Saxenda can increase the heart rate. If you find your resting heart rate is high over time then you should stop taking it and consult your physician.
This medication is available in a pre-filled pen and injected once per day, at any time of the day. A physician can assist with correct dosages of up to 3mg.
It is recommended that patients change their lifestyle to include healthy eating and physical exercise rather than being dependent solely on the medication.
If you are pregnant, have had past reactions to liraglutide or have a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) then you should stop taking this medication.
Do not take Saxenda if you are already taking Victoza as they are similar drugs and both include liraglutide. Do not take these two drugs together.
If you are considering taking Saxenda, talk to your physician or healthcare provider who can evaluate your health and medical history and find out if Saxenda is right for you.
Cost of Saxenda
Saxenda costs can vary depending on pharmacy, drug plans and insurance. It’s best to call your insurance company to see if you have coverage.
In the US, it costs an average of $40/day to day for this weight loss medication or an average of $1200/month.
With a valid prescription from a doctor, American patients can place an order for Saxenda through BuyCanadianInsulin.com and save. Orders are shipped directly to residents in the United States from Canada.