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
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 4
Mild 5
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Liraglutide

Side effect Patients
Nausea 9
Stomach upset 3
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
1.8 mg daily 4
0.6 mg daily 2
0.06 mg daily 1
1.2 mL daily 1
2.4 mg daily 1
3 mg daily 1
12 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
6 months-1 year 7
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 6

Stopped taking Liraglutide

Duration Patients
0-1 month 5
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 5

Adherence


Always
Patients
22
71%
Usually
Patients
3
10%
Sometimes
Patients
2
6%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
4
13%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
4
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
4
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
8
26%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
15
48%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
16%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
6%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
6
19%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
7
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
32%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Liraglutide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 4
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
exenatide (Byetta) 1
Glimepiride (Amaryl) 1
Insulin NPH-insulin regular (Humulin 70/30 Insulin) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Liraglutide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
exenatide (Byetta) 1
Gliclazide (Gliclazide MR) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Liraglutide

researcher47
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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 51
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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toledogranny3
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
60 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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