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Liraglutide (Victoza®)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist Victoza® Adult, Children

Liraglutide (Victoza®) - Handling

How should I handle Liraglutide (Victoza®) safely?

​Make sure that your liraglutide injection appears clear and colourless/almost colourless before use. Do not use if it has been frozen accidentally. Ensure the needles are suitable for use with the injection.

Liraglutide (Victoza®) - Storage

How should I store Liraglutide (Victoza®)?

Keep away from children;#Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.;#Others;#

Keep all new, unopened injections in a refrigerator between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Do not freeze.


Once you have started using the injection, you can choose to continue storing them in the fridge, or at room temperature (below 30 degrees Celsius). Keep the cap on the injection to protect the medicine from light. Keep this medication out of reach of children. Throw away the injection 4 weeks after opening.

How should I dispose of Liraglutide (Victoza®) safely?

​Throw away this injection, along with the needle, into a metal tin or glass jar to so that you won’t get any injuries from getting pricked by the needle accidentally. If used at the hospital, your healthcare provider will dispose the injection and needle in an appropriate sharps container.

  • Updated on Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Heart Centre Singapore, PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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