Victoza Solution for Injection

Victoza Solution for Injection

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Introduction Victoza Solution for Injection is a medicine used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness. Proper control of diabetes also helps to lower your chances of a heart attack or a stroke. Victoza Solution for Injection belongs to the GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) group of diabetes medicines. It works by helping your body produce insulin and by reducing appetite. It also helps to reduce weight in some people. This medicine should be stored in a refrigerator until you need it but do not freeze it. It is normally injected under the skin once daily. The dose will depend on your condition and what other diabetes medicines you are taking. You can use it at any time of the day with or without food but try to use it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Your doctor or nurse will show you how and where to inject the medicine. Follow the instructions carefully. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet and regular exercise as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes. The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased appetite. It can also lead to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) especially if you are also taking other medicines like insulin or sulphonylureas for treatment of diabetes. To prevent this, it is important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary candy or glucose candy with you. Before using it, let your doctor know if you have any pancreas or stomach problems or severe dehydration (loss of body water) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes characterized by too much acid and ketones in your blood). This medicine may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before using this medicine. If you experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar, do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can do them safely. Uses of Victoza Solution for Injection Type 2 diabetes mellitus Benefits of Victoza Solution for Injection In Type 2 diabetes mellitus Victoza Solution for Injection is an injectable medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. It helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. Side effects of Victoza Solution for Injection Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you?re worried about them Common side effects of Victoza Constipation Decreased appetite Diarrhea Nausea Vomiting Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level) How to use Victoza Solution for Injection Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine. How Victoza Solution for Injection works Victoza Solution for Injection is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down digestion, and reduces appetite. Safety Advice Alcohol UNSAFE It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Victoza Solution for Injection. Pregnancy CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR Victoza Solution for Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor. Breastfeeding CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR Victoza Solution for Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Driving SAFE Victoza Solution for Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive. Kidney SAFE IF PRESCRIBED Victoza Solution for Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Victoza Solution for Injection is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Liver CAUTION Victoza Solution for Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Victoza Solution for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Victoza Solution for Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease. What if you forget to take Victoza Solution for Injection? If you miss a dose of Victoza Solution for Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.


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