User Reviews for Victoza
Victoza has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 509 ratings on Drugs.com. 71% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Victoza
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I'm not usually one to review, but I have to share my experience of Victoza. My Dr first prescribed this to me in January (2019) starting with a 0.6mg dose. After the first month I increased to 1.2mg dose. 5 months later I am still taking 1.2mg and have not increased yet to 1.8mg. To date I have not suffered with any side effects. I can confirm that it has completely banished my sweet cravings and reduced my appetite by at least 70%. As a result, since 5 January 2019 (today is the 12 June 2019) I have lost 90.5lbs. This has been alongside a diet of 1200 calories a day, but I should add NO exercise. Also, once a week, usually Saturday evening, I allow myself some "freedom" when I eat/drink whatever I like. To summarise, taking Victoza I can easily estimate that I've lost twice as much weight in a week as what I would have by diet alone. If you're thinking of trying it, I'd say GO FOR IT - I'm so glad I did!"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I started this med for weight loss approx 6 weeks ago and I have lost 23 lbs. I am 6.1' (43 year old female). SW - 235, CW - 207, GW - 175-185. For the first two weeks I felt nauseous. I went from .6 to 1.2 and maybe could have tried to go slower? I am so thankful I stuck with it. I have real hope for the first time in years. I only wish I had known about this med sooner. It costs me $50 a month and I more then save that in food. I am indifferent to food like I never thought possible. It is amazing to go from compulsive eating to having to having to force myself to eat but that is what this med has done for me. I plan on going back down to .6 when I get closer to my goal weight. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.... go straight to your Dr and get this med."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I’ve been on Victoza since May 2019 and to date I have lost 34 lbs! Yea it does take a bit to get used to and you will lose your appetite but stick with it. I find that I do get constipated and I’m not sure what to do about it right now since I’ve always had issues with bowel movements. One other thing that drives me crazy is that I will be starving and then when I finally eat I take 3 bites and then...full! My husband teases me about it because I will be ready to hurt someone then get full almost from just looking at food. I’ve not exercised at all with this medication but definitely feel well enough to do so. 6 more lbs til I’m out of my 200’s.... so onward!"
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For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I would recommend this to anyone who has had a hard time with weight loss. My weight has been up and down my entire life but now that I am older losing had become harder. I've been using Victoza for only a week and I have lost pounds. With no serious side effects at all. It just gets rid of my appetite."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) years ago. Last year, I was referred to a doctor that specializes in this disease; at the time I first met him, I weighed a whopping 387 pounds (I%u2019m 5%u201910%u2019%u2019). Of course, the first thing he told me was that my PCOS would get better if I lost weight. I was totally discouraged! I told him that I was very active and had been on EVERY diet%u2026 nothing seemed to work. I was so frustrated and asked if there was anything he could do to jump start my weight loss from a medical stand point. This is when he told me about Victoza and about the study that demonstrated that individuals suffering from PCOS, not from Type 2 diabetes, had lost weight on this medication... I now weigh 275 pounds :)"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I have been on Victoza for a month. I have to lose a lot of weight so I can have hip replacement surgery. 20 pounds gone. I wish I could stay on this forever. It REALLY works on curbing my appetite."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I’ve been on Victoza for exactly one month, the first week I was on the 0.6 dose since then I’ve been on 1.2mg dose. I’ve lost 10 POUNDS. It curbs my appetite so I am skipping lunch, because I’m not hungry. The tiny needle took getting use to. I’ll go for blood work next week and see how my levels are...Haven’t had a lot of side affects so that’s a plus!"
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For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Just started victoza 3 days ago. Down 9 lbs already , mostly fluid I'm sure but it's a great feeling. I have started keeping track of my calorie intake and today it was below 1000. Amazing because I was always hungry before. Only side effect so far is a mild headache, and if I eat too much (last night, was steak with sweet potato and squash) some slight cramps but pretty sure it's because I ate too much. I should have stopped about 5 bites before I did. I take the injection at night before bed. 0.6 for now. Don't even feel it. I'll report again in a few weeks and see how things are going. I would recommend if you are like me and can't control your appetite. So far so good."
