What is Liraglutide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Victoza, Saxenda

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Generic Name: Liraglutide

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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Liraglutide

Severe
6
Moderate
3
Mild
7
None
11

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Liraglutide

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8
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3
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2
Patients
1
Patients
1
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1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Liraglutide)
Dosage
1.2 mg daily
Patients
34
Dosage
0.6 mg daily
Patients
22
Dosage
1.8 mg daily
Patients
18
Dosage
12 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
0.06 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1.2 g daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1.6 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
6 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
0.6 mcg daily
Patients
2
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
2

Dosages based on patients currently taking Liraglutide.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Liraglutide (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
8
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
4
Reason
Other
Patients
3
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
3
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 19 patients who’ve stopped taking Liraglutide

Duration

Currently Taking Liraglutide
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
3
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
6
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
10
Stopped Taking Liraglutide
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
Patients
4
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
2
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
5
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
Patients
22
81%
Usually
Patients
2
7%
Sometimes
Patients
2
7%
Never
Patients
1
4%

Burden


Very
Patients
3
11%
Somewhat
Patients
4
15%
A little
Patients
7
26%
Not at all
Patients
13
48%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
8
42%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
3
16%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
2
11%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
6
32%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
5%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
7
37%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Liraglutide after stopping:
Treatment name(s)
exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Glimepiride (Amaryl)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Lorcaserin (Belviq)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Metformin (Glucophage, Metformin ER, Diabex…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)
Patients
1
Patients stopped taking Liraglutide and switched to:
Treatment name(s)
exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Gliclazide (Gliclazide MR, Apo-Gliclazide, Diaglucide…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Insulin Glargine (Lantus, Lantus SoloStar, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge)
Patients
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.2 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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