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(Type 2 diabetes mellitus)
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells ignore the insulin (they no longer respond adequately to normal levels of insulin, called insulin resistance). Although previously referred to as adult-onset diabetes, people can develop type 2 diabetes at any age.
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Metformin 17,609
Lantus 1,891
Glucophage 1,818
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Metformin vs Victoza for Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin
VS.
Victoza
Other name: Glucophage Glucophage
Other name: Liraglutide Liraglutide
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Type 2 Diabetes
1.7
Concern level
3.1
Helpfulness
for Type 2 Diabetes
3.8
Concern level
3.1
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Diabetes
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Type 2 Diabetes
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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
7
Diarrhea
5
Cramping
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Depression
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Infertility
4
Stomach Problems
3
Headaches
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Hypothyroidism
3
Vomiting
2
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8
Pancreatitis
4
Bruise
1
Hair Loss
1
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1
Rash
1
Tumor
1
Irritability
1
Heart Disease
1
Heart Attack
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About Metformin
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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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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week my left thigh becomes all of a sudden numb and ting...
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" ...for getting free samples of Victoza from my diabetes educator.  Now every morning my fingers on both of my hands are so asleep and stiff that I cannot use them.  Throughout the day it gets better but... "

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I noticed on my brochure that it can cause thyroid issues...
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" 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,... "

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ick the Metformin (side effects from Metformin are killing m...
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" 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... "

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issues (part of colon removed, diverticulosis, gastroparesis...
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" ...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...
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" 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...
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" \"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... "

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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... "

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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... "

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