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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Victoza is a prescription type 2 diabetes medication used to lower blood sugar levels and effectively get Type 2 diabetics down to the 7% A1C score threshold. This medication is a GLP-agonist drug that takes a 3-way approach to regulating blood glucose. Food is slowed when leaving the stomach, sugar production by the liver is restricted, and it also results in more insulin production from the pancreas. This makes it more effective for blood sugar control for certain patients. It may also be a better fit for people with Type 2 diabetes and the risk of cardiovascular events and is approved for children 10 years of age and up.
Victoza pen is only to be used as indicated in your prescription, and only administer what is the correct dosage as provided with your pen - either a 0.6mg / 1.2mg / 1.8mg dosage that is administered once a day
Injection is always administered under the skin of your belly, thigh, or upper arm 1x a day. Never exceed the dosage guidelines and consult with your doctor again if you are unable to keep blood glucose in check.
The active ingredient in Victoza is Liraglutide.
Let your doctor know of any history of pancreas, liver, or kidney problems before starting on this medication. Slowed emptying of stomach (gastroparesis) may also mean your doctor deems you unsuitable to use Victoza for Type 2 diabetes.
Let your doctor know if you or anyone in your family has had Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome (endocrine system condition) before beginning on Victoza
Never mix Victoza with insulin with the same injection
Medication is not for Type 1 diabetes treatment and doctors may advise against Victoza for weight loss for diabetics
Victoza is not approved for use with children under 10 years of age
The risk of negative drug interactions exists between Victoza and other Rx medications, including amlodipine, atorvastatin, furosemide, levothyroxine, and hydrochlorothiazide as well as other oral diabetes medications. Inform your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Victoza online.
Side effects from Victoza are not common, but some users may experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), elevated heartbeats, nausea, dizziness, or fatigue. If side effects are seen you may want to stop medication use and speak with your doctor again to discuss other Type 2 diabetes treatment medications.