Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

Saxenda (liraglutide injection)


What’s inside

One pack contains 3 (three) prefilled, dial-a-dose, single-patient use pens. Each pen contains 18 mg of liraglutide, and you can select doses of 0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, 1.8 mg, 2.4 mg and 3 mg. Each pen is made to be used with NovoFine® or NovoTwist® disposable needles up to a length of 8 mm. Pen needles are not included with your Saxenda pen.

How it works

Saxenda is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist used with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management. Saxenda delays gastric emptying, which makes you feel full longer after a meal and suppresses your appetite.

How to use 

Saxenda is injected daily subcutaneously. For the dosing and injection instructions, refer to Saxenda official Medication Guide at the link.

Dose escalation schedule

Start Saxenda at a dose of 0.6 mg daily for one week. Then follow the dose escalation schedule to minimize gastrointestinal adverse reactions.

Daily dose
Dose escalation
Week 1
0.6 mg
Week 2
1.2 mg
Week 3
1.8 mg
Week 4
2.4 mg
Maintenance dose
Week 5 and onward
3 mg


Origin and shipping

Saxenda is shipped from a pharmacy in Turkey. Shipping to the U.S. takes up to 6 business days.