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What should I know before taking liraglutide?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Liraglutide is not recommended for children and teens under age 18.

If you have had thyroid cancer or have a family history of thyroid cancer, or have had multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN-2), you should not take liraglutide.

If you have impaired kidney function, impaired liver function, or have had pancreatitis, liraglutide may not be a good option for you.

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant, you should not take liraglutide.

You should not take liraglutide if you are breastfeeding. 

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