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VICTOZA users

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by philg, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. lacedup

    lacedup · Member

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    So, I've been on Victoza 12 days, and finally my levels are dropping. Been able to cut my Humalog from 100u to 50u which is so good, as this means I should start to lose weight again. Currently on 1.2mg of Victoza, see specialist in just over a week, will see if I stick or go up again. No serious side effects, feel nauseas most of the time, but anti sickness tabs help there :D
     
  2. kay957

    kay957 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 8, I can't believe how well I feel on this drug, I am going to see the DN next week I think they'll be pleased with the results.
     
  3. sharmam

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    Hello All

    I have been told today of a new once a week injection for T2 diabetes, Taspoglutide is in phase 3 of the trials and is manufactured by Roche - has anyone else heard about this injection - I have been told it beats byetta and victoza - I have been on victoza 1.2 for two weeks now and I am very pleased with the results for me, much better than byetta as I suffered with sickness all the time. I would be interested if anyone else has heard of the new once weekly injection? and if anyone has had any bad side effects on 1.8 victoza.

    the light and the end of the tunnel - we all hope.

    Happy health everyone :)
     
  4. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    We have known of this trial since 2008 when the Phase III Clinical Trials started. It will be some time before it ever gets the go ahead. As with all drugs everything takes time......here is a Press Release about the latest stage of progress.

    Thursday 17th December 2009
    Roche has announced the results of two T-emerge phase III trials of taspoglutide, a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 therapy for patients with diabetes. It emerged from research by Ipsen.

    T-emerge 5 tested subcutaneous weekly taspoglutide as an add-on to metformin in patients not responding to metformin and sulfonylurea. T-emerge 7 was a similar test for patients with high body-mass indices.

    Roche reports that the treatment was generally well tolerated in both studies, the most frequently reported adverse reactions being nausea and vomiting.

    Taspoglutide is similar to the natural hormone GLP-1, which has a key role in blood-sugar regulation. Substitutes that stimulate insulin and suppress glucagon are regarded as true innovations.

    Copyright Press Association 2009

    The data shows that taspoglutide is a promising once weekly treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus no longer controlled on oral antidiabetic medications," said lead author, Professor Michael Nauck, Head of the Diabeteszentrum Bad Lauterberg, Germany. "Like improved glucose control, drug-induced weight loss is particularly beneficial for this type of patient. We will wait to see the Phase III results with interest."

    We certainly have no further data which states if it is any better than Byetta or Victoza......most drug companies always say it is better than x or y drug etc......I think I will wait and see.
     
  5. buckedboy

    buckedboy · Newbie

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    Hi
    It's great to see so many people having such good results with Victoza but i am a little confused, i was sent to see a consultant who recommended that i start it, he sent a letter to my GP who then refused to prescribe it as he said he had no info on it and didnt see why the risk should be his, another friend told me that it is still being trialed, and that this is why my GP wouldn't prescribe it, also that it has been removed from being prescribed in the US, as it's not considered safe.
    I think i would benefit greatly from trying this drug but dont know where to turn next.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  6. kay957

    kay957 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I can think a GP won't precribe this drug is because of the cost, which equates to about £5 a day. :?:
     
  7. candyog

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    hi all i have been on victoza since july and have been on 1.2 dose for quite a while very happy about no side effects like i suffered on byetta i thought i was getting there :!: until yesterday went to gp for medication review hb1ac was 11.5 july it was 8.2 he was not very happy hes told me to ring diabetic nurse re increasing my medication also i have been on bloodpressure tablets for a long time bp usually good yesterday it was 186 over124 higher than its ever been he took it twice told to go back in a month to have it checked again so it cant be too serious, can anyone tell me could blurred vision and fuzzy headache be anything to do with blood pressure and would i have side effects at that reading i didnt mention it to gp id be grateful if anybody could tell me anything about it thanks :D :D
     
  8. cpp

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    mid way into my first week on 0.6. I have been on insulin for 5 years, and after gaining as many stones,was given Victoza buy my local hospital diabetic clinic.My blood sugar readings have gone fron a controlled 7 to 14/15. I am assuming it is because i no longer have insulin,and that the readings will go down soon, I am due to go up to 1.2 dose on Friday.I have had few mild effects,queasy feeling that went on (forced)eating,and a bit of tummy upset. But ,,,,, I have lost 8lbs ,Yes, I cant beleive it either.The appitite repression is amazing,not that I ate badly before,I am now eating that same diet ,,,only off a tea plate.
     
