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Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Prescription requiredOnly Available By Prescription
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Saxenda (Liraglutide) is a prescription medication for weight management in adults with obesity and weight-related health problems. It is an injectable drug that reduces appetite promotes fullness, and helps with weight loss. Saxenda works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone in the body that regulates appetite and blood sugar levels.

When planning to buy Saxenda online, it is crucial to consider factors such as effectiveness, potential side effects, and cost.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a health condition characterized by excessive body weight and fat accumulation, typically measured by calculating body mass index (BMI). It is associated with various health risks, including joint issues, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers.

Fact Table
Formula C172H265N43O51
License US FDA, EU EMA
Bioavailability 55%
Legal status RX Only
Chemical Name Liraglutide
Elimination half-life 13 hours
Dosage (Strength) 6mg/ml 3ml
Pregnancy Consult a doctor
Brands Victoza, Saxenda, others
Protein binding Greater than 98%
PubChem CID 16134956
MedlinePlus a611003
ChEBI 71193
ATC code A10BJ02
DrugBank DB06655
KEGG D06404
Routes of administration Subcutaneous

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Directions

Saxenda should be administered under the skin (thigh, abdomen, or upper arm), typically once daily.

A doctor may prescribe Saxenda dosing. The doctor may start you with a low dose to minimize the risk of side effects, gradually increasing the dose.

To administer Saxenda:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Gather supplies: Saxenda pen, new needle, alcohol swabs, sharps container.
  • Remove the pen cap and attach a new needle.
  • Check the solution for clarity.
  • Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab.
  • Grasp the skin and insert the needle at a right angle.
  • Press the injection button fully and hold for a few seconds.
  • Please take out the needle and dispose of it in a sharp's container.
  • Replace the pen cap.

Rotate the injection site with every dose to minimize skin damage.

Use this medication consistently, same time each day, to maximize its benefits.

Never share your pen device with another person, as doing so can lead to severe infections.

If you forget to take your Saxenda dose for three or more consecutive days, it's important to contact your healthcare provider to discuss how to restart your treatment.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Saxenda is Liraglutide.

Cautions

Discuss your detailed medical history and allergies, if you have any, with your doctor.

This product could affect your blood sugar levels; hence, checking your blood sugar regularly is recommended.

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant.

Talk to your doctor before you plan on breastfeeding.

Interactions

This medication could interact with other Rx medications like insulin and sulfonylureas, including glyburide, exenatide, and dulaglutide. Do not use this medication with other weight loss products, diet pills, or appetite suppressants.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Saxenda weight loss include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headache, dizziness, low blood sugar, increased heart rate, and injection site reactions such as redness or itching. It's important to consult your healthcare provider for a complete list of side effects and to discuss any concerns you may have.


Frequently Asked Questions about Saxenda


How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist. Saxenda aids weight loss by reducing appetite, prolonging feelings of fullness, and decreasing calorie intake. It mimics a natural hormone that regulates blood sugar, insulin, and digestion.


Why am I not losing weight on Saxenda?

If you're not losing weight on Saxenda, it could be due to factors like the dosage, inconsistent use, inadequate changes to the diet, lack of exercise, other underlying health conditions, or individual differences in response to the medication. Talk to your doctor for guidance and adjustments to improve your weight loss progress.


Where is the cheapest place to buy Saxenda?

Saxenda can be purchased with a prescription. You can find the best price by ordering the medication online from Canada, specifically Canpharm.


Does Saxenda need to be refrigerated?

Keep the unopened Saxenda pens in the refrigerator at a temperature of 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Once you start using a pen, store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature, ranging from 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C). Dispose of pens used for 30 days, even if medication is left in them. Avoid freezing Saxenda.


How many 0.6 doses in Saxenda pen?

A Saxenda pen contains a total of 18 mg of liraglutide, which is equivalent to 3 ml of solution. Each Saxenda pen is designed to deliver doses starting from 0.6 mg and gradually increasing to the recommended maintenance dose of 3.0 mg. There are 30 doses of 0.6 mg in a Saxenda pen if you continue taking the same dose daily until your pen is empty.


How long does Saxenda stay in your system?

Saxenda remains in your body for around three days. This duration is determined by its half-life, which is when it takes 50% of the medication to be eliminated. The half-life of Saxenda is 13 hours.


Does Saxenda come with needles?

No, Saxenda does not come with needles. To administer Saxenda, you must obtain separate needles, typically obtained with a prescription from your healthcare provider.


Can you take more than 3 mg of Saxenda?

The highest recommended dose of Saxenda for obesity treatment is 3 mg daily. It is advised to stay within this dosage limit.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.