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Review: could Victoza cause Pancreatic cancer (Pancreatic carcinoma)?

Summary: Pancreatic cancer is found among people who take Victoza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes.

We study 12,118 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media. Among them, 101 have Pancreatic cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatic cancer and more.

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


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

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer (pancreatic cancer) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic carcinoma.(latest reports from Pancreatic cancer 7,454 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 12,114 people reported to have side effects when taking Victoza. Among them, 101 people (0.83%) have Pancreatic Cancer.

Trend of Pancreatic cancer in Victoza reports

Time on Victoza when people have Pancreatic cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pancreatic cancer21.92%39.73%27.40%9.59%1.37%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza * :

Pancreatic cancer42.24%57.76%

Age of people who have Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza * :

Pancreatic cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.98%49.02%50.00%

Severity of Pancreatic cancer when taking Victoza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pancreatic cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Pancreatic cancer ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pancreatic cancer0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (87 people, 86.14%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (18 people, 17.82%)
  3. Hypertension (11 people, 10.89%)
  4. Obesity (6 people, 5.94%)
  5. Angina pectoris (5 people, 4.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (35 people, 34.65%)
  2. Amaryl (30 people, 29.70%)
  3. Aspirin (22 people, 21.78%)
  4. Simvastatin (20 people, 19.80%)
  5. Byetta (13 people, 12.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

SadSon (12 months ago):

Hello, My mother was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer which spread to her liver. She was on Victoza for close to a year. There is no history of any kind of cancer in our family, however diabetes is another story. She was given this medication to help lose weight and to help with her type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, she passed away only two months after being diagnosed. She was only 48 and had so much more life to live. It makes me sick to constantly see commercials for this horrible drug. I urge anyone who is or is considering taking this medication to think twice. The drug companies do not care about people, only money. I love my mom more than words can say and she has been taken from me all so Novo Nordisk can make their billions. Please, heed my warnings. It is not worth the risk.
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Lori P (1 year ago):

I am a 61 year old woman. I have been using Victoza for approximately one year. I got sick in January with stomach pain and in June. I thought I just had the flu. The last two months however have been pure hell. I have had, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, I have been so ill I've to the ER. I have been out of it to the point that I am tired, suffer pain in my back, legs. One day I was so tired I forgot to inject. I felt ok the next day I injected and was horribly sick the next day. Now I'm off the Victoza and I'm not sick. I think this medicine is really bad
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Sally (1 year ago):

Woman aged 52 l have been on vitoza about two years lost 5 stone but the last 7 months have been hell. I stopped it 2 months ago. i have been suffering stomach pain, back pain, have really bad diarrhea, wind pain feel so so tired have no engery, just feel awful. I am awaiting for a CT scan as the hospital want to look at my pancrestis. i am very worried and fed up l can barely keep going for my job .
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Kelly (1 year ago):


I saw your comment on this site. I'm 46 and was given Victoza about a month ago. I'm getting off this drug A.S.A.P.! I've told my doctor I want off it! We'll see what he says! Thanks for sharing!

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Stephanie (2 years ago):

Female age 45 and I took Victoza off and on for two or so years and I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and had the whipple surgery on August 20th 2012 I would advise not to take this drug!
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    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??
  • I want to use victoza with lantus any one who is on this dual therapy what do you think?
    (Asked by a 45 year old man who has Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control, and takes Lantus, Victoza, Lisinopril, Cialis)
    My blood sugar is getting higher my last a1c was 7.5 i am currently taking lantus and humalog with bad results. When i was on victoza my blood sugar was much better i am considering using victoza with lantus any information would be greatly appreciated
  • Does victoza cause anemia?
    (Asked by a 69 year old man who has Stomach Pain, Anemia, Hoarseness, General Lethargy, Dispepsia And Flu Like Symptoms, Occasional Rash, and takes Victoza, Victoza)
    My husband has been taking Victoza foe close to a year now. He is a type 2 diabetic and needed help controlling his Arc and weight so his doctor prescribed victoza. We did not notice a big change in his usual symptoms except a bit more upset stomach than usual. It seemed to help with weight as it suppressed his appetite so we were pleased with that. The stomach pain became much worse over the next few months, however after something becomes part of the regular routine it us easy to think flu or eating habits or just med dosages changing ad the culprit.

    Once the pain became more and more frequent and the days of feeling decent became less and less we had tests and even a colonoscopy. I have looked up all.of the side effects of Victoza and he has around 75% of them. So my last holdout is the anemia. If I Can find some proof that some form or ingredient in the Victoza causes anemia I may be able to Convince doctors that this is the problem.
  • When will the victoza side effects end?
    (Asked by a 48 year old woman who has Diabetes, and takes Victoza)
    I started Victoza at .6 on 6/20, 1.2 on 6/27 and 1.8 on 7/3. I take it at 10 PM I wake up at 9 AM and am sick to my stomach until 2 PM.

    Can't keep anything down, not even water. I feel depressed and anxious and can't work up any desire to do anything. I can't make any decisions. I just feel sick and sad and crazy. When is this going to get better?!!!

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    My husband was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer after taking Victoza for several years. The doctor discontinued the Victoza when the cancer was diagnosed but he actually started feeling better after he stopped it until the cancer started progressing. Since cholangiocarcinoma nd pancreatic cancer are similar, is there a link between Victoza and cholangiocarcinoma?
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