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Review: could Victoza cause Diarrhea?





Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Victoza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,118 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,007 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Victoza and have Diarrhea >>>

Victoza

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

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.(latest reports from Diarrhea 137,983 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 12,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 1,007 people (8.31%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea66.11%27.62%3.35%2.93%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Victoza * :

FemaleMale
Diarrhea63.90%36.10%

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Victoza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.00%0.11%0.54%3.78%18.55%24.70%52.32%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Victoza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (896 people, 88.98%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (51 people, 5.06%)
  3. Hypertension (43 people, 4.27%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (29 people, 2.88%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (18 people, 1.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (155 people, 15.39%)
  2. Lantus (72 people, 7.15%)
  3. Metformin (70 people, 6.95%)
  4. Simvastatin (54 people, 5.36%)
  5. Aspirin (50 people, 4.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have been losing a lot of hair since i started using victoria. does the hair loss slow down or stop all together once you have been on the medication for a year or more?
    (Asked by a 57 year old woman who has Hair Loss In Women, and takes Victoza)
    I am losing a lot of hair. Will it stop and will the hair grow back in?
  • Could any of the following drugs cause bullous pemphigoid
    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Diabetic, Bullous Pemphigoid , and takes Lisinopril, Metformin, Victoza)
    I have not developed blisters, just hives. I have been tested for most common allergies and appear not to have allergies. I have seen some descriptions on line and with drugs that seem t indicate a relation between these drugs and Bullous pemphigoid, but I have not been able to find more than a line or so about this. Does anyone have more info??
  • Is taking imodium a few days after taking aloe vera gel safe? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 16 year old girl who has Diarrhea, and takes Aloe Vera Gel)
    I have diarrhea from taking aloe Vera gel and I really need to get rid of it, I bought the aloe Vera gel on about Monday of this week. I have been having diarrhea from this aloe Vera gel since a day after I took it. I was wondering if it was safe to take Imodium for my diarrhea four days after i drank the aloe Vera gel.
  • Can someone on warfarin take imodium?
    (Asked by a 77 year old woman who has Diarrhea, and takes Coumadin)
    I have diarrhea and would like to know if imodium interferes with coumadin which I take every day.? Thank you
  • I have pouchitis.is there any cure for it.antibiotics do not help.is there any chance that imuran will help or something else?help please! (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
    Since I was 16 years old I strugle with Ulcerative Colitis.Year and a half ago my colon was removed.So, now I have J-pouch and it seems that colon removement caused severe pouchitis.When I use antibiotics it seems that everything is good,but when i stop using them ,everything gets even worse.

    I tried low dose of corticosteroides,colifoam but nothing seems to be working,so I am desperate.

    Now for a two and a half months I have been using Imuran(Azathioprine).Can you tell is it going to help me, or should I try something else.

    Please!Can somebody help me?

    Thank you in advance.

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