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Active ingredient: Liraglutide (GLP-1 receptor agonists)
Saxenda is a remedy for people with excess weight who suffer from weight-related deseases (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes mellitus) or obesity. Also, it can be prescribed for children from age 12 to 17 with body weight above 60 kg (132 pounds). Doctors do not know if Saxenda is safe for kids under the age of 12 or for kids with type 2 diabetes.
Saxenda liraglutide is a prescription medication so that you can get it only after consultation with a specialist. Warn the doctor if you are currently taking any vitamins, prescription / over-the counter medicines, etc..
The remedy should be used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight loss. It can’t be used together with other GLP-1 receptor agonist medications.
Check the pen before using it. If there are any damages, take a
new one to avoid possible problems.
Instructions for Use
Saxenda can be used at any time of the day, however, it is recommended to apply it approximately at the same hours every day. Inject your dose subcutaneously (under the skin); the injection site you can choose includes the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or shoulders. Do not inject the medicine into the vein or muscle. Change the area of the remedy administration more often to avoid lumps formation on the body. Do not massage this area after the injection.
Saxenda doesn’t include pen needle. Recommended is 32G -4mm pen needle.