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Review: Victoza side effects

In this review, we analyze Victoza side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Victoza. The review is based on 12,122 people who have side effects while taking Victoza from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Victoza

Victoza (latest outcomes from 12,230 users) has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes.

On Jan, 15, 2015: 12,122 people who reported to have side effects when taking Victoza are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Milk AllergyHeadache (pain in head)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
VomitingPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Weight GainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Abdominal DiscomfortBlood Glucose Increased
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Low Platelet Count (decrease of platelets in blood)Blood Glucose DecreasedDiarrhoea
Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Weight DecreasedPancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)Abdominal PainPancreatitis Chronic (chronic inflammation of pancreas)Shortness Of BreathTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedVomitingAnorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Eructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)Weight Decreased
Weight DecreasedAbdominal PainVomitingPancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)Pancreatic Pseudocyst (collection of tissue and fluids that forms on pancreas)ItchingNumbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Vomiting
Abdominal PainVomitingRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Hepatic Enzyme IncreasedDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Cerebral Haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)Headache (pain in head)
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Abdominal PainDiarrhoeaDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Pancreatic Carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)Blood Glucose IncreasedLipase IncreasedPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Constipation
Headache (pain in head)Lipase IncreasedDiarrhoeaPancreatic Neoplasm (pancreatic tumour)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Abdominal Pain Upper

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
DiarrhoeaWeight Decreased
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Weight DecreasedPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Headache (pain in head)Vomiting
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)
ConstipationHeadache (pain in head)
Abdominal Pain UpperAbdominal Pain Upper

Most common side effects by age * :

n/aRetinal Vein Thrombosis (clot formation in small veins that carry blood away from the retina)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Disease RecurrenceVomitingVomitingVomitingDiarrhoeaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Weight Loss PoorPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Weight DecreasedDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
Myalgia (muscle pain)Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)VomitingVomitingDiarrhoea
PainFoetal Death (death of foetus)Weight DecreasedWeight DecreasedDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Weight Decreased
Hypokalaemia (low potassium)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Abdominal PainBlood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoeaVomiting
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Abdominal DiscomfortPancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Vulvovaginal RashWeight DecreasedMalaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Constipation
Headache (pain in head)ConstipationBlood Glucose IncreasedDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Abdominal Pain UpperBlood Glucose Decreased
Feeling AbnormalDecreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Eructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)Pancreatitis Acute (sudden inflammation of pancreas)Abdominal Pain Upper

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments for this study:

Susan (2 years ago):

I had a problem with Victoria which caused me a couple of days in the hospital with a full cardiac work up. What happened was a slowing of the heart rate to about 40. I was on medicine for blood pressure. Atenolol & lotensin HCTZ. The culprit was felt to be the atenolol interaction. I stopped the Victoria no further problems. Female 54 type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol. No cardiac problems found with the work up.
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Nothappy (2 years ago):

I'm female, 64 and took Victoza for a few weeks. It should be removed from the, I hear they are extending it to weight loss.

It has damaged my thyroid, or something, because I have had body temperature fluctuates and is uncontrollable. I don’t get good rest any more, and don’t sleep most every night. I suffer severe body temperature rate high/low around the clock. I can’t believe with all these side effects and the proof it causes cancer, the FDA would allow this drug to market…I highly recommend against it. My problem started with Victoza and has continued even though I’m no longer taking the drug. Over two months now. I believe this condition is from thyroid damage from the medication. I take hormone replacement and it does no good at all.
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Francine (3 years ago):

My mom is 64 years old. She has Parkinsons, diabetes and most recently had a heart attack. She had her heart attack right after she started using Victoza. I'm not saying this gave her the heart attack as obviously she has multiple ailments, one of which diabetes. She has since had sivere panic attacks. She has been hospitalized at least 10 times since her heart attack. She is now taking Ativan and Xanax just to get through the day. Her cardiologist recommended she see a therapist and start taking some anti-depressants. It has been horrible to say the least. We are at the beginning of a long road but I know we will get through it. I want my mom back. If there is anyone out there that has had any of these issues, please write me and share your thought. None of this happened until my mom started using Victoza. The hospital had no idea what it even was.
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Dan (3 years ago):

Obviously your start up dose was too strong. You could have halved the dose.
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HOWARD HUGHES (4 years ago):

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    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.

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