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Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml

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FORMULALiraglutide 6 mg / 1 ml
COMPANYNovo Nordisk
TYPEInjection
About

About

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is designed to aid in the release of insulin in the body. Insulin is a natural hormone produced by the human body and helps maintain ideal blood glucose levels in the body of individuals suffering from diabetes; throughout the day.

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is available in a pen (filled with solution) that is meant to be injected into the patient’s skin (in the subcutaneous tissue) and can be done by trained medical health care professionals or more commonly by the patient themselves. An attendant/guardian or nurse may also administer the drug if the patient is unable to do it themselves.

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml needs to be kept refrigerated at a temperature of 2-8° Celsius. Make sure to discard Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml immediately, if it turns milky or cloudy. The site of injection is advised to be changed after each injection. Ideal injection locations are the individual's thigh, abdominal wall, buttocks, or shoulder area. Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is to be injected once a day, at any time, regardless of meal consumption.

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is not recommended for patients aged 10 years or younger, nor is it prescribed to pregnant and/or lactating women; therefore, women who are planning to start a family while undergoing treatment with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml are advised to consult their physicians. Patients are also advised to inform their doctors before ingesting any other drugs along with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml as certain blood thinners, oral contraceptives, and paracetamol are said to negatively react with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml.

Indications

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml can be used to treat:

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 

How Does Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Work

 When the body is experiencing high blood glucose levels,Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml promotes the release and extra production of the hormone insulin by the pancreas to help bring raised glucose levels down to normal.

How To Use Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is available in pens (filled with a clear solution) that are meant to be injected into the patient’s skin (in the subcutaneous tissue) and can be done by trained medical health care professionals or more commonly by the patient themselves. An attendant/guardian or nurse may also administer the drug if the patient is unable to do it themselves.

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml comes packaged as a clear sterile solution but if it turns milky or cloudy, at any time; it is to be discarded immediately. Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml may be administered at any time during the day regardless of meal ingestion; though doctors advise their patients to select a time period for having medicines, to help patients remember. Alternatively, an alarm may be set as well as a reminder

The site of injection is advised to be changed after each injection. Ideal injection locations are the individual's thigh, abdominal wall, buttocks, or shoulder area. If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

An injection is commonly administered once throughout the day. Dosage may be altered in a week depending on the patient’s needs and any adverse effects that the patient might experience.

Child Dosage

An injection is commonly administered once throughout the day. Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is not prescribed to patients aged 10 years and below.

Elderly Dosage 

An injection is commonly administered once throughout the day. Dosage may be altered in a week depending on the patient’s needs and any adverse effects that the patient might experience.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

There isn't enough evidence to suggest that Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is safe or unsafe to be prescribed to expectant and/or lactating mothers, therefore, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to start a family while undergoing treatment with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml, it’s best to consult a physician before ingesting any drug.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml or any other drug or ingredient
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 
  • diabetic ketoacidosis 
  • Diabetic gastroparesis
  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Moderate to severe Gastrointestinal disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Pancreatic disease/impairment 
  • Patients aged 10 years and younger 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml:

  • Mild to moderate Pancreatic disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate Thyroid disease/impairment 
  • Hypoglycaemia 
  • Dehydration 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml:

  • Sulphonylureas 
  • Paracetamol 
  • Blood thinners (such as Warfarin)
  • Atorvastatin
  • Griseofulvin 
  • Digoxin 
  • Lisinopril 
  • Oral contraceptives 
  • Insulin

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Skin rash 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Hypoglycaemia 
  • Decrease in appetite 
  • Gastrointestinal reflux 
  • Stomach cramps

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea - Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you are sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

FAQ’S

#1. How To Store Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml?

Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml?

Not all pain killers are safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml. Patients are asked to consult with their physician before ingesting any drugs while undergoing treatment with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml.

#3. Is Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes, Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 65 years and above.

#4. Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me With My Condition?

Yes. You can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes to help with high blood glucose levels. These include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with a cut down on processed sugar, and incorporating physical activity into our daily routine.

#5. Will Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6. Can I Take Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml During My Pregnancy?

No, Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#7. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea)
  • Headache
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Skin rash 

#8. Will Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Affect My Fertility?

No, there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#9. Is It Safe To Have Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Along With Oral Contraceptives?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml.

#10. Does Victoza Pre-filled pen 6mg/ml Injection 3 ml Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.



 

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