For Diabetes, Type 2 "I'm a 45 yr old woman, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 4 yrs ago. I was prescribed Metformin, then added glipizide, which made me gain a half a pound a day until I quit taking it 30 days & 15 lbs later. Then I was prescribed Victoza. The first 3 weeks, I was sick to my stomach, all day, every day. I had NO energy at all. I would get out of bed, get dressed & then lay back down - it was really THAT bad. BUT after around the 4th week, I started feeling normal again. My A1C went from 9.2 to 5.4 in just 5 weeks. Now, I am never above 130 -even after have a can of Pepsi. Also, I lost 30lbs in 45 days. Just amazing! Suffer through the initial sickness, don't give up on it, Victoza is a life changer! Victoza website for discount card. I pay $25/month."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Second post. Started Victoza 22 July 2019 at 91.7kg. Been on it 3 weeks and 4 days, weight loss 8.1 kg ( 17.8 lbs). I started on .6 for 8 days ( initially slight hung over feeling which disappeared after 3 days), then clicked up over over 3 days until 1.2 ( no side effects except thirst). Two days ago I started working up to 1.8 by advancing the clicks a bit more towards 1.8 each day. Tomorrow will be on full 1.8. For me it seems that gradually going up to the required dose has really minimized the side effects. I am eating about 1000 cals a day and not hungry at all. I do light gym 3 times a week , more for a shoulder injury than cardio at the moment. NO alcohol except for the odd Vodka soda when socializing. I am beginning to allow myself to believe that this time it will be possible to lose my excess 25 kg. I feel strong and in control and am no more a vacuum cleaner when food is around."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I've been on Victoza for 4 months, started out on 0.6, increased to 1.8 now. I've lost 41 lbs. My main issueswith Victoza are constipation and light headed I am planning to continue for the near future."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Today is my 3rd day on Victoza 0.6mg. I’ve lost 3 lbs of water weight I’m sure. First day just got slight headache, second worse headache and upper stomach pain with loose stool, today omg I was in the bathroom all day, and bad bloating. No headache today though. So I’m hoping the other side effects get better soon. I will try to post an update by end of month if I make it."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Hi, it's me again just giving an update. I've got a few post and I'd like to continue to post my experience throughout this process. My last post was 5/15. I went back to my Doctor on 6/15 and was down another 9lbs with a total of 45lbs since I started taking victoza on 3/6/17. I'm still eating the same things, still no side effects, and I am still very much happy with this product. Until next time..."
For Diabetes, Type 2 "I did my research on this medication and to be honest I was kinda nervous to take it. My Dr prescribed me this cuz my blood sugars were so out of whack. Morning BS were running any where from 250-270. I started this medication 2 1/2 weeks ago. At first didn't really get any side effects just a little nauseous here and there. I started out at 2 clicks and gradually made it up the 0.6. My BS morning reading is around 160 which I love didn't think this medicine would work so quickly. I've lost 6lbs already starting weight was 167. I do have more energy and don't feel so sluggish like I used to with the high BS all day long. It curbed my appetite I don't have no cravings for any sugar. Eat small portions cuz I get full so easily. I actually noticed food that is too greasy gets me nauseous or stomach ache. I want to continue to share my story as weeks or months go on :)"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I started taking Victoza a year ago. I was amazed I lost 150lbs. I felt like I had gotten my life back but now I seem to be gaining it back. Very slowly but it scares me because I had no control over the loss and I want to control gaining weight. If I gain all that weight back it will be devastating for me. Anyone know about this? Help!"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "My Dr. Suggested adding Victoza to metformin and Actos treatment for diabetes since my a1c levels were getting progressively higher and I am 100lbs overweight. In 5 weeks I lost 23 lbs. For the first 3 weeks I experienced nausea and extreme fatigue. I love Victoza because for the first time I feel full after eating small portions, I have a greatly reduced interest in food and appetite. I feel relieved that I can finally eat to live and not live to eat."
