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Review: Lantus and Victoza





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 508 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 Lantus 50,275 users)

Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Victoza 12,226 users)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 508 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)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a
Victoza is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/an/a

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 AcuteNauseaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedMyocardial InfarctionAnaphylactic ReactionMuscular WeaknessDizzinessDiarrhoea
DehydrationAbdominal Pain UpperPancreatitisParonychiaInfectionDyspnoeaDisorientationWeight Decreased
PancreatitisRenal FailureDehydrationViral PericarditisHeart Rate IncreasedRashDecreased Appetite
VomitingDecreased AppetiteGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedThyroid CancerMalaiseRhinorrhoeaBlood Glucose Decreased
Renal FailureNephrolithiasisGamma-glutamyltransferase IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisVomitingVomiting
Abdominal PainAbdominal HerniaFatigueLiver Function Test AbnormalPulmonary EmbolismChillsPancreatitis Acute
ConstipationDiarrhoeaWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedPyrexiaDeep Vein ThrombosisDementiaPancreatitis
Renal Failure AcuteLipase IncreasedBlood Pressure IncreasedLipase IncreasedThirstBlood UrineAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lantus is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
Victoza is effective20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaBlood Glucose Increased
DiarrhoeaNausea
Decreased AppetiteWeight Decreased
Blood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoea
Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
Weight DecreasedPancreatitis Acute
VomitingVomiting
PancreatitisDecreased Appetite
HeadachePancreatitis
Pancreatitis AcuteRenal Failure Acute

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lantus is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
10.53%
(2 of 19 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
Victoza is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
20.00%
(4 of 20 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aDisease RecurrenceHypokalaemian/aBlood Glucose IncreasedNauseaPancreatitis AcuteNausea
Retinal Vein ThrombosisPancreatitis AcuteCardiac FailurePancreatitisNauseaBlood Glucose Increased
Diabetic KetoacidosisBlood Glucose DecreasedRashBlood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoea
Vulvovaginal RashWeight IncreasedHeadacheWeight DecreasedDecreased Appetite
Pulmonary OedemaDiabetic KetoacidosisDiarrhoeaBlood Glucose Decreased
Decreased AppetiteDisorientationPancreatitisVomiting
OedemaBlood Potassium DecreasedDecreased AppetiteWeight Decreased
Gastric DisorderRetinal Vein OcclusionVomitingAsthenia
Lung InfectionAccidental OverdoseBlood Glucose DecreasedDehydration
Blood Pressure IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedRenal Failure AcuteDizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

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

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

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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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