The Peadiatrian has asked me to look into the option of using Vitoza on my son who is 12 almost 13 years old. He is over weight and has Combined Invariable Immune Defiency. Due to the amount of medicine he has taken - his body seems to gone into a 'storage' stage, he had a stomach operation did not eat solids of 6 weeks, but lost no weight. his growth is also very slow. Currently he ways 54 kg. Would you recommend we allow him to use it, and what dosage would you suggest. Thank you for your assistance.
Victoza is used to help lower blood sugar in people w/ type 2 diabetes. It can help some people lose weight (along with diet and exercise) but not always (I'm diabetic and haven't lost a thing). From what I've read -and I could be wrong, but it doesn't seem to have been tested for use in children so I kind of wonder why your ped. would want a non-diabetic kid to take it... And why he asked you to look into it when it should be part of his job to know what drugs to prescribe for whom, not to make you do it. (Not questioning you, but your doc.)
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