Victoza

Victoza

liraglutide

Manufacturer:

Novo Nordisk

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Liraglutide
Indications/Uses
Adults, adolescents & childn ≥10 yr w/ type 2 DM in combination w/ oral glucose-lowering drugs &/or insulin together w/ diet & exercise to provide sufficient glycaemic control. Reduce risk of major adverse CV events (MACE) eg, CV death, non-fatal MI & stroke in adults w/ type 2 diabetes who have established or at high risk for CV disease.
Dosage/Direction for Use
SC Initially 0.6 mg daily, may be increased to 1.2 mg after at least 1 wk. Max: 1.8 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Preferably administered at the same time each day.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Not to be inj IV or IM. Not to be used in type 1 DM or diabetic ketoacidosis. Not an insulin substitute. Discontinue use if pancreatitis is suspected. Not recommended in CHF NYHA class IV, inflammatory bowel disease; diabetic gastroparesis. Preexisting thyroid disease; hypoglycaemia. Ensure adequate fluid intake. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Not recommended in end-stage renal disease or severe hepatic impairment. Not to be used during pregnancy & lactation. Childn & adolescents <10 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, diarrhoea. Nasopharyngitis, bronchitis; hypoglycaemia, anorexia, decreased appetite; headache, dizziness; increased heart rate; vomiting, dyspepsia, upper abdominal pain, constipation, gastritis, flatulence, abdominal distension & discomfort, GERD, toothache; rash; fatigue, inj site reactions; increased lipase & amylase.
Drug Interactions
Frequent monitoring of INR w/ warfarin & other coumarin derivatives.
MIMS Class
Antidiabetic Agents
ATC Classification
A10BJ02 - liraglutide ; Belongs to the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Victoza soln for inj 6 mg/mL
Packing/Price
3 mL x 2 × 1's
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