Victoza Dosage

Generic name: liraglutide
Brand names: Saxenda, Victoza
Drug class: Incretin mimetics

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  INJ (pen): 6 mg per mL

Diabetes mellitus, type 2

[1.2-1.8 mg SC qd]
Start: 0.6 mg SC qd x1wk, then 1.2 mg SC qd; Max: 1.8 mg/day; Info: retitrate from 0.6 mg SC qd if tx interrupted for >3 days

Cardiovascular event risk reduction – DM type 2 pts w/ estab. cardiovascular dz

[1.2-1.8 mg SC qd]
Start: 0.6 mg SC qd x1wk, then 1.2 mg SC qd; Max: 1.8 mg/day; Info: retitrate from 0.6 mg SC qd if tx interrupted for >3 days

Renal dosing

[see below]
renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

[no adjustment]

SRC: NLM .