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Review by parrot lover:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on Victoza for a 1 1/2 now my A1c are good and I have lost 104lbs using Victoza along with oral diabetic medicines. I love it hope everyone who uses this medicine gets good results like I have. I rate this medicine a 10.

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December 7, 2014 2:03 PM

Review by Infinity(x)infinity:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on Victoza for six days now. This is great, way better than Byetta. I had neck surgery and over the past three years, I have received steroid injections and it made me a borderline diabetic. My sugars were fluctuating like a roller coaster until I got on Victoza, now it is great. My blood sugar in the morning is like 80 to 85, and after eating like 115, 120. I will post in a couple weeks.

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December 6, 2014 8:25 PM

Review by flora bol:

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have just begun this medicine for 2 weeks. I am Type 2 Diabetic for 20 years and didn't control my sugar level very well. I had a heart bypass (triple 3) last year. This medicine works well for me. No side effect. I began from 0.3 because I have to be very careful with my heart condition. Now, I am with 0.6 now. my sugar level is very good, always around 5.6-6.0. I am going on with it to see what happens. It is very expensive for me but I think life is more precious.

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December 2, 2014 11:32 PM

Review by Victoria fan (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: Been on Victoza for 6 days, Dr started me right on the 1.8 dose. Still use a for a couple days, cravings sided dramatically, I am tolerating this med successfully. Not sure of my A1C as yet, but my fasting blood glucose has gone from an average of 200 down to 115 this morning, lost 3 lbs..... Wow!

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November 22, 2014 6:05 PM

Review by AnnieZAR:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I think Victoza is the best thing I could have ever tried! I've been overweight my entire life and have been diagnosed with insulin resistance and Polycystic ovarian syndrome. My doctor prescribed it to me to try to help me with weight loss. I used it a year ago for 4 months (0.6mg) and lost around 12 kg. I then stopped using it (its expensive to buy). My bad eating habits made me gain 5 kg's. I'm on my first week of using Victoza again and already lost 2.5kg for the first week! If you really want results for weight loss, eat a healthy balanced diet. I know my body doesn't like red meat - so I'm on veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs and rice products. You are what you eat, and Victoza helps you to be able to eat healthy foods.

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November 17, 2014 4:23 AM

Review by lsgurl:

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1.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: Nauseated, vomiting, diarrhea. Tried different doses and the same thing. I did lose weight and my blood sugars did go down. It's a great medicine just not for me.

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November 11, 2014 7:13 PM

Review by Dynawos (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I'm 64 yrs old, 5'2" female with an A1C of 8.1 and an Average 3 month glucose of 185. My morning sugars 160. Evenings from 170 to 290. I'm on 2000 mg of Metformin a and 100mg of Januvia. My new doctor suggested Victoza. First week had 1 day of nausea, 4 days of loose stools and 1 day with a minor headache. All was gone by day 6. Have lost 10 pounds in 10 days Sugars now run in the 140's in the morning and 120's - 140's in the evening. Not as hungry. Have not specifically exercised but have tried to eat at least 2x a day and -0- after 8pm. Less thirsty too. Now to get my thyroid levels back under control which I was just informed were off and need a higher dose (0.150mcg) of Synthroid. But I'm THRILLED with this medicine after 10 days of use.

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October 30, 2014 2:19 AM

Review by Taymom (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I started taking Victoza on 10/18/2014 & the 1st 4 days I was fine I had a slight headache, the 5th day I was dizzy & vomiting I couldn't keep water down. I skipped a day of Victoza & started back the following day, no problems I'm down 7lbs.

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October 28, 2014 12:40 PM

Review by Cassandra lucille (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been diabetic for 27 yrs, sugars are uncontrolled. I have hypothyroid which makes it so difficult to lose weight. But last month my doctor switched me to Victoza. Since then I have lost 8 lbs! My sugar is great! My cravings are gone. And I feel full longer and no desire of over eating!

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October 27, 2014 8:22 PM

Review by Vickysos:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I've been on Victoza for about 18 months. My doctor suggested it initially to help me with weight loss while supporting my Type II Diabetes. My glucose is now well within normal range. In fact, my doctor suggested I might want to consider stopping the medicine for a few months, and then retest my A1C level. However, as soon as I stopped, I started eating too much again. As I'm still trying to lose weight, I immediately went back on the Victoza and will try again in January when, hopefully, I will have lost a few more pounds. No regrets on this medicine (except the high price).

