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Review: could Victoza cause Kidney failure?

Summary: Kidney failure could be caused by Victoza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Simvastatin, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 12,073 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 63 have Kidney failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney failure and more.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 12,083 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 63 people (0.52%) have Kidney Failure. They amount to 0.01% of all the 428,446 people who have Kidney Failure on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney failure in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Kidney failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney failure58.14%39.53%2.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Kidney failure58.42%41.58%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney failure0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.75%13.75%82.50%

Severity of Kidney failure when taking Victoza ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (63 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypertension (16 people, 25.40%)
  3. Weight decreased (6 people, 9.52%)
  4. Hypercholesterolaemia (6 people, 9.52%)
  5. Arthritis (6 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (26 people, 41.27%)
  2. Lisinopril (23 people, 36.51%)
  3. Lantus (22 people, 34.92%)
  4. Metformin hcl (21 people, 33.33%)
  5. Celebrex (18 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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