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Novo Nordisk partners with international scientific community for Victoza(R) cardiovascular outcomes trial
Date:5/6/2010

A1C and also was associated with weight loss.  

Indications and Usage

Victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that improves blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with a diet and exercise program.

Victoza® is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes.  Victoza® is not insulin and has not been studied in combination with insulin.  Victoza® is not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis.  It is not known if Victoza® is safe and effective in children.  Victoza® is not recommended for use in children.  

Important Safety Information

In animal studies, the medicine in Victoza® caused thyroid tumors – including thyroid cancer - in some rats and mice.  It is not known whether Victoza® causes thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in people which may be fatal if not detected and treated early.  Do not use Victoza® if you or any of your family members have a history of MTC or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).  While taking Victoza®, tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath.  These may be signs of thyroid cancer.  

Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) may be severe and lead to death.

Before taking Victoza®, tell your doctor if you have had pancreatitis, gallstones, a history of alcoholism, or high blood triglyceride levels since these medical conditions make you more likely to get pancreatitis.  

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