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October 24, 2014 10:50 AM

Review by Steven living in Shanghai (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: My HbAC1 was at 8.5 and I tried many medicine for 4 years and without great success. I started using Victoza 7 weeks ago. First 2 weeks, I used 0.6mg and it did not do much for me, hardly noticed the difference. I increased to 1.2mg the following week. I try to remember, but I did not remember much side effect. I did have bruising at the injection site about 4 times, if you even call that side effect. The morning blood sugar came normal around 7.2. I lost only 2 kilograms(4 lb) for the fist 30 days. On the fifth week, I went to 1.8mg. Now I really start to feel there is no appetite. I eat every 2 hours for some fruit or other little snacks. Now, I do have trouble sleeping, but I can live with that. a total 9lb now

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October 24, 2014 4:56 AM

Review by purrrplej74:

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: Victoza is a wonder medicine. I've been on it for two weeks, and have lost about ten pounds. (With many more to go!) I am rarely hungry at all anymore, and when I am hungry, it doesn't take much food at all to make me feel full. In between meals, I sometimes get a slight stomachache, but I much prefer that to feeling ravenously hungry all the time. Victoza also seems to be controlling my blood sugar in conjunction with Glumetza and Lantus. I've been able to stop Novolog, and hope to decrease or eliminate the Lantus. I hope it continues to work so well for me.

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September 27, 2014 4:47 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

I was prescribed Victoza after developing insulin resistance after having my son. I consistently gained 10 pounds per year, despite increased activity levels. I was 5'7", and 246 pounds. I want to lose 60 pounds. When I first began Victoza, it made me incredibly sick. I had to dial my dose back to .1, and increase by one point every week. Even at that low dose, I experienced decreased appetite, and weight loss. I have also noticed that my constant cravings have mostly disappeared. After 6 months, I down 45 pounds, and feeling great. My blood sugars are in the normal range, for the first time in FOUR years. This medicine has changed my life.

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September 1, 2014 5:26 AM

Review by New Victoza User:

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I was put on this medicine just 6 days ago and I feel great! Slight headaches and had nausea last night, but my most persistent symptoms are GONE! My fasting blood sugar would always creep overnight to 110 to 120 range. After my first meal blood sugar would come under control depending on what I ate. Now on Victoza I have seen a fasting blood sugar in the 85 to 105 range this week. As an added bonus I lost 6 pounds in six days. Hopefully the long term prospects are as favorable as the short term ones have been.

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July 30, 2014 11:43 AM

Review by soldat1992 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on Victoza since May I started with the .6 then moved to the 1.2 and now I am on the 1.8 had no side effects from this medicine and have lost about 45 pounds. My blood sugars are below 130 most of the time am feeling fine and can't thank my doctor enough for turning me on to this medicine,

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July 26, 2014 5:32 PM

Review by Crazy Canuck (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: Tonight will mark my first week on Victoza. I am on this medication primarily to get my blood sugars within normal range, with the added hope of weight loss. I am amazed that within one week my numbers - fasting and non-fasting - are within normal range. I hope this will continue to be the case. I have been plagued by nausea and fatigue this first week. We'll see what tonight's increase to 1.2 mg brings. I also began to exercise on a daily basis. I started out slow, and will continue to increase my activity. My clothes are fitting me better, but I don't know exactly how much weight I've lost. I don't really want to know as in the past I have sabotaged myself when I began to loose weight.

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July 25, 2014 11:51 AM

Review by Patrn44:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: I went on this med probably about 2 years ago. I've lost 49 pounds, but not just due to the Victoza, but because I've been eating better and exercising more. But the Victoza gave me a good boost in the right direction! I was running blood sugars in the 200's with fastings in the 140's to 180's -- not very good. At one point my A1C was 8! On Victoza my fastings are usually around 100 and my last A1C was 6.5! A big difference! The pen is easy to use, my pen needle is 32G, 5/32", I hardly feel it. The Victoza, at room temp, is undetectable as it goes in, completely painless. I thank God that my doctor switched me over. Oh, and I also take Metformin twice a day. I have no GI side effects whatsoever, and I never did.

