What is Liraglutide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Victoza Saxenda

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Liraglutide is an injectable medicine used for type 2 diabetes that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by increasing the amount of insulin that the body produces, decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver, and slowing the time it takes food to go through the stomach.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes Type 2 86 38
Support weight loss 30 9
Obesity 4 1
Prediabetes 2 1
Treat side effects of another treatment 2 5
Diabetes Mellitus 1 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 6
Mild 10
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Liraglutide

Side effect Patients
Nausea 9
Stomach upset 4
Pain in lower back 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bad breath (halitosis) 1
Bloating 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Liraglutide

Dosage Patients
1.2 mg daily 7
6 mg daily 5
0.6 mg daily 3
1.8 mg daily 3
0.06 mg daily 2
1.8 mL daily 2
0.6 mcg daily 1
2.4 mg daily 1
10.8 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Liraglutide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 11
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Other 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently taking Liraglutide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Liraglutide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 7
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 2
$50-99 7
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Liraglutide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 7
Exenatide (Byetta) 3
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Glimepiride (Amaryl) 1
Glyburide (Glynase PresTab) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Liraglutide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Dapagliflozin (Forxiga) 1
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Gliclazide (Gliclazide MR) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Liraglutide

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researcher47
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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 52
Condition: Diabetes Type 2
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See researcher47's full Liraglutide history

Feb 6, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1.8 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
toledogranny3
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
61 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

See toledogranny3's full Liraglutide history

Jan 5, 2011 (Started May 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diabetes Type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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