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colesmom63 posted:
Has anyone heard or tried Victoza (sp)? My Dr said she might want to try that on me instead of Metformin. Does anyone know if insurances cover that medciation? Is it similar to Metformin? I can't seem to find any information on it. Thanks in advance.
davedsel57 responded:

I was on Victoza from April 2011 until March 2012. It is an injected hormone that helps reduce blood glucose levels. My insurance plan covered it in part and my co-pay was $175.00 for a 3 month supply. To me, that was very expensive as under our prescription medication plan there is 0 co-pay for Metformin and Glyburide which I am no on the highest allowed doses of each.

Here is the information about Victoza in the WebMD Drugs & Supplements section: SubQ.aspx?drugid=153568&drugname=Victoza SubQ&source=2

Keep in mind that any medication for Type 2 Diabetes is meant to be a tool along side a healthy diet and exercise plan.
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