Liraglutide vs Metformin

Liraglutide
(Rx)
Metformin
(Rx)
Liraglutide is an eating disorder medication and a diabetes medication.
Metformin is a diabetes medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diabetes
3.7
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
833 Discussions
491,564 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diabetes
#3 for Weight Loss
#4 for Obesity
#5 for Weight Gain
#6 for Overweight
Our data suggest that Liraglutide is taken for Weight Issues and Obesity, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for PCOS
#2 for Diabetes
#3 for Weight Loss
#5 for Weight Gain
#8 for Hyperglycemia
#10 for Acne
#11 for Prediabetes
Our data suggest that Metformin is taken for PCOS and Weight Issues, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Insulin Resistance.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lir
Nausea
10
Cancer
4
Pancreatitis
4
Vomiting
3
Diarrhea
2
Tiredness
2
Burps
2
Headaches
2
Constipation
1
Depression
1
Met
Nausea
3
Tiredness
3
Diarrhea
2
Cramping
2
Stomach Problems
1
Headaches
1
Vomiting
1
Dizziness
1
Bloating
1
Bleeding
1
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Nausea
Lir
Met
10
3
Cancer
Lir
Met
4
0
Pancreatitis
Lir
Met
4
0
Vomiting
Lir
Met
3
1
Diarrhea
Lir
Met
2
2
Tiredness
Lir
Met
2
3
Burps
Lir
Met
2
0
Headaches
Lir
Met
2
1
Constipation
Lir
Met
1
0
Depression
Lir
Met
1
0
Nausea
Met
Lir
3
10
Tiredness
Met
Lir
3
2
Diarrhea
Met
Lir
2
2
Cramping
Met
Lir
2
0
Stomach Problems
Met
Lir
1
0
Headaches
Met
Lir
1
2
Vomiting
Met
Lir
1
3
Dizziness
Met
Lir
1
0
Bloating
Met
Lir
1
0
Bleeding
Met
Lir
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Liraglutide is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
B Category B
Before taking Metformin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Liraglutide and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Metformin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Pill
Dosages
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Injector: 0.6 mg/0.1 mL (18 mg/3 mL), 3 mg/0.5 mL (18 mg/3 mL)
Tablet: 500 mg, 750 mg, 850 mg, 1000 mg
Solution: 500 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Liraglutide
Metformin Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Liraglutide and Metformin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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