  9. kay957

    kay957 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I spoke with teh SDN yesterday on the telephone and she seems pleased Victoza is working for me, I now have that "I am full " feeling so I am eating less. My BG levels are the best ever, I have to be on the drug now 3 months with a re test of the Hab1c to see if my levels have improved or stayed the same.
     
  10. keithmills

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    i have been on victoza for 3 months . i lost 1.4 stone in 3 weeks felt full after eating but over xmas i put 8lbs on with not eating lots more been to see my team they put my victoza upto 1.8 i have had know side effects hope this helps coz i want this to work for me . :D
     
  11. cpp

    cpp · Member

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    well fellow Victoza users, have completed first week with no real drawbacks. My blood levels are a bit high still, but i think they will go down a bit ,when my dose is increased. I have lost 11 pounds, and am of course pleased with that,,, well pleased is a very mild way of putting how I feel, but you all know what I mean. I would love to hear if any one has had raised sugars first,and if they did improve,second/third week
     
  12. sharmam

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    Hello All

    I have now been on victoza 1.2 for two weeks now and is very pleased with the results my bg is coming down reasonably and have been told that bg will further reduce in time, however, I am concerned about a report I found on the internet: as I am hypothyroid.

    from http://www.tradingmarkets.com/news/pres ... 26528.html
    Important Safety Information
    Victoza causes dose-dependent and treatment-duration-dependent thyroid C-cell tumors at clinically relevant exposures in both genders of rats and mice. It is unknown whether Victoza causes thyroid C-cell tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), in humans, as human relevance could not be ruled out by clinical or nonclinical studies. Victoza is contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of MTC and in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Based on the findings in rodents, monitoring with serum calcitonin or thyroid ultrasound was performed during clinical trials, but this may have increased the number of unnecessary thyroid surgeries. It is unknown whether monitoring with serum calcitonin or thyroid ultrasound will mitigate human risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. Patients should be counseled regarding the risk and symptoms of thyroid tumors

    Can anyone offer some advice on the effect?

    Happy health everyone.....
     
  13. Gster71

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    hi everybody thanks to kay957 for the advice started victoza tonight so see how i go.anyone had any effects after few bevvies not that im going to go mad on it just wondered what the genral feeling was yea be fine or dont do it!
     
  14. Gster71

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    hi again just reading through other posts and rembered my gp actually told me that they where waiting for clearance on victoza in tablet form and it wouldnt be long and he has also been asked and has checked that victoza has not at all been banned in the us and is continuing to give great results and that alot of gp's dont give it because of cost issues. :roll:
     
  15. kay957

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    Hi gster71,
    I am glad you started on victoza, it is working great for me, I am on day 12 and on the 1.2 dose, BG levels are brilliant...the best ever. If your drinking alcohol just make sure you check your blood before bed and eat something carb too, that helps keep you from having a hypo. Rememebr in a day or two you'll feel quite full after eating even a small meal, so when drinking liquids this might also give you the "I am full" effect. Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing.
     
  16. nana_lil

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    My start on Victoza was delayed as I was not very well (just a bad head cold) anyway started today and have spent most of the evening in the bathroom :lol: I asked about the nauseous feeling that is a side effect and was told that that is the medication working and telling me that my body has enough to process and NOT to eat when feeling like this or this would defeat the purpose of the medication. (?) so will take this easy and hope for good results!
     
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    i have been on 1.8 victoza and have starting to lose weight again 8lbs in5 days
     
  18. kay957

    kay957 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's brilliant news Keith, I haven't weighed myself for a few days now so hope I may have lost a couple of pounds...keep up the good work.

    I wonder if Victoza was named after Victory! maybe it was a eureka moment when they discovered the drug also helps with weight loss?
     
  19. Hobs

    Hobs Type 2 · Master

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    WOW! Excellent news..well done *thumbsup*.

    I too have lost .. I have shed 4lbs since I started and I hope it keeps coming off. I now actually leave food on my plate. Not much, but its better than looking for seconds..LOL

    A side effect I have noticed is a hint of constipation. Not blocked solid, but a definite sluggishness that has me 'sitting' longer :shock: where before I was in and out in what seemed like seconds.
     
  20. Shakespeare

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    New to this forum and new to posting messages too. Been on Victoza for four days with few side effects except very tired. Could sleep on a clothes line. Has anyone else experienced this? Really helpful to read all the posts as I feel quite alone. Very few people in my area on this drug according to the diabetic consultant I see. :?
     
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