Who owns liraglutide?

Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has reached an agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA to settle the patent dispute in the US over its type 2 diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide). As part of the settlement, Teva can introduce a generic version of Victoza from 22 December 2023.

How much does liraglutide cost?

LIRAGLUTIDE is used to help people lose weight and maintain weight loss. It is used with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Saxenda is around $1,332.59, 17% off the average retail price of $1,614.83. Compare GLP-1 agonists.

How much does liraglutide cost without insurance?

Three autoinjector pens each containing 18 mg of liraglutide have a cash price of $1,346. At the lowest standard dose, 1.2 mg per day, that’s 45 doses at $30 per dose. At the highest dose, 1.8 mg per day, that’s 30 doses at $45 per dose. Uninsured patients, then, spend between $209 and $314 per week.

Who should not take liraglutide?

Do not use Victoza® if you or any member of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)

When does Victoza lose its patent?

Victoza’s U.S. active ingredient patent expires in 2023, according to the company’s annual report.

Is liraglutide licensed for weight loss?

Liraglutide, an injectable GLP-1 agonist originally licensed for glycaemic control in diabetes, is now also licensed as a separate product (▾ Saxenda) for weight control in adults, as an adjunct to a calorie controlled diet and physical exercise.

Why was Victoza taken off the market?

The drug’s label currently warns patients and doctors that Victoza caused thyroid tumors and cancer in animal studies involving rats and mice. The label then states that it is unknown whether people taking the drug are at similar risk of such tumors and cancer, which can be fatal if not caught and treated early.

Can I drink alcohol on liraglutide?

Do not use Saxenda® if you are also using Victoza®. They contain the same medicine. It is very important to carefully follow any instructions from your health care team about: Alcohol—Drinking alcohol may cause severe low blood sugar.

What is a good substitute for Victoza?

Alternatives to Victoza

  • metformin (Glumetza, Riomet)
  • glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase)
  • glipizide (Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL)
  • pioglitazone (Actos)
  • dulaglutide (Trulicity)
  • semaglutide (Ozempic)
  • exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta)
  • sitagliptin (Januvia)