Victoza Days Supply Question

by Kayla
(Laurel, MS)

Victoza is Indicated for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Victoza is Indicated for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

I had a patient today with a script for victoza 3pak ; 3mg sq daily! I have the worst time figuring I out victoza! It doesn't have to be this particular dosage so if you can help me find an easier way to figure it out along with its day supply I would appreciate it!

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Jan 31, 2018
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by: Sara,RN

At 6mg/ml, a dose of 0.6mg will be 0.1ml and a 3 ml pen will last 30 days. At 1.2mg (0.2ml) a 3ml pen will last 15 days. At a dose of 1.8mg (0.3ml) a pen will last 10 days.
The 0.6mg dose is ONLY for acclimating the pt to the drug x 1 week. The "ususal" dose is 1.2mg daily which can be increased by the Dr. to 1.8 mg daily if they still need tighter glucose control.

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Victoza Days Supply Answers
by: Johnathan

3mg of Victoza subcutaneously daily seems to be a high dose.

Usually, Victoza is started at a dose of 0.6mg daily for 1 week. Then it is increased to 1.2mg daily. If that dose doesn't adequately help give glycemic control, then it can be further increased to 1.8mg daily.

Victoza comes in pens of 6mg/ml; 3ml pens. It is packaged in either a 2-pack or a 3-pack.

Therefore, days supply is figured based on the dosing.

If it were a 3-pack, as you mentioned, then we multiply 6mg/ml X 3ml (what is in each pen) X 3 (three pens to a package)

= 18X3=54mg total per 3 pack.

For your example, if the patient was in fact injecting 3mg daily, then a 3-pack would last for 18 days.

If it were 0.6mg daily, then one pen would last 10 days, and a 3-pack would last 30 days.

Incidentally, once a 2-pack or a 3-pack are opened, they are both only good for a maximum of 30 days.

If it were 1.2mg daily, then one pen would last 5 days and therefore, a 3-pack would last 15 days.

If the dose was 1.8mg daily, then one pen would last 3 days and a 3-pack would last at the least, 9 days.

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