For Diabetes, Type 2 "I started Victoza 8 months ago & have lost 83 pounds. I am woman 57 years old, 5'6" & weighed 290. I have been obese since early childhood. I have dieted all of my life. This is the first time I have been successful at weight loss. Yes there are side effects, but with the weight falling off of me this fast, I don't care. I woke up this morning weighing 216 so I don't care if I feel nauseas. I haven't weight 216 in 35 years. When I feel nauseas now is first thing in the morning before my shot. I do start feeling a bit hungry in the evenings when the shot starts wearing off, so I try to inject 12 hours prior to bed time. The reason I'm succeeding is because I decided to change my eating habits, log my food, walk & drink water."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "Middle age stinks. In the last 5 years my weight and blood pressure became also uncontrollable. My last doctor visit I weighed in at my heaviest. 201# and being 5'7" was categorised has obese. Plus my blood pressure was sky high. Dangerously high. My doctor told me about Saxenda. Well my insurance company would not cover it. So the doctor's office called in an RX for Victoza. I started the injections May 3rd. I followed the dosing schedule and increased the dose every 7 days. I continue to take the 1.8mg dose. I have lost 31 pounds since May. My blood pressue is now normal even abit low. I feel like I have my life back."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I've lost 77lbs taking this medication. It makes me full fast and I eat such a small amount and am satisfied. I've had no ill effects. Only 4 days was I nauseous after taking the injection when my dose was increased to 1.8 but I took nausea meds for that. I don't feel deprived or anything. This medication works fabulous. I'm on a combination of topamax and metformin along with this and it's helping me lose weight. I'm very happy with the results!"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I was on Victoza for two months and technically only lost 10 lbs but as far as visually everyone says I lost 30+ pounds I ride my bike an average of 15 miles a day so I believe I've gained muscle. I switched to ozempic because the Victoza had a side effect of dry mouth. I never had any other side affects. I literally ate anything I want and lost weight."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "hi I've been on victoza 1.8 mg daily for 2 years. It cuts your appetite well and I lost 30 pounds on it . BUT the catch is after a year and a half on it I got my hunger appetite all back three fold. Mow I'm struggling to cut portions but cant always hungry and I gained 15 pounds back!! Only a temporary hunger control only lasts for so many months. So sad I called the company but no response from them on the getting back your hungry appetite again . Sad so sad!!"
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."
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "My doctor just prescribed me Victoza, I was really scared to take it at first, I been on it now for a week , I experienced little nausea, and a slight headache first two days, third day constipation, Other than that everything back to normal now, I will post later with Results my starting weight is 235 ,So ready to see if Victoza works for me , Hope I don't give up lol"
For Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight) "I just started on Victoza on Jan. 2. Started at 0.6 for 5 days, then moved to 1.2. Side effects minimal. Experienced a headache 1 day, mild nausea first few days, a little more tired at night, which is when I take it. I'm down 8 pounds in 9 days. Am in my 50s, menopausal. I love, love, LOVE the CONTROL this medication gives me over food and my appetite. I have insulin resistance and mildly elevated blood sugar. Diabetes runs in my family. I guess my insurance (BCBS) figured "close enough" because they're paying for it!! Am so excited and LOVE this drug. It is so much more effective than amphetamine-like drugs for weight loss. I will check back in in a few and give you and update. As someone said, "Victoza is not for whimps." But if you can man it up, it's totally worth the side effects. Good luck, all."
For Diabetes, Type 2 "Actually I'm pre-diabetic and have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I've been on Victoza since Aug. 2014. I dialed up to 1.8 over two weeks. Was a little sick on my stomach for about a week. Prior to starting I was on 2,500 mg of metformin with no change in weight or blood sugar. As of November 15, I was down 35 pounds. I'm still on metformin and my doctor and her staff are amazed. I'm very seldom hungry. Sometimes I experience a weird feeling in my stomach and not sure if I hadn't eaten enough or ate the wrong thing and nothing makes the sensation go away except for sleeping. I've lost over 10 inches in my stomach and am complaining because I'm losing so fast that people think I'm sick/clothes are falling off. I've struggled with my weight for years and finally this has worked. At 173lbs."
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