container that comes with the medication, which further helps the patient understand how they should effectively use the medicine.

Victoza® uses

There is only a single FDA-approved use for Victoza®. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

    The FDA has approved the use of Victoza® in patients who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This medication is also an appropriate choice for type 2 diabetes patients who have heart disease risks. The medicine may provide a significant reduction in the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

    It is important to note that this medication is most effective when combined with healthy lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes are important for long-term diabetes management and health. An appropriate diabetic diet and healthy fitness plan are crucial for good diabetic control as well as decreasing the risk of side effects or low blood sugar related to medications.

    Committed to delivering personalized solutions for our patients, we recognize Victoza® (liraglutide) as an outstanding option for many. Yet, we want to suggest alternative choices, ensuring patients can access the most fitting treatment for type 2 diabetes. Our doctors may recommend or prescribe various GLP-1 options depending on availability and individual preferences. Explore these selections:

    • Ozempic® (semaglutide): Ozempic® comes in a once-weekly injectable format, ensuring reliable blood sugar management and offering the added advantage of reducing cardiovascular risk.

    • Semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic®): Due to limited Ozempic® supply, our doctors can prescribe compounded semaglutide, the active ingredient, in specific states, as long as Ozempic® remains on the FDA shortage list. It works similarly to branded Ozempic®.*

    • Rybelsus® (semaglutide): This oral GLP-1 medication introduces a convenient option for those favoring a pill over injections, ensuring effective regulation of blood sugar levels.

    • Mounjaro® (tirzepatide): As a dual-action GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonist, Mounjaro® stands out, offering a comprehensive strategy for managing diabetes and effectively regulating blood sugar levels.

    • Trulicity® (dulaglutide): Known for its user-friendly design, Trulicity® features a pre-filled, disposable pen, providing a convenient and once-weekly injection method for consistent blood sugar control.

    • Bydureon® (exenatide): Bydureon®'s uniqueness lies in its extended-release formulation, requiring only once-weekly injections, making it an ideal choice for those appreciating the convenience of fewer injections.

    *Availability for compounded semaglutide is currently limited to residents in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, WA, WY. Although compounded semaglutide is not FDA-approved, our pharmacy provider complies with all federal and state laws and FDA regulations.

Victoza® side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Victoza® are typically relatively mild. Most Victoza® side effects are associated with the digestive system. Victoza® has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Abdominal pain

    • Diarrhea

    • Constipation

    • Tiredness

    • Dizziness

    • Headaches

    A large number of individuals experience nausea as a side-effect when they start to use Victoza® for the first time. This common side-effect generally only lasts for a short while.

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Kidney Problems: There are some rare cases where patients develop kidney problems when they use Victoza® to assist in managing their blood sugar. Potential signs of kidney problems include difficulty urinating or pain during urination. Swelling may also develop in the ankles and feet. When you have problems with your kidneys, you may also feel tired and there is a risk that you may also experience shortness of breath.

    • Pancreatitis: Some reports have also associated Victoza® with pancreatitis. If this happens, you may require insulin treatment to help increase insulin levels in the blood. People who treat diabetes with Victoza® should look out for severe pain that affects the upper abdomen. The pain may spread toward the back. Pancreatitis may also cause an increase in heart rate or cause nausea.

    • Hypoglycemia: Sometimes, blood sugar levels decline too much. This can cause serious low blood sugar. In this case, the patient is at risk of experiencing confusion, a rapid heart rate, slurred speech, faster breathing, and fainting. Convulsions can sometimes also occur with severe low blood sugar. This is why patients should educate themselves on the signs of low blood sugar and ensure they have a way to treat it.

    • Thyroid Tumors: Some reports have associated the use of Victoza® to an increased risk of thyroid tumors too. The medullary thyroid carcinoma may appear as a lump in the patient's neck. The patient may find it hard to swallow and have a hoarse voice. Shortness of breath can also occur when Thyroid cancer develops as a complication.

    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. Victoza® is generally not used in the treatment of children, as these cases are usually associated with type 1 diabetes. This is not a type 1 diabetes medication.

How to take Victoza®

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Victoza® prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Victoza® can come in differnt forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific insturctions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed once per day. Some specific instructions may include the appropriate timing of each dose and the amount of the liquid that needs to be injecterd. The doctor will also talk about possible drug interactions with the patient. This ensures the patient understands which drugs they should not take with Victoza®. If you havae a medication history of heart disease, thyroid cancer, and similar condistions, mention this to your doctor. The doctor may also look at your personal or family history to determine the risks involved with using Victoza®.

What to avoid while taking Victoza®

Victoza® has two major drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Do not use Victoza® if you already use insulin medication to help control your blood sugar. This further increases the risk of hypoglycemia. You should also not combine this medication with other oral diabetes medications.

Some oral medicines that may interact with Victoza® include:

It is essential to report any unexpected side effects to your doctor when you take Victoza®. This includes a decreased appetite or signs of an allergic reaction. Also, make sure you understand the symptoms of high blood sugar, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome, and the development of a severe infection.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Victoza®.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may have an impact on blood sugar control. Some alcoholic beverages contain high sugar contents. This can increase the risk of high blood sugar. This can make it harder for the medicine to do its job. If you drink excessively, then it may rather increase the risk of hypoglycemia.

Victoza® prescription FAQs

  • How much does Victoza® cost?

    If you need to use Victoza®, then there are several things to keep in mind when trying to determine the cost. First, consider the dose that you are prescribed. Most people start with a small dose for the first week. The dose is then gradually increased until your blood sugar levels stabilize. Keep in mind that the cost of Victoza® can also differ among various pharmacies.

  • How can I refill my Victoza® prescription?

    It is a good idea to keep your prescription with a specific pharmacy that you prefer to use. This way, you can pick up your prescription every month. This also makes it easy to pick up nonprescription drugs that you use alongside the Victoza®.

  • When should you not give Victoza®?

    Do not give someone Victoza® if they need medical help for type 1 diabetes. This medication will not treat type 1 diabetes. It is also important not to give the medication to people with kidney problems or a medical history of cancer. Individuals who experienced serious symptoms of drugs in the same class.

  • How long does it take for Victoza® to work after the injection?

    The drug does not provide immediate effects, as it takes a while for the body to get used to the drug. This is why you will likely start out with a small dose on a daily basis. After about a week, the next dose is increased a bit. You should start to see improvements in a few weeks. With this said, there are some short-term results that you may also notice.

  • Is it better to take Victoza® at night or in the morning?

    Due to the mechanism by which Victoza® works, it is usually advised to take medicine in the morning. You should still consult with your doctor in order to determine if this is the right timing for your particular case.

  • What are the dangers of taking Victoza®?

    Victoza® has caused serious side effects in the past. This includes the development of kidney problems, as well as thyroid cancer. It is also possible for Victoza® to cause dangerously low blood sugar levels in some cases.

  • Who should not take Victoza®?

    People with type 1 diabetes should not take Victoza®. It is also important not to use this medication if you have a medical history of kidney problems, gallbladder diseases or if you are currently using a different type of antidiabetic drug.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Victoza®?

    You should take the missed dose once you remember. With this said, do not take the missed dose if it is already time for the next dose. Do not take more of the medication to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Victoza®?

    A high blood concentration of the active chemicals in Victoza® significantly increases the risk of severe hypoglycemia. Other risks associated with the medicine are also increased when you take too much of this drug.

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