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What Is Liraglutide Used For?

Limitations of Liraglutide

Liraglutide is generally not recommended as a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. This means it is typically used when other medications do not adequately control blood sugar or are poorly tolerated.
 
Liraglutide has not been studied in combination with insulin. In addition, it is not a substitute for insulin and is not intended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. This medication may increase the risk of pancreatitis and possibly even certain cancers (see Side Effects of Liraglutide and Precautions and Warnings With Liraglutide for more information).
 

Can Children Use It?

Liraglutide is not approved for children. This does not mean that children absolutely cannot use liraglutide; it just means that this medication (like most) has not been adequately studied in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
 

Is Liraglutide Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the uses discussed in this article. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label liraglutide uses.
 
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