GLP-1 medications help to:
The initial dose of 0.6 mg subcutaneously once daily for one week to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms. Note that this is not an effective dose for glycemic control. After the first week, the dose should be increased to 1.2 mg subcutaneously once daily. If needed, the dose may be increased to 1.8 mg subcutaneously once daily.
Follow the dosing and administration directions on your prescription label, medication guide, and instruction sheet. Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist with any questions or concerns.
Victoza is a prefilled injection pen injected under the skin with or without food. Victoza should be injected into a different place each time it is administered. Do not change your dose or medication schedule without discussing it with your physician.
Store unopened injection pens in the refrigerator, and do not freeze Victoza. If it should become frozen, discard the medication. After your first use, you may keep in-use pens in the refrigerator or at room temperature and use them within thirty days.
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