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VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

Manufacturer

Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd

Pack Of

1 INJECTION

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Product Details

About VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML belongs to the class of anti-diabetic drugs, primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in the children above 10 years and adult. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes occurs when a hormone released by the pancreas to lower blood glucose called 'insulin' is secreted but unable to get utilized by our body's cell to produce energy.  

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML contains Liraglutide a recombinant Deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA) which works by increasing insulin release from the pancreas during high blood sugar levels (after meal) and decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes. VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML also slows stomach emptying time, thereby decreasing appetite and promotes weight loss in an individual. 

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML is administered in the form of injection under the skin, i.e. subcutaneously (SC). Some common side effects of VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, decreased appetite, stomach upset, constipation, headache, feeling tired, rash, and dizziness. These side effects are not familiar to everyone and vary individually. If you notice any side effects that are not manageable, please consult your doctor. 

Before starting VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML, let your doctor know if you have any medical history of heart, kidney or liver diseases, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and stomach disorders like gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying). Do not take or stop this medicine, if the doctor did not advise you to do so. Do not concurrently use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with prandial insulin (mealtime insulin). It is advised to limit your alcohol intake while using VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML to avoid low blood sugar levels further. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML.

Uses of VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

Type 2 Diabetes mellitus 

Directions for Use

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML is administered in the form of injection under the skin. Your doctor prescribes the dosage based on your disease condition and tolerance. Your doctor may start the course with a low dose and gradually maintain an effective dose to achieve the required blood glucose control. Injection pen: Use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML injection solution only if it is clear, colourless, and contains no particles. Inject VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML subcutaneously (under the skin) in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. You can take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with or without a meal. Take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML preferably with a meal, since it lowers the blood sugar levels and may cause gastrointestinal side effects. Store the VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML pen in a refrigerator or at room temperature and use within 30 days. Do not freeze VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Stomach upset
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Feeling tired
  • Rash
  • Dizziness 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Brief your medical history if you have any heart, kidney or liver diseases, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), stomach disorders like gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying), high cholesterol levels, gallbladder problems, and depression before starting VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML. VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML is contraindicated in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumours in thyroid and parathyroid glands) and personal or family history of thyroid cancer. Do not concurrently use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with prandial insulin (mealtime insulin). If you are also using insulin, take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML and insulin injections separately. Please do not mix them. You can inject both injections in the same body region, but the injection sites should not be next to each other. Do not share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle is changed. It is advised to limit your alcohol intake while using VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML to avoid low blood sugar levels further. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting this medication. VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML is advised to be only used in children above ten years of age and adults. 

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    It is advised to limit alcohol intake since it may worsen the side effects and increase the risk of developing low blood sugar levels.

  • Pregnancy

    Animal studies of VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML showed harmful effects on the foetus. It is advised to use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML in pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk. Please consult your doctor before starting VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

  • Breast Feeding

    There is no sufficient data on how VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML affects breastfeeding. It is safe to seek medical advice before you start VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML if you are lactating.

  • Driving

    Your driving may be affected if your blood sugar levels are too high or too low. Do not drive or operate machinery if you also experience blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar.

  • Liver

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment when prescribed VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML.

  • Kidney

    Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases when you are prescribed VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML.

Other Information (VIC0159)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML contains Liraglutide that increases the insulin release from the pancreas after meals when your body has high blood glucose levels. Thus, VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML helps in lowering the blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML may cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) and can make you hungry, dizzy, irritable, confused, anxious, or shaky. Hence, it is advised to take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with a meal. To immediately treat hypoglycaemia, it is advised to eat or drink fast-acting sugar sources like fruit juices, hard candy, raisins, or non-diet soda.

Use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML injection solution only if it is clear, colourless, and contains no particles. Inject VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML subcutaneously (under the skin) in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. You can take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with or without a meal. However, it is advised to take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML preferably with a meal, since it lowers the blood sugar levels and may cause gastrointestinal side effects. Do not share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle is changed.

Your doctor may advise VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with or without other medications to control your blood sugar levels. However, it is advised to avoid simultaneous use of VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML with prandial insulin (mealtime insulin). If you are also using insulin, take VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML and insulin injections separately. Please do not mix them. You can inject both injections in the same body region, but the injection sites should not be next to each other.

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML should be used with caution in heart, kidney or liver diseases, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), stomach disorders like gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying), high cholesterol levels, gallbladder problems, and depression. VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML is contraindicated in patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (tumours in thyroid and parathyroid glands) and personal or family history of thyroid cancer.

Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.

Store the unused VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML pen in a refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C. After its initial use, store VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML at room temperature of 15°C to 30°C or in refrigerator and use within 30 days. Do not freeze VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML. Do not use VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML if it is frozen.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

VICTOZA PREFILLED PEN 3ML

MRP: 5324.00

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1

1 Injection in 1 Vial