Have questions about the Victoza® pen?
Find out more about how to use, care for, and store Victoza®, which comes in a special, prefilled pen.
I've never used an injectable medication before. How do I get started?
Many people have concerns about using injectable medications to treat type 2 diabetes. But with practice you can make it part of your daily routine. Talk to your health care professional or a Diabetes Health Coach about any questions or concerns you may have. You can also find answers to many of your questions by reading the Medication Guide that comes with your Victoza® pen. These Instructions for Use can help you become more confident about using Victoza® by showing you how to use your Victoza® pen the right way.
These instructions do not take the place of talking with your health care professional or diabetes care team. If you have additional questions about your Victoza® pen, call a Health Coach at 1-877-905-1126, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET.
What are the Victoza® pen needles like?
The NovoFine® 32G Tip needle is recommended for use with your Victoza® pen.a
NovoFine® is a needle that screws tightly onto the pen. The majority of people studied using this needle experienced little or no pain. It is the thinnest needle from Novo Nordisk that is available in the United States. The higher the gauge, the thinner the needle. For example, a 32-gauge needle is thinner than a 23-gauge needle.
The NovoFine® Plus needle can also be used with the Victoza® pen. This ultra-short, ultra-thin needle is designed for less pain. It features an ergonomic shape, improved skin contact and grip, enhanced flow rates, and reduced dosage force. It's also designed to resist bending or breaking.
aPen needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.
How do I take care of my Victoza® pen?
Always protect your Victoza® pen from heat and sunlight, and be sure to keep the cap on when your Victoza® pen is not in use. Use a Victoza® pen for only 30 days; it should be thrown away after 30 days, even if some medication is left in the pen. The Victoza® pen should only be used with Novo Nordisk disposable needles. After removing the needle and discarding it safely, put the cap on your Victoza® pen and store it without the needle attached. Never try to refill your Victoza® pen—it is prefilled and disposable.
Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information about needles for your Victoza® pen.
Where can I get help taking my Victoza® injections?
There are a few ways to get the assistance you need, including talking to your health care provider. You can also call a Diabetes Health Coach. They’re available at 1-877-905-1126, M–F, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
How should I store my Victoza® pen?
Your new, unused Victoza® pen should be stored in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). If Victoza® is stored outside of the refrigerator (by mistake) prior to first use, it should be used or thrown away within 30 days. Victoza® should not be frozen.
After first use, store your Victoza® pen for up to 30 days at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C) or in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).
How many doses of medication are available in each Victoza® pen?
Your Victoza® pen contains 18 mg of Victoza® and will deliver doses of 0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, or 1.8 mg. The number of doses that you can take with a Victoza® pen depends on the dose of medication prescribed for you. Your health care provider will tell you how much Victoza® to take.
The makers of Victoza® have another noninsulin option for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Click to learn more, then ask your health care provider if this option could help lower your blood sugar.