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Victoza FDA Approval History

Last updated by Judith Stewart, BPharm on June 17, 2019.

FDA Approved: Yes (First approved January 25, 2010)
Brand name: Victoza
Generic name: liraglutide
Dosage form: Injection
Company: Novo Nordisk
Treatment for: Diabetes, Type 2

Victoza (liraglutide) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated to improve glycemic control in patients 10 years and older with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease.

Development timeline for Victoza

Jun 17, 2019Approval FDA Approves Victoza (liraglutide) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients 10 Years or Older with Type 2 Diabetes
Aug 25, 2017Approval Victoza (liraglutide) is Approved to Reduce the Risk of Three Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Apr  9, 2012Approval Victoza Label Updated to Include Data Showing Superior Efficacy When Compared to Januvia
Jan 26, 2010Approval FDA Approves Novo-Nordisk's Diabetes Drug Victoza
Apr  3, 2009Update on FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Liraglutide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
May 30, 2008Novo Nordisk Files for Regulatory Approval of Liraglutide in Both the US and Europe

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