Victoza is a medication for type 2 diabetes treatment formulated to lower blood sugar levels and improve the ability of Type 2 diabetics to get A1C test scores down to 7% or lower. Victoza is a GLP-agonist medication that works in 3 ways to control blood glucose. It slows food leaving the stomach, prevents sugar production by the liver, and then promotes more insulin production from the pancreas. It may also be a better fit for people with the risk of cardiovascular events while Type 2 diabetic and is approved for children 10 years of age and up.
Use your Victoza pen only as indicated in your prescription.
Injection should be made under the skin of your belly, thigh, or upper arm once a day. Do not inject at the same location more than once to avoid the risk of lipodystrophy. Continue to rotate your injection sites between the 3 given body locations.
Wipe rubber seal with alcohol / remove protective seal from a new needle.
Line up needle with pen and keep it straight as you screw it on.
Turn dose selector until flow check symbol (--) lines up with pointer – this is only required for a NEW Victoza pen and will only need to be done once.
Take off outer cap but keep it to remove used needle after injection / take off inner needle cap and discard it.
Hold the pen with the needle pointing upwards / tap the cartridge so that any air bubbles rise up towards the needle.
Press the injection button all the way in and confirm that insulin comes out of the needle tip.
Turn the dose selector until your needed dose lines up with the pointer (0.6mg, 1.2mg or 1.8mg).
Insert the needle into skin at proper injection site as indicated in your prescription and discussed with your doctor.
Keep the needle under the skin for a full count of 6 seconds to make sure the full dose is injected. Keep your thumb on the injection button until you remove the needle from your skin.
Remove and discard needle only as shown in your prescription and dispose of responsibly.
More detailed information on Victoza pen injections will be included with your prescription or available online at the manufacturer’s (Novo Nordisk) website.
The active ingredient in Victoza is Liraglutide.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of pancreas, liver or kidney problems, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome (endocrine system condition), or gastroparesis (emptying of stomach) before starting on Victoza.
Victoza should never be mixed with insulin with the same injection.
Medication is not for Type 1 diabetes treatment and Victoza will not be prescribed for weight loss.
Victoza pen is not approved for use with children under 10 years of age.
Negative drug interaction risks are possible between Victoza and other Rx medications, including amlodipine, atorvastatin, furosemide, levothyroxine, and hydrochlorothiazide as well as other oral diabetes medications. Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Victoza 2-pak online.
Side effects from Victoza may occur, and some users may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), elevated heartbeats, nausea, dizziness, or fatigue. If Victoza side effects are experienced, you may want to discontinue use and speak with your doctor again regarding diabetes pen alternatives.