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Review: Victoza and Metformin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Victoza and Metformin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 2,246 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 1, 2014: 2,246 people who reported to have interactions when taking Victoza, Metformin are studied

Trend of Victoza, Metformin's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (4109261)

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

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Victoza, Metformin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)1,146
Vomiting940
Diarrhoea926
Blood Glucose Increased734
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)729
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)726
Weight Decreased686
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)678
Blood Glucose Decreased310
Abdominal Pain302

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Victoza, Metformin:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)44
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)44
Weight Decreased38
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)28
Pancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)28
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)22
Thyroid Cancer20
Hepatic Enzyme Increased20
Glycosylated Haemoglobin Increased20
Cardiac Failure20

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Victoza0.00%0.00%50.00%41.67%8.33%
Metformin0.00%15.00%70.00%15.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  2. Diabetes mellitus
  3. Hypertension
  4. Blood cholesterol increased
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin
  2. Simvastatin
  3. Glucophage
  4. Actos
  5. Lisinopril

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Victoza (liraglutide) is often used to treat diabetes. Metformin (metformin hydrochloride) is often used to treat type 2 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.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Over past 6+ years, hair has thinned by half.

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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

    hair loss maybe due to thyroid issues?

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • stayed on metformin while in the hospital but took insulin instead of victoza. Symptoms cleared within 24 hours.

    Reply

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