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July 9, 2014 3:39 PM

Review by Andrea Lynne:

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on Victoza for 3 months now. I am a type 2 diabetic with poor control. Victoza has steadily increased and I am at 1.8. I am slightly overweight but since starting the Victoza I have dropped 15 pounds. I did drop all this weight in the first month, and have not lost any weight since. I did find the first month to be a little difficult with nausea and headaches. My fasting blood sugar levels have gone from the 150's down to the 90's, and I'm very happy with this! I am really hoping this will work long term!

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July 9, 2014 1:04 PM

Review by PattPoo:

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8.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been taking Victoza for 4-5 weeks. Seems to keep my sugar in line. Was 190 - 240 range no 71 -117 range. I was a little naucious the first week at .6 dose BS 110-138. Next week went up to in between .6 and 1.2 dose. Some headaches but experienced a full day of diarrhea (it was hell for that day). Stayed at that dose for almost 2 weeks blood sugars were 91 - 135 mostly below 120. Testing 6-8 times a day. Increased dose at about the 3rd to 4th week to 1.2. Blood sugars are mostly normal 71-122. Although fasting mornings BS is 135- 155. Yet I test in the middle of night my BS is 99-107 (I am experiencing insomnia). I have been experiencing loose bowel movements and diarrhea for the last 2 weeks. I hope to go back to normal.

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July 8, 2014 12:59 PM

Review by JenChi (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: Had a great experience with Victoza. Really helps with blood sugar along with metformin. First few weeks were rough, very nauseated. stuck with it and very slowly increased my dose from .6 to 1.2 every time I felt up to it. lost 40 pounds over 8 months. Blood sugar in 90's in morning. I find it easier to eat a low carb diet when I am not that hungry.

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June 25, 2014 8:57 PM

Review by hichair (taken for less than 1 month):

For Diabetes, Type 2: Been taking it one week today for Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Not eating so many bad carbs, but doesn't actually make me want to eat less. Don't know if I've lost weight yet, am waiting for nurse to weigh me when she's back from leave. Fatigue, slight nausea, nothing I can't cope with.

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June 24, 2014 11:48 AM

Review by pollyhannah (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: Tried 3 times...good news blood sugar went from 300 to 116 in a day and lost 5 lbs in 3 days. Bad news severe diarrhea and vomiting after eating anything at all hives all over along with massive itching and psoriasis patches flared up and a few new patches appeared.

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June 19, 2014 6:50 PM

Review by MS Tina (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on this medicine now for 3 weeks. 1.2 dosage. My blood sugar normalized almost immediately. Highest reading has been 137. Before this medicine I had been on 2 types of insulin for 2 years with very poor results. Blood glucose readings all over the spectrum. A1C also poor at 8-9. With Victoza I have lost 5 lbs. At first I was a little nauseous. My appetite has decreased. YEAH! The nausea has gone away now and my readings remain very good. I had lost hope of ever regulating my glucose but now with the Victoza I have hope again. Thanks Victoza.

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June 18, 2014 2:26 PM

Review by Curlyred (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Obesity: I've been on Victoza for just over a week, started on 0.6 and today moved onto increased dose of 1.2. I am also on 4 x 500mg of metformin a day. I have had some stomach ache/sickness/fatigue with the Victoza but I'm sure it will get better. I've lost just under 7lb in this first week which is astonishing and I'm very excited to continue to see weight loss. I definitely have seen a big reduction in appetite, I don't want food as often and I don't eat as much so it's a win-win for me. I have not yet built exercise into my routine yet, just because the fatigue is making it difficult for me even to do household chores at the moment but hope I can soon get back in the gym and aid any weight loss Victoza gives me.

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June 17, 2014 4:50 PM

Review by Jane C. (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on and off Victoza for a few years now. I had the really bad gastrointestinal side effects the first time I started it and milder side effects each time I stop and restart. I never get much above 1.2 before I start getting life-changing insomnia. I am not positive it's due to the Victoza, but it goes away when I stop it and starts when I restart. Very frustrating. However, my blood sugar rarely goes above 100 anymore and I am down about 30 pounds from when I started taking it. It's really minimal weight loss over two years but the effect it has on my Type 2 Diabetes is astounding. Now I'm just struggling to find the right dose so I can get some sleep. Any advice would be appreciated.

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June 12, 2014 7:45 PM

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