Who should not take Saxenda?

Saxenda is contraindicated in: Patients with an individual or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or even patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) [see Precautions and warnings (5.1)].

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Does Saxenda work for weight loss?

In a clinical study of people taking Saxenda for three yearse: fifty six % achieved significant weight loss at year 1, and. Approximately half of these patients maintained weight loss at 3 years when taking Saxenda added to a reduced calorie meal plan and increased physical exercise, compared with individuals not on the drug.

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Is Saxenda a GLP 1?

Saxenda, Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) Injection is an analog of human GLP-1 and acts as a GLP-1 receptor agonist used for as an adjunct to a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with a short body mass index (BMI) of thirty kg/m2 or greater (obese),…

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Can Saxenda cause heart problems?

In clinical trials, Saxenda was found to result in a small drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number) of about 2.8 millimeters of mercury. However, treatment with Saxenda had also been shown to be related to an increase in heart rate of 3 beats per minute.

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Can Saxenda cause fatigue?

Events of asthenia page, fatigue, malaise, dysgeusia and dizziness were mainly reported within the first twelve weeks of treatment with Saxenda and were often co reported with gastrointestinal events such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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