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Metformin vs. Victoza for Type 2 Diabetes

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Metformin

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Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming

Victoza

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Other Names: Liraglutide
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 385,370 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
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
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By See God Working
February 28, 2014
See God Working wrote
New to Bydureon need HELP.
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By CHYNADOLZ
December 10, 2013
CHYNADOLZ wrote
Victoza
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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 Seaside
September 20, 2013
Seaside wrote
Victoza and pancreatic cancer . STOP TAKING VICTOZA NOW
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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

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What patients are saying about Metformin + Victoza + Type 2 Diabetes

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with experiences with tumors from victoza ? Also would...
...diabetic currently on metformin but considering a change to victoza. ....Can anyone tell me if this has been linked or just a maybe ? and anyone with experiences with tumors from victoza ?...
going to start Victoza tomorrow, I was taking metformin x2...
...everyone, Im going to start Victoza tomorrow, I was taking metformin x2 qd. I'am was diagnosed w/PCOS about 6mths ago. Also I'am a type II diabetic. Does anyone have suggestions,comments...
victoza? I am currently on 500 mg metformin 2x per day. My...
Victoza Does anyone have experience with victoza? I am currently on 500 mg metformin 2x per day. My blood ...lose weight by using victoza temporarily. And switched me to metformin extended release ...
I am really pleased with the results from the Victoza...
...Victoza a subcutaneous injectable. I wanted to seriously lose weight. My appetite reduced and I used the change to make some dietary adjustments and a year later I have lost 30lbs, gotten into goo...
last night and forgetting to take Victoza. Situation...
...DP but to throwing up metformin last night and forgetting to take Victoza. Situation already remedied, will finish...
a troublesome reaction to normal Metformin (stomach...
...GP to switch me to SR Glucophage (slow release metformin as I have suddenly developed a troublesome reaction to normal Metformin (stomach pains, wind ...I consider dropping Metformin and Insulin...
two weeks before starting on victoza 1, is this period...
*****Moving from Byetta to Victoza****** Hi Guys and Gals Thanks ...for two weeks before starting on victoza 1, is this period ...during this period, I take 4, 500 metformin a day. Thanks, ...
have when I get busy, more that two days I start heart palps...
...Victoza for 1yr. I am 1.2 dose and remain. 1.8 caused dizziness. A1-c ...dose of Zoloft and if I forget to take Victoza which I have when I get busy, more that two days I start heart palps. I ha...
that was causing it so she changed me to Glumetza (slow...
...have been on victoza now for about 4 ...those side effects.  My endo told me that perhaps it was the metformin that was causing it so she changed me to Glumetza (slow acting glucophage).  I was ...
cut my metformin in half after 6 months on Victoza. Hang in...
I have been on Victoza since January. I had a ...my doctor has cut my metformin in half after 6 months on Victoza. Hang in there, as your ...My wife was put on Victoza 1 1/2 mos. ago and...
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