Saxenda weight loss

How does Liraglutide (Saxenda) work?

The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist Saxenda (liraglutide) is used to treat diabetes. It acts in the brain by enhancing feelings of fullness and decreasing hunger. This can lead to calorie reduction and weight loss.

What is the purpose of Saxenda (liraglutide)?

This medication is used in combination with diet and exercise to help people lose weight who have a BMI of:

Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or greater.

Overweight: a body mass index of 27 kg/m2 or greater, including at least one weight-related ailment (e.g., high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol)

Dosage forms for Saxenda (liraglutide)

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five 3ml 3mg/0.5ml pens

Dosage for Saxenda in a typical situation (liraglutide)

Saxenda (liraglutide) is typically started at 0.6 mg once daily, injected into the stomach, thigh, or upper arm. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose by 0.6 mg every week until you reach the effective dose of 3 mg daily.