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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 12,102 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 12,213 users) has active ingredients of liraglutide. It is often used in diabetes.

On Sep, 1, 2014: 12,102 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
NauseaPancreatitisPancreatitisPancreatitisPancreatitis AcuteLow Platelet CountHeadacheNausea
VomitingPancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcuteWeight GainNauseaAbdominal DiscomfortBlood Glucose Increased
PancreatitisNauseaNauseaNauseaMyocardial InfarctionShortness Of BreathBlood Glucose DecreasedDiarrhoea
Pancreatitis AcuteWeight DecreasedPancreatic CarcinomaAbdominal PainPancreatic PseudocystItchingTremorDecreased Appetite
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedVomitingAnorexiaEructationWeight Decreased
Weight DecreasedAbdominal PainVomitingPancreatic CarcinomaPancreatitis ChronicMuscle WeaknessNumbness And TinglingVomiting
Abdominal PainVomitingRenal Failure AcuteLipase IncreasedNon-hodgkin's LymphomaCerebral HaemorrhageHeadache
Decreased AppetiteDecreased AppetiteAbdominal PainDiarrhoeaDeep Vein ThrombosisPancreatitis
DehydrationPancreatic CarcinomaDiarrhoeaHepatic Enzyme IncreasedNauseaConstipation
HeadacheLipase IncreasedBlood Glucose IncreasedThyroid CancerAbdominal PainAbdominal Pain Upper

Most common side effects by gender * :

Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
DiarrhoeaWeight Decreased
Decreased AppetiteDecreased Appetite
Weight DecreasedPancreatitis
PancreatitisPancreatitis Acute
Abdominal Pain UpperAbdominal Pain Upper

Most common side effects by age * :

n/aRetinal Vein ThrombosisNauseaNauseaNauseaNauseaNauseaNausea
Disease RecurrenceVomitingVomitingVomitingDiarrhoeaBlood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Weight Loss PoorPancreatitis AcuteDiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaPancreatitisWeight DecreasedDecreased Appetite
MyalgiaMaternal Exposure During PregnancyDecreased AppetiteVomitingVomitingDiarrhoea
PainFoetal DeathWeight DecreasedWeight DecreasedDecreased AppetiteWeight Decreased
HypokalaemiaPancreatitisAbdominal PainBlood Glucose IncreasedDiarrhoeaVomiting
Diabetic KetoacidosisAbdominal DiscomfortPancreatitis AcutePancreatitis AcutePancreatitisHeadache
Vulvovaginal RashWeight DecreasedMalaiseHeadacheHeadacheConstipation
HeadacheConstipationBlood Glucose IncreasedDecreased AppetiteAbdominal Pain UpperBlood Glucose Decreased
Feeling AbnormalDecreased AppetitePancreatitisEructationPancreatitis AcuteAbdominal 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 (3 years ago):

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