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Liraglutide vs. Metformin for Diabetes

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Liraglutide

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/ 519 posts
Other Names: Victoza

Metformin

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/ 384,148 posts
Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 519 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 384,148 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Liraglutide (NN2211), marketed under the brand name Victoza, is a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that has been developed by Novo Nordisk for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The product was approved by the European Medicines Ag... Read more on Wikipedia
Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
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Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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What patients are saying about Liraglutide vs. Metformin

84 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
love liraglutide ,Victoza I have started on this drug ,its...
I love liraglutide ,Victoza I have started on ...l was on this drug 12 and i have lantus and novorapid and metformin as well but this liraglutide seems to be great waight is down ,sugars way...
Victoza (liraglutide) has made a vast difference to many...
...glic pio metformin so I was changed ...control was by being put onto Victoza injections to go with the pio metformin. The Victoza (liraglutide) has made a vast difference to many health is...
I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It...
Hi! I have just started taking liraglutide today (0.6). I have been on Byetta for 5 months and ...night! I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It was interesting to see...
I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It...
...Hi! I have just started taking liraglutide today (0.6). I have been on Byetta for 5 months and ...night! I am also taking metformin with the liraglutide. It was interesting to see...
metformin and it definitely helped with my hyperglycemia...
...metformin and it definitely helped with my hyperglycemia and weight gain. Now I only take a typical because I have a strong family history of diabetes and I'm just too close to getting ...Lirag...
similar. I have been taking metformin and glicazide for my...
...similar. I have been taking metformin and glicazide for my ...along with non-insulin injections of Liraglutide. Over the last few months ...I have been taken off the Liraglutide and started...
(1.2mg dose) together - and no major problems; I...
...gliclazide (80mg) and liraglutide (1.2mg dose) together - and no major problems; I take ...morning (with my metformin); and the same ...aggresive when used in conjunction with liraglutide (m...
Presently i take metformin twice daily and haven't had...
...please. :-). Victoza is liraglutide and doesn't contain metformin as far as i know. Presently i take metformin twice daily and haven't ...call me the byetta poster child on account it worked so ...
hosp where they will start me on metformin and put me on a...
...hopfully signing upto a study with the local hosp where they will start me on metformin and put me on a drug called liraglutide which will help with weight loss, we shall see! how r u all?...
as lantus and metformin ive also got novarapid to top up...
...anyone take victoza/liraglutide\ hi just wondering if anyone has tryed victoza?Ivew just been put ...well as lantus and metformin ive also got novarapid to top ...start being sick but i no i ...
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