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Review: taking Lantus and Victoza together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lantus and Victoza together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lantus and Victoza. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 510 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.





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What are the drugs

Lantus has active ingredients of insulin glargine recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 50,291 Lantus users)

Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 12,235 Victoza users)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 510 people who take Lantus, Victoza are studied

Lantus, Victoza outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lantus (insulin glargine recombinant)
- Victoza (liraglutide)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lantus is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
Victoza is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(2 of 4 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Lantus is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
(4 of 8 people)
Victoza is effective33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
(4 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Lantus is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(2 of 19 people)
(2 of 6 people)
Victoza is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
(4 of 20 people)
(0 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaPancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcutePancreatitisRenal Failure AcuteCondition AggravatedConfusional ArousalNausea
DiarrhoeaPancreatitisDecreased AppetiteAngina UnstableBlood Pressure IncreasedAmnesiaHeadacheBlood Glucose Increased
Pancreatitis AcuteNauseaPancreatitisMyocardial InfarctionAnaphylactic ReactionMuscular WeaknessDizzinessDiarrhoea
DehydrationAbdominal Pain UpperAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedViral PericarditisInfectionDyspnoeaDisorientationWeight Decreased
PancreatitisRenal FailureDehydrationParonychiaHeart Rate IncreasedRashDecreased Appetite
VomitingDecreased AppetiteWeight DecreasedThyroid CancerMalaiseRhinorrhoeaBlood Glucose Decreased
Renal FailureNephrolithiasisChest PainLipase IncreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisVomitingVomiting
Abdominal PainAbdominal HerniaGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedPulmonary EmbolismChillsPancreatitis Acute
ConstipationDiarrhoeaWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedPancreatitis NecrotisingDeep Vein ThrombosisDementiaPancreatitis
Renal Failure AcuteLipase IncreasedAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedPyrexiaThirstBlood UrineAsthenia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaBlood Glucose Increased
Decreased AppetiteWeight Decreased
Blood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoea
Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Weight DecreasedVomiting
VomitingDecreased Appetite
HeadachePancreatitis Acute
PancreatitisRenal Failure Acute
Pancreatitis AcutePancreatitis

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/aDisease RecurrenceHypokalaemian/aBlood Glucose IncreasedNauseaPancreatitis AcuteNausea
Retinal Vein ThrombosisPancreatitis AcuteCardiac FailurePancreatitisNauseaBlood Glucose Increased
Diabetic KetoacidosisBlood Glucose DecreasedDisorientationBlood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoea
Vulvovaginal RashWeight IncreasedRashWeight DecreasedDecreased Appetite
Pulmonary OedemaDiabetic KetoacidosisDiarrhoeaBlood Glucose Decreased
Decreased AppetiteHeadachePancreatitisVomiting
OedemaBlood Potassium DecreasedDecreased AppetiteWeight Decreased
Gastric DisorderBlood Glucose IncreasedVomitingAsthenia
Lung InfectionRetinal Vein OcclusionBlood Glucose DecreasedDehydration
Blood Pressure IncreasedAccidental OverdoseRenal Failure AcuteDizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • # 3 events over 21 days - chills, vomiting, diarrhea, sulfur smelling burps, reduced cognitive abilities approx. 7 days apart.


  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • get very tired and sleepy
    some confusion and reduced cognition
    some forgetfullness


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Thought that with more exercise my leg muscles would start getting stronger so I'm not sure if it's one of the meds I'm taking that is causing the condition.


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On eHealthMe, Lantus (insulin glargine recombinant) is often used to treat diabetes. Victoza (liraglutide) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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