Diabetes is a body malfunction where your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin. Resultantly, it fails to cope with your blood sugar levels.
Lately, diabetes type 2 has become a very common disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 25.9 percent of people who are 65 years and above are suffering from it. When the body fails to produce the optimal amount of insulin from within, insulin is injected into the body. To date, this is the most accepted and commonly executed method to keep blood sugar levels in place.
Recently, medical science has come up with a non insulin VICTOZA for type 2 diabetes patients.
Indication and Usage of Non Insulin Victoza for Type 2 Diabetes
Victoza is a liraglutide injection of 1.2mg or 1.8mg that treats type 2 diabetes in adults only. It has asserted that when this drug is used on the human body, along with the proper diet and physical training, it can help reduce blood sugar levels. Moreover, it also claims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular traumas. Victoza cannot be used as a treatment for any other type of diabetes or as a replacement for insulin. It is also not supposed to be prescribed to children because its effectiveness in kids is yet to be discovered.
This drug also needs to be administered carefully because a little carelessness can wreak havoc. First and foremost is that Victoza and insulin cannot be injected together and not even right next to each other on a similar body part. Secondly, one should be very cautious in not sharing a Victoza pen with someone else because it can lead to fatal infections.
Important Safety Information
In similarity to other drugs, you need to elaborately explain your health care provider before using Victoza; not only the drugs you use prior to this but also all the health issues you have experienced so far. Especially, if you have had any chronic or acute illness related to the pancreas, kidneys, stomach or liver. Moreover, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant or even planning to get pregnant, your doctor should be aware of it.
Victoza is strictly a big no for people who are allergic to liraglutide or any other ingredient in the drug. If you or any of your family members has a Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome type 2, you should never take this medication.
Side Effects of Non Insulin Victoza for Type 2 Diabetes
Before using Victoza as a remedy to your problem, you should also consider all of its plausible side effects. Its use may cause your pancreas to swell up, which will lead to acute pain in your stomach with continual vomiting. Another very lethal effect of this drug is that it can lead to lower than normal blood sugar in your body if it is used in company with insulin.
People who use Victoza and have kidney problems may experience nausea or vomiting with its use. Victoza can also cause serious allergic reactions so you need to immediately cease its use in this case. It can also cause gallbladder problems in many individuals. The most serious side effect which is still under further analysis is the development of thyroid tumours and cancer because drugs similar to Victoza are observed generating this disease in mice.
Featured Image: TwitterPosted on June 1, 2018