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Victoza May Help With Weight In Ovary Disorder

SAN FRANCISCO -- Adding the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) to metformin might be beneficial for obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a pilot study showed. The combination of liraglutide and metformin induced a significantly greater amount of weight loss through 12 weeks compared with liraglutide or metformin monotherapy (14.3 versus 8.4 and 2.6 pounds, P=0.001), according to Mojca Jensterle Sever, MD, PhD, of the University Medical Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The percentage of patients who lost at least 5% of their body weight was 22% in the combination group, 16% in the liraglutide group, and 0% in the metformin group, she reported at the Endocrine Society meeting here. In an interview, Jensterle Sever said that this was the first study to examine the use of a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist in women with PCOS. GLP-1 agonists have been shown to lead to weight loss in patients with diabetes. The use of liraglutide as an add-on to metformin in women with PCOS deserves further investigation in larger randomized studies with long-term follow-up, she said, acknowledging that the study presented was small with just 36 patients. "It's no Continue reading >>

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  1. AuntGG

    Victoza and Metformin

    Currently taking 1000 mg Metformin twice a day. I started Victoza on December 18th and I've lost 5 pounds! I attribute it to the fact that I'm just not hungry. Of course this could also be from the nausea that Victoza seems to produce (for me). Even the smell of food sends me running from a room. I must make myself drink fluids as I tend to forget, because im not hungry or thirsty, if I don't I feel run down and off balance. HOWEVER! Once I start eating a small little something, the nausea dissipates at least at tad so I CAN eat. Victoza slows gastric emptying and mimics gastroparesis (which some diabetics are familiar with) and Victoza is the KING of constipation. With all the bad that Victoza can attribute I am so very thankful to have it on my side! I need the appetite suppressant. I need the slow gastric emptying. This is what keeps me from eating like I shouldn't!! Can't wait to see where else it takes me.

  2. laserladyofla

    That's my combination too. But after a while my appetite returned.

  3. CalgaryDiabetic

    Daer AuntGG how much metformin do you take per day? And how much Vitoza do you take per day ?

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