Type 2 Diabetes

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Metformin vs Victoza for Type 2 Diabetes

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Victoza
Other name: Glucophage (Glucophage)
Other name: Liraglutide (Liraglutide)
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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...
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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...
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Nausea
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Hypoglycemia
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Hypothyroidism
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Pancreatitis
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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...
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Metformin
About Victoza
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...
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I noticed on my brochure that it can cause thyroid issues...
" I have been taking victoza for my type II diabetes along with metformin 2 times a day for a month now. This month I got my period two times. I noticed on my brochure that it can cause... "

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other directions, including helping with the heart problems...
" ...have struggled to tolerate Metformin (even the slow release type) but my doctor is insistent that I keep taking as much of it as I can cope with because it has benefits in other directions,... "

ick the Metformin (side effects from Metformin are killing m...
" I started Victoza last night (0.6) and have had no side effects so far. Got up ...me, is good)! Was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in November 2010, buckled ...Victoza and kick the Metformin (side effects... "

issues (part of colon removed, diverticulosis, gastroparesis...
" ...down. Was put on Metformin couple of weeks ago and have had some pretty severe stomach problems. I already have stomach issues (part of colon removed, diverticulosis, gastroparesis, IBS) therefore... "

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type II and I'm taking Metformin as well as insulin. The...
" I've been taking Victoza since May 2011 and i've been experiencing shorthness of breath since Nov. 2011, I've had several tests for angina and my lungs and everything are ok. I was wondering if it... "

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Metformin did nothing to control my blood sugar. Was...
" \"Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and started out with metformin. Metformin did nothing to control my blood sugar. Was put on Victoza and within 3 days blood sugars were normal but have... "

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really upset my stomach and that was down to metformin more...
" ...to insulin but I am still on Victoza and it is helping to keep my weight ...for side effects I had a problem with taking Victoza and metformin together as it really upset my stomach and that was down to... "

I lost 60 lbs when I started victoza 3 years ago but had to...
" I too have type 2 diabetes and am on metformin and victoza. I lost 60 lbs when I started victoza 3 years ago but... "

t. The \"regular\" Metformin upsets my stomach if I take it...
" ...today to help manage my type 2 diabetes. I have had trouble ...I can't eat. The \"regular\" Metformin upsets my stomach if I take it ...on Victoza injections. One of the side effects of Victoza is... "

e a day. To compound things I have rheumatoid arthritis and...
" ...or so. I just started on Victoza and take 500mg of metformin twice a day. To compound things I have rheumatoid arthritis and so am often ...exercise as I should. The RA treatments helped push me from... "

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