Any suggestions? I'm losing weight and my sugar is under control.(105-160 in morning)
I have to find an alternative to VICTOSA. The expense is too high for me?
Question posted by Tom Carroll on 30 Sep 2017
Last updated on 2 January 2018 by amarsailles
There is no generic victoza but there is generic Byetta. Its an older drug from the same class. You might respond to it
I started Victoza in late 2015 and it worked well for me (though with a few gastric issues), at least as far as my diabetes was concerned. I had only been on it for about 4 months when my ins made it non formulary and I couldn't get it without paying more. My Dr switched me to Bydureon, which is the same class of drug, but only a once weekly injection. After a rocky few weeks while my body adjusted to the new med and it established itself in my system (it can take up to 8-9 weeks to get the full effect), I find I like it better than Victoza. It doesn't give me the gastric problems I had with Victoza and injecting only once a week is great. I feel that my insulin resistance has improved greatly since I started it. It's been almost a year and a half now and I'm off all insulin. Bydureon is the only diabetes med I take. My only complaint is that I didn't lose any weight with either drug. I have greatly altered my lifestyle to deal with diabetes and I'm sure that has contributed also.
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