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Review: taking Victoza and Metformin together

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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Victoza and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,300 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.


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On Apr, 7, 2015: 2,299 people who take Victoza, Metformin are studied

Victoza, Metformin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Victoza (liraglutide)
- Metformin (metformin hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Victoza is effective83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
(11 of 19 people)
(9 of 13 people)
(5 of 10 people)
(3 of 10 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Metformin is effective100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(1 of 12 people)
(5 of 19 people)
(4 of 18 people)
(1 of 8 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Victoza is effective56.76%
(21 of 37 people)
(13 of 26 people)
Metformin is effective29.27%
(12 of 41 people)
(4 of 27 people)

Drug effectiveness by age :

Victoza is effectiven/an/an/an/a33.33%
(4 of 12 people)
(8 of 26 people)
(16 of 48 people)
(6 of 26 people)
Metformin is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(2 of 12 people)
(5 of 27 people)
(6 of 50 people)
(3 of 28 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaPancreatitisPancreatitisPancreatitis AcuteTension HeadacheRenal Failure AcuteGastric UlcerNausea
VomitingPancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcutePancreatitisDyspnoeaVomitingPvc (premature Ventricular Contraction)Blood Glucose Increased
Pancreatitis AcuteNauseaRenal Failure AcuteCardiac FailureAortic AneurysmLactic AcidosisChillsPancreatitis Acute
DiarrhoeaAbdominal PainWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedCardiac FailureReflux GastritisVomitingVomiting
PancreatitisWeight DecreasedBlood Calcitonin IncreasedPancreatic CarcinomaNauseaCerebral InfarctionPancreatitisPancreatitis
Abdominal PainVomitingAbdominal PainGlycosylated Haemoglobin IncreasedRenal Failure AcuteMuscle TwitchingHepatitisWeight Decreased
Renal Failure AcuteDiarrhoeaThyroid NeoplasmHepatic Enzyme IncreasedDiabetic KetoacidosisMuscle CrampsWeight DecreasedDiarrhoea
DehydrationLipase IncreasedCholelithiasisFatiguePancreatitis AcuteMuscle AchesRenal FailureDecreased Appetite
Decreased AppetiteRenal FailureFallNauseaPancreatic PseudocystStomach UpsetDiarrheaAbdominal Pain
DizzinessRenal Failure AcuteNauseaAbdominal Pain UpperDiarrheaLow Platelet CountNauseaBlood Glucose Decreased

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
DiarrhoeaPancreatitis Acute
Weight DecreasedWeight Decreased
Decreased AppetiteVomiting
Pancreatitis AcuteDiarrhoea
PancreatitisDecreased Appetite
Abdominal PainAbdominal Pain
Blood Glucose DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aNauseaMaternal Exposure During PregnancyNauseaNauseaNauseaNausea
PainFoetal DeathVomitingPancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcuteBlood Glucose Increased
MyalgiaHypoglycaemiaMalaiseDiarrhoeaPancreatitisWeight Decreased
Pancreatitis AcuteDrug Exposure During PregnancyDiarrhoeaVomitingDiarrhoeaVomiting
DiarrhoeaAbortion SpontaneousDizzinessPancreatitisVomitingDecreased Appetite
HeadacheBlood Glucose AbnormalFatigueWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedDiarrhoea
PancreatitisPancreatitisFlatulenceBlood Glucose IncreasedPancreatitis Acute
Colon Cancer Stage IiiAbdominal DiscomfortBlood Glucose IncreasedAbdominal Pain UpperPancreatitis
Abdominal PainBlood Glucose IncreasedAbdominal DiscomfortDecreased AppetiteBlood Glucose Decreased
Myocardial InfarctionAngioedemaAbdominal PainAbdominal PainDizziness

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Victoza (liraglutide) is often used to treat diabetes. Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) 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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