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Victoza Dosage

Generic name: LIRAGLUTIDE 6mg in 1mL
Dosage form: injection

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 17, 2019.

Important Dosing and Administration Instructions

Inspect visually prior to each injection. Only use if solution is clear, colorless, and contains no particles.
Inject VICTOZA subcutaneously once-daily at any time of day, independently of meals.
Inject VICTOZA subcutaneously in the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. No dose adjustment is needed if changing the injection site and/or timing.
When using VICTOZA with insulin, administer as separate injections. Never mix.
It is acceptable to inject VICTOZA and insulin in the same body region but the injections should not be adjacent to each other.
If a dose is missed, resume the once-daily regimen as prescribed with the next scheduled dose. Do not administer an extra dose or increase the dose to make up for the missed dose.
If more than 3 days have elapsed since the last VICTOZA dose, reinitiate VICTOZA at 0.6 mg to mitigate any gastrointestinal symptoms associated with reinitiation of treatment. Upon reinitiation, VICTOZA should be titrated at the discretion of the prescriber.

Adult Dosage

Initiate VICTOZA with a dose of 0.6 mg daily for one week. The 0.6 mg dose is a starting dose intended to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms during initial titration, and is not effective for glycemic control in adults. After one week at 0.6 mg per day, increase the dose to 1.2 mg daily.
If additional glycemic control is required, increase the dose to 1.8 mg daily after at least one week of treatment with the 1.2 mg daily dose.

Pediatric Dosage

Initiate VICTOZA with a dose of 0.6 mg daily.
After at least one week at 0.6 mg daily, the dose may be increased to 1.2 mg daily if additional glycemic control is required.
If additional glycemic control is required, increase the dose to 1.8 mg daily after at least one week of treatment with the 1.2 mg daily dose.

Further information

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