Victoza is an injectable, non-insulin medication prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. If you or a loved one needs financial assistance, some programs can help with Victoza medication assistance for low-income individuals.
What is Victoza?
Victoza (liraglutide) is an injectable medicine prescribed to adults with type 2 Diabetes that, along with diet and exercise, may improve blood sugar. Victoza may also, along with your current treatment for cardiovascular disease, reduce the risk of major cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks or stroke.
Victoza is not a substitute for insulin and cannot be used by people with type 1 diabetes or those with diabetic ketoacidosis. It is unknown if Victoza can be used with mealtime insulin or if it is safe and effective for children.
How does Victoza Work?
Victoza works by producing GLP-1 hormones that work in 3 ways:
- It slows down the process of food leaving the stomach. During meals, GLP-1 is typically released from the small intestine. It slows down this process and helps level out your blood sugar.
- Victoza helps the liver from overproducing sugar.
- Victoza helps the pancreas produce more insulin when your blood sugar levels are high. Victoza can help the pancreas by activating beta cells—these are that help control blood sugar by producing insulin.
What are the potential side effects of Victoza?
It is important to note that Victoza may cause serious side effects including possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. If you feel a lump in your throat, hoarseness, or trouble swallowing, tell your healthcare provider.
Victoza may also cause the following side effects:
- Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Kidney problems
- Serious allergic reactions
- Gallbladder problems
Please do not use Victoza if you or your family have ever had Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) or if you have the endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Help with the Cost of Victoza
Help with your prescription medicine can come in many forms. Not a lot of people know that pharmaceutical companies have Patient Assistance Programs. These are programs designed to help low-income people and those with limited insurance coverage. The programs allow people to get the medicine they need for little to no cost.
The RX Solution helps those with financial difficulty in getting the medicine they need by connecting them with various Patient Assistance Programs. We do so by building a partnership with major pharmaceutical companies as well as with other medical professionals. This allows us to help people qualify for these programs for a small monthly cost.
If you need help with the cost of Victoza, call The RX Solution today at (888) 823-0042 to enroll in our widely successful programs.