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Saxenda (Liraglutide)

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Strength Pack Size Qty
6mg/ml 3ml
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Saxenda (liraglutide) is an injectable prescription medication used to assist adults with excess weight (BMI 27 or more) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI 30 or more), as well as children aged 12-17 years with a body weight above 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity. Its purpose is to aid in weight loss and maintenance. Saxenda should be used alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Saxenda functions by mimicking a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates blood sugar levels, appetite, and digestion. It works by lowering appetite and slowing gastric emptying, which prolongs feelings of fullness and, consequently, helps reduce calorie intake.

If you are planning to buy Saxenda, consider factors such as its effectiveness, potential side effects, and price.

Fact Table







Legal status

RX Only

Chemical Name


Elimination half-life

13 hours

Dosage (Strength)

6mg/ml 3ml


Consult a doctor


Victoza, Saxenda, others

Protein binding

Greater than 98%

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration



Read the Instructions for use that comes with Saxenda.

Use Saxenda exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Dosing Schedule:

Week 1: Start with a dose of 0.6 mg per day.

Week 2: Increase to 1.2 mg per day.

Week 3: Increase to 1.8 mg per day.

Week 4: Increase to 2.4 mg per day.

Week 5 and Beyond: Progress to the full dose of 3 mg per day.

Note: Dose adjustments should only be made under the guidance of your healthcare provider. For pediatric patients, a reduced dose of 2.4 mg daily may be advised if the maximum dose is not well-tolerated.

Administration Time:

Saxenda should be injected once daily, at any convenient time.

Injection Technique:

Inject subcutaneously in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm as directed by your healthcare provider.

Avoid intravenous or intramuscular injection.

Rotate the injection site within the chosen area for each dose to minimize the risk of lumps under the skin.


The active ingredient in the Saxenda is liraglutide.


Before using this medication discuss your detailed medical history and any existing allergies with your healthcare provider.

This product may have an impact on your blood sugar levels. It is advisable to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.

Avoid using this medication if you are pregnant.

If you are breastfeeding, consult your physician for guidance.


This medication has the potential to interact with other prescription drugs, particularly those used in diabetes management such as insulin, glyburide, exenatide, and dulaglutide.

Do not use this medication with other weight management products, including diet pills or appetite suppressants.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Saxenda are:

Gastrointestinal Symptoms:





Upset stomach (Dyspepsia)

Stomach pain

Metabolic Changes:

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)

Alterations in blood lipase enzyme levels

Neurological Effects:



General Symptoms:

Fatigue (Tiredness)




Remember, these are not exhaustive lists, and it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance. If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For complete details about Saxenda, please refer to Patient Information.

Frequently Asked Questions about Saxenda

What is Saxenda used for?

Saxenda is used for weight management in adults with obesity or overweight with weight-related conditions.

How is Saxenda administered?

Saxenda is administered as a once-daily injectable medication.

Can Saxenda be used with other weight loss medications?

Saxenda should not typically be combined with other prescription weight loss drugs; consult a healthcare professional.

Are there any dietary restrictions while using Saxenda?

A reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity are recommended with Saxenda use.

What are common side effects of Saxenda?

Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and potential low blood sugar.

Can people with diabetes use Saxenda?

Saxenda can be used by people with Type 2 diabetes but is not a substitute for diabetes medication.

How long does it take to see results with Saxenda?

Weight loss varies; some may see results in several weeks, while others may take longer.

Is Saxenda covered by insurance?

Coverage varies; check with your insurance provider for specifics.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Saxenda?

Saxenda is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding; consult a healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Saxenda?

If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember, but skip it if it's almost time for your next dose.

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