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Liraglutide
Liraglutide
Discover the groundbreaking power of Liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda), the exceptional pharmaceutical solution that boasts an impressive 80% success rate in clinical trials for managing diabetes and aiding weight loss. Don’t miss out on this remarkable opportunity to transform your health and well-being with a proven and innovative medication. Take the first step towards a brighter future today!
You can buy Liraglutide after enrolling as a patient.
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Can I Buy Liraglutide?


Patients can buy Liraglutide as part of a specialized treatment plan. After a phone call from a treatment specialist, you will be enrolled as a patient, and the pharmacy will ship the medication straight to your door.


Do we offer Liraglutide as part of a treatment plan?
Yes
Weight Loss
Suppress hunger
Heart Health
Reduce risk of heart disease

How Does Liraglutide Work?

Empowering Diabetes & Obesity Treatment

Liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda) is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and   GLP-1 are incretin hormones released into the bloodstream after eating and play a critical role in insulin secretion. GLP-1 receptor agonists are thought to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Liraglutide also suppresses appetite and delays gastric emptying. This results in a sense of fullness and can reduce hunger and calorie intake.

Recommendations and Efficacy in Obesity Management

The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Obesity Society recommend liraglutide use for people with:

  • A BMI greater than 30 kg/m2
  • A BMI of 27 kg/m2 or higher and associated conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, or obstructive sleep apnea

SCALE Obesity and Prediabetes (n = 3731) and SCALE Diabetes (n = 846) were 56-week, randomized, placebo-controlled studies that looked at the effects of the dosing at 3.0 mg. Both studies found that people who took 3.0 mg lost more weight than those who took a placebo: 8% vs. 2.6% and 6% vs. 2%, respectively.

In clinical trials, 9.8% of patients treated with Saxenda and 4.3% of patients treated with placebo prematurely discontinued treatment as a result of adverse reactions.

Benefits of Liraglutide


This medication provides the following potential benefits:
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    Lowers A1C
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    Reduces the risk of chronic diseases associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity
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    Less joint damage
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    Decreased risk for cardiovascular disease
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    Improved mobility
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    Decreased blood pressure

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Drug Details

Indications

What is Liraglutide used for?

The indications for this medication include:
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity

Contraindications

You should avoid Liraglutide if you are/have:

People with the following conditions should not take this medication:
  • Liver and renal dose adjustments may be necessary in some patients
  • Use of another medication to treat obesity
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Gastroparesis
  • Personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to this medication or excipients in the injection
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Monitor for hypoglycemia when using insulin secretagogues concomitantly
  • May make birth control pills and other orally administered medications less effective
Liraglutide Side Effects

What are the side effects of Liraglutide?

Side effects noted in clinical trials include:
Common Liraglutide Side Effects
  • Nausea
  • Hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increased lipase
Rare Liraglutide Side Effects
  • Risk of thyroid C-cell tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hypoglycemia if used concomitantly with insulin secretagogues or insulin
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Acute kidney injury/renal impairment
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease
  • Suicidal behavior and ideation
  • Acute gallbladder disease
  • Increased heart rate

Liraglutide Dosage Information

Liraglutide Dosage & Frequency

Typical Liraglutide Dosage & Frequency
  • Dosage typically starts at 0.6mg and increases weekly until 3 mg is reached.
  • Injected daily

References

  • Davies MJ, Kela R, Khunti K. Overview of the preclinical and clinical data and its role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2011 Mar;13(3):207-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2010.01330.x. PMID: 21205109.
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279038/
  • Association of Pharmacological Treatments for Obesity With Weight Loss and Adverse Events
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5617638/
  • SAXENDA: Solution for subcutaneous use
    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/206321Orig1s000lbl.pdf
  • Davies MJ, Bergenstal R, Bode B, et al.; NN8022-1922 Study Group.
  • Pi-Sunyer X, Astrup A, Fujioka K, et al.; SCALE Obesity and Prediabetes NN8022-1839 Study Group. A randomized, controlled trial of 3.0 mg of liraglutide in weight management. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(1):11-22.
  • Lean ME, Carraro R, Finer N, et al.; NN8022-1807 Investigators. Tolerability of nausea and vomiting and associations with weight loss in a randomized trial of liraglutide in obese, non-diabetic adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38(5):689-697.
  • Mehta A, Marso SP, Neeland IJ. A critical review of the evidence. Obes Sci Pract. 2017 Mar;3(1):3-14. doi: 10.1002/osp4.84. Epub 2016 Dec 19. PMID: 28392927; PMCID: PMC5358074.

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