Generic Name(s): liraglutide
Drug Class: GLP-1 Receptor Agonist
Treats: Type 2 Diabetes
Victoza is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Victoza (liraglutide) is a medication that controls blood sugar level. It is an oral drug that is prescribed to diabetic patients. Victoza works by enhancing the conversion of the blood sugar into another form that is safe to be stored in the body. Once the sugar is digested, its level in the blood goes down, thus, treating the type 2 diabetes. Victoza regulates the insulin levels in the blood especially after taking meals. When combined with other medications, Victoza controls high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes very effectively. It is worth noting that high blood sugar can easily cause nerve problems, sexual dysfunction, kidney damage. This drug is supplied in the form of a liquid and should be administered as an injection.