In animal studies, Victoza® caused thyroid tumors—including thyroid
cancer—in some rats and mice. It is not known whether Victoza® causes
thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)
in people, which may be fatal if not detected and treated early. Do not use Victoza®
if you or any of your family members have a history of MTC or if you have Multiple
Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). While taking Victoza®,
tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble
swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer.
What should I tell my health care provider before taking Levemir®,
NovoLog®, or NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- About all of your medical conditions.
- If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- About all prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take, including supplements.
Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.
How should I take Levemir®, NovoLog®, or NovoLog®
- Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
- Take Levemir®, NovoLog®, or NovoLog®
Mix 70/30 as directed by your health care provider. Do not change your dose or type
of insulin unless you are told to by your health care provider.
- Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your health care provider.
- Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection
from another person.
What are some possible side effects of Levemir®, NovoLog®,
and NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
- Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include anxiety,
irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
Get emergency medical help if you have:
- trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue,
or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
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