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Saxenda (liraglutide)

  • What is Saxenda (liraglutide)?
    Saxenda is a prescription medication used for weight management in adults who are struggling with obesity or those who are overweight and have weight-related health conditions.

    This medication can only be obtained through a prescription, which a licensed healthcare provider must provide.

  • What are the most common side effects of Saxenda (liraglutide)?
    Saxenda has been shown to cause adverse side effects in some patients. Common side effects include headache, diarrhea, and constipation.

    If these reactions become severe or do not go away after a day or two, seek medical attention right away.

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Frequently asked questions about Saxenda (liraglutide)

Medically reviewed by:Jessica Swirble, PharmD

Saxenda is a prescription medication used for weight management in adults who are struggling with obesity or those who are overweight and have weight-related health conditions.

Saxenda contains the active ingredient liraglutide, which belongs to the drug class known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. This medication mimics the effects of a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate appetite and blood sugar levels.

This medication can only be obtained through a prescription, which a licensed healthcare provider must provide.

Saxenda is primarily prescribed to help individuals manage their weight. It is intended for adults who are considered obese---having a body mass index BMI of 30 or higher---or for overweight individuals (BMI of 27 or higher) who have at least one weight-related health condition, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

This medication can be an effective part of a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

Saxenda belongs to a classification of medication known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. These drugs work by activating GLP-1 receptors in the brain. This activation helps regulate appetite, leading to reduced calorie consumption and, consequently, weight loss. It also delays the emptying of the stomach, contributing to a feeling of fullness and reduced food cravings.

Saxenda is prescribed as a part of a comprehensive weight loss program that includes a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity.

While using Saxenda for weight management, some individuals may experience side effects, although not everyone will.

Mild side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose, sneezing or coughing
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Injection site reactions
  • Low blood sugar

These side effects are usually mild and usually improve over time as your body adjusts to the medication.

More severe side effects include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Swelling
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Severe low blood sugar
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Kidney failure

It's important to promptly report any side effects or concerns to your healthcare provider.

Before starting Saxenda, inform your healthcare provider about any existing medical conditions, allergies, or other medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements. This information is crucial to ensure your safety and to prevent potential interactions.

Discuss any history of:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Stomach problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Kidney problems
  • High triglyceride levels
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol use

If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using Saxenda to assess potential risks and benefits for both you and your baby.

The recommended dosing regimen for Saxenda may vary depending on your individual needs and your healthcare provider's guidance. It is administered as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection using a pre-filled pen device.

Typically, the starting dose of Saxenda is 0.6 mg once daily, and your healthcare provider may gradually increase the dose based on your response. The maximum recommended dose is 3 mg once daily.

Saxenda should be injected into the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm, and the injection site should be rotated to prevent irritation.

Follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding dosing and other recommendations for taking Saxenda. Do not adjust your dose without consulting your doctor, as this can impact the medication's effectiveness.

Store Saxenda as directed by your health care provider or pharmacist. Proper storage is essential to maintain the medication's effectiveness. Typically, Saxenda should be stored in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze, and protect it from light.

The pen-in-use should be stored at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) for up to 30 days.

Keep Saxenda out of the reach of children and follow any specific storage instructions provided with the medication.

Saxenda is available by prescription only. A licensed healthcare provider must authorize the use of this medication.

Looking for a prescription? Providers on Sesame can assess your eligibility and prescribe Saxenda if it's appropriate for your medical condition and needs. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Book an online consultation with a licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether Saxenda might be right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider. Sesame cannot guarantee that you will be provided a prescription after a video or in-person appointment.

Providers on Sesame can help you get a prescription for Saxenda for weight management, which you can pick up at a pharmacy near you. Don't wait to start your weight loss journey—talk to a provider on Sesame today and streamline the process for convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Please remember that the decision to prescribe Saxenda for weight management is at the discretion of your healthcare provider.

Saxenda is the brand name for liraglutide, and no generic version is currently available.

Saxenda (liraglutide) usually costs around $1,340 without insurance. If you have insurance, you can book a video weight loss program to discuss treatment options with a licensed healthcare provider. Saxenda can be prescribed during these appointments, if deemed appropriate by your provider. If you receive a Saxenda prescription during your weight loss appointment, you may be eligible to have part of your visit and your medication covered by your insurance network. Our video weight loss program works with insurance to help cover the cost of your treatment.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your healthcare provider. A video weight loss appointment does not guarantee a Saxenda prescription.

Sesame’s online weight loss program is a subscription that renews every 3 months and includes a video consultation with a weight loss provider, a prescription for semaglutide, liraglutide, tirzepatide, or other weight loss medication if deemed clinically appropriate, assistance with pre-authorization for medication coverage, and 90 days of unlimited messaging with your provider.

Sesame does not accept insurance in order to keep prices low and transparent, which means that the cost of the weight program will not be covered by insurance. It's important to note that the cost of medication is not included in this program, and Sesame does not guarantee medication pricing or insurance coverage for medication.

In addition, most insurance companies will not cover the off-label use of prescription drugs. That means you will likely not be able to get insurance coverage if you are prescribed:

  • Ozempic
  • Rybelsus
  • Mounjaro
  • Victoza

If you are uninsured, please be aware that GLP-1 medications like Wegovy can be expensive, typically ranging between $950 to $1,600 per month. If you are insured, your provider can assist with insurance pre-authorization paperwork to cover the cost of your medication.

Your provider may order a metabolic panel if you do not have recent metabolic testing data available. If this is the case, the price of your lab test is not included in the program cost.

Certain GLP-1 therapies such as semaglutide (the active ingredient in Ozempic and Wegovy), liraglutide (the active ingredient in Saxenda and Victoza), and tirzepatide (the active ingredient in Mounjaro and Zepbound) may increase the likelihood of developing thyroid gland tumors, including medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), a type of thyroid cancer. This conclusion is based on studies where laboratory animals given semaglutide, liraglutide and tirzepatide developed tumors. However, it is not yet confirmed whether semaglutide, liraglutide and tirzepatide pose the same risk to humans.

It’s important to inform your doctor if you or any family member has ever had MTC or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2), a condition leading to tumors in multiple glands. If this is the case, your doctor will likely advise against taking GLP-1 medications such as semaglutide, tirzepatide or liraglutide.

If you are prescribed a GLP-1 medication such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro or Saxenda and exhibit any of the following symptoms, you should contact your provider immediately:

  • A lump or swelling in the neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Shortness of breath

Before taking GLP-1 medications, you should also discuss the following with your provider:

  • Allergies: Inform your doctor and pharmacist of any allergies you have to semaglutide (including under brand names Ozempic, Rybelsus, Wegovy) or similar medications such as tirzepatide (Mounjaro, Zepbound), dulaglutide (Trulicity), exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta), liraglutide (Saxenda, Victoza, or in Xultophy), and lixisenatide (Adlyxin, or in Soliqua).
  • Personal and family medical history: Be sure to disclose if you have a history of conditions like pancreatitis, diabetic retinopathy, gallbladder disease, or kidney disease. Inform your doctor about recent episodes of diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, or any inability to consume liquids, which could lead to dehydration.
  • Current Medications and Supplements: Provide a comprehensive list of all medicines and supplements you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. This is crucial as GLP-1 medications can alter how your body absorbs oral medications.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant soon.
  • Surgical procedures: In the event of surgery, including dental procedures, inform the medical or dental professional that you are on GLP-1 medication.

It's essential to thoroughly discuss these risks with your healthcare provider and consider your personal and family medical history when deciding whether to use these medications. Your doctor can provide guidance on the best course of action based on your specific health situation.

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