I'm wondering about the combination. When I first started the Victoza I lost weight and A1C lowered. I've gained 1//2 of the weight back and A1C gradually going up. The doctor has me on Max of Metformin & 3-4 glipizide daily. He also put me on 15 units of Lantus. he did all this when he first put me on Victoza. He told me then to up Lantus as needed. I ended up with Lantus as 20 for quite a while. I was going thru a stressful period and sugar raised. anytime I tried going over 20 units of Lantus I has severe stomach issues. Just curious what, if any, of these meds anyone is taking with their Victoza and if they've had any issues.
11 Aug 2011
I take Metformin 2 times a day and glipizide 2 times a day and victoza 1.8.
per day. I haven't taken any insulin. I have lost 32 pounds but that has been
over about 6 to 9 months on victoza, before then I was on another shot. I forgot the name. But I need to lose 15 more lbs and can't seem to get it off. If has become harder to lose and to even maintain. I am having knee surgery in about 1 week. I also was walking and I can't walk right now. Please let me know how you do and stay in touch.
29 Sep 2011
I take all of the above meds, after starting victoza I lost a lot of weight but I am adding it back on. I too have the lost of appetite especially around dinner time. I still crave chocolate and ice cream too. I am also having several different types of atrial and ventriclar heart arrthymia's, which I suspect is a side of effect of victoza therapy. I did not have these problems before starting the victoza.
25 Oct 2011
I take Actoplus Met along with my Victoza. I am supposed to(according to doctor) take my Insulin. That scares me. Having watched the DVD, read all the accompanying material and talked to Victoza people... I am not as of yet using the Insulin(I know this will not make my doc happy). This might be a mistake. My Blood sugar levels have gone up. I was using .6 units(?) and have upped it to 1.2 units. I take my Victoza in the morning and my pills at Breakfast and Dinner. The Victoza people say it is has not been tested with insulin. But, my doctor wants me to use it together??? I haven't lost any weight but, have only been on Victoza for a month. I don't know what to do.
12 Jan 2012
I have been on Victoza for 5 months and have lost absolutely no weight. I work out on the treadmill 45 minutes a day, 6 days a week at 3.8 mph and 5 degree incline. Also, do 100 crunches and weights on alternating days. I eat 3 normal meals a day of healthy, diabetic foods and two diabetic snacks a day. I take crestor, lisinopril, aspirin, 2400mg fish oil, gabapentin, glimepiride, janumet, daily. Sugar seems to stay between 160 and 250, depending on time of day, etc. Am getting ready to start taking isulin next week and will update. Also, have had no problem with victoza side effects.
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