VICTOZA- liraglutide injection, solution
Read this Medication Guide before you start using Victoza and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about Victoza?
What is Victoza?
Victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise.
Who should not use Victoza?
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using Victoza?
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Victoza may affect the way some medicines work and some medicines may affect the way Victoza works.
Before using Victoza, talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking other medicines to treat diabetes, including insulin or sulfonylureas.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use Victoza?
Your dose of Victoza and other diabetes medicines may need to change because of:
What are the possible side effects of Victoza?
The most common side effects of Victoza may include headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, anti-liraglutide antibodies in your blood.
Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Victoza.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of Victoza.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Victoza for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Victoza to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Victoza. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Victoza that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to victoza.com or call 1-877-484-2869.
What are the ingredients in Victoza?
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Manufactured by: Novo Nordisk A/S, DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark
Victoza® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
Victoza® is covered by US Patent Nos. 6,268,343, 6,458,924, 7,235,627, 8,114,833 and other patents pending. Victoza® pen is covered by US Patent Nos. 6,004,297, RE 43,834, RE 41,956 and other patents pending.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) injection
First read the Medication Guide that comes with your Victoza pen and then read these Patient Instructions for Use for information about how to use your Victoza pen the right way.
These instructions do not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
Do not share your Victoza Pen with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
Your Victoza pen contains 3 mL of Victoza and will deliver doses of 0.6 mg, 1.2 mg or 1.8 mg. The number of doses that you can take with a Victoza pen depends on the dose of medicine that is prescribed for you. Your healthcare provider will tell you how much Victoza to take.
Victoza pen should be used with Novo Nordisk disposable needles. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information about needles for your Victoza pen.
First Time Use for Each New Pen
Step A. Check the Pen
Step B. Attach the Needle
Step C. Dial to the Flow Check Symbol
This step is done only ONCE for each new pen and is ONLY required the first time you use a new pen.
Step D. Prepare the Pen
If you still see no drop of Victoza, use a new pen and contact Novo Nordisk at 1-877-484-2869.
Continue to Step G under "Routine Use" →
Step E. Check the Pen
Step F. Attach the Needle
Step G. Dial the Dose
Step H. Injecting the Dose
Step I. Withdraw Needle
Step J. Remove and Dispose of the Needle
Caring for your Victoza pen
How should I store Victoza?
Pen in use: