My Problem was constant cravings... I have been taking it for 5 weeks, no nausea, feel good! Weight loss is about 5 pounds. But the real benefit is my constant food cravings have gone, i now eat small meals choose my foods more wisely and do not feel that constant urge to eat. Why would this be happening when my blood sugar tested normal?
Victoza is an incretin mimetic.
This means that it mimics the actions of incretin hormones in the body. As an incretin mimetic, this medication increases insulin production in response to meals and decreases the amount of glucose (sugar) that the liver produces. Victoza also slows the emptying of food from the stomach and decreases the amount of food that people eat.
Because incretin hormones are more active in response to higher blood sugar levels and are less active in response to low blood sugar, the risk of dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is low with Victoza. However, combining it with other diabetes medications to lower blood sugar can increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
Victoza is also sometimes classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. This is just a more specific term that describes the particular type of incretin hormone that Victoza mimics.
For more accurate & professional info, please check with you doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med., hope this helps?
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