Review: could Victoza cause Kidney Failure?


Summary

Kidney failure 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, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus . We study 22,195 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 158 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

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Victoza

Victoza has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from Victoza 22,251 users)

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure (loss of kidney function) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, acute kidney failure, sepsis, diarrhea (latest reports from 80,375 Kidney failure patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

22,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza.
Among them, 158 people (0.71%) have Kidney Failure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Victoza cause Kidney failure?

Time on Victoza when people have Kidney Failure *:

  • < 1 month: 36.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.51 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.52 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.7 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Victoza *:

  • female: 60.93 %
  • male: 39.07 %

Age of people who have Kidney Failure when taking Victoza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.88 %
  • 40-49: 15.79 %
  • 50-59: 21.05 %
  • 60+: 62.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (107 people, 67.72%)
  • Hypertension (32 people, 20.25%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (18 people, 11.39%)
  • Pain (7 people, 4.43%)
  • Diuretic Therapy (6 people, 3.80%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Metformin (26 people, 16.46%)
  • Lantus (20 people, 12.66%)
  • Metformin Hcl (15 people, 9.49%)
  • Simvastatin (14 people, 8.86%)
  • Crestor (14 people, 8.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dehydration (40 people, 25.32%)
  • Vomiting (25 people, 15.82%)
  • Diarrhoea (22 people, 13.92%)
  • Nausea (20 people, 12.66%)
  • Weight Decreased (19 people, 12.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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