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Have been taking Victoza for Type 2 diabetes for a few years…

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Have been taking Victoza for Type 2 diabetes for a few years now and it lowers my blood sugar effectively, however, just started experiencing acne in my groin area and feel it is somehow related to the medication.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I take Zoloft, Finesteride, Niacin and Victoza daily.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thanks
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I have been prescribing victoza for over 2 years to many patients, and I am also following a large number of patients who are taking victoza. This is UNLIKELY to be related to victoza.

Though any kind of side effects can happen due to a drug (even if not mentioned in the medical literature), but the possibility of victoza giving acne like lesions is extremely unlikely.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thanks ever so much and have a great day!
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Also it is not mentioned as a popular or frequent side effect of victoza.

I will suggest a dermatologist review and clinical exam for treatment. And will not suggest you to stop taking victoza given the beneficial effects associated with this drug.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.

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