Liraglutide

Liraglutide is a new drug for treatment of overweight or obesity in adults.

  • Liraglutide came into the market in early 2015.
  • Liraglutide will become a real blockbuster among means for weight loss.

Liraglutide is an injectable prescription drug for subcutaneous administration. Liraglutide helps to reduce weight by suppressing appetite. During using this drug, slowing of gastric emptying is also observed that has a positive effect on weight loss.

It should be noted that Liraglutide is also used as mono or combined therapy of adult patients with type 2 diabetes. If obese patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Liraglutide is the best choice to control and treat both diseases.

Liraglutide possesses attributes of better pharmacological support to reduce and control body weight:

  • Maximum appetite suppression
  • Stable weight loss results
  • Approved for long-term use
  • Excellent safety and tolerability profiles.
  • Relatively low cost of treatment *

* Up to $ 200 US per month for insured patients

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Dosage

To suppress appetite and control weight, it is necessary to take a dose of Liraglutide 3mg per day. Treatment is to be started with a dose of Liraglutide 0.6mg per day. Every 7 days the dose is increased by 0.6mg until it reaches the dose of 3mg.

This dosing schedule allows to minimize a risk of side effects. Nevertheless, the risk of Liraglutide side effects cannot be completely excluded.

Side Effects

Nausea is the most common side effect of Liraglutide. In general, nausea appears within the first 7 days of using Liraglutide, does not cause much discomfort and disappears over time.

Peppermint tea, relaxation or walking outdoors will help to get rid of nausea. If nausea persists or increases, call and consult a health care provider.

Comparison

According to such parameters as efficiency and recommended duration of use, Liraglutide exceeds Phentermine and other appetite suppressants. Liraglutide promotes greater weight loss than when using of fat blocker Orlistat.

Obtaining first results of weight loss and increased self-esteem are the perfect key to long-term strategy of weight management. Just 30 days after Liraglutide use, you will feel yourself better than ever. During this time, you will lose about 3.5% of initial body weight and will make sure that Liraglutide really works

History

Liraglutide drug for obesity treatment was approved by the FDA at the end of December 2014 and soon appeared on the shelves of US pharmacies. Now, price of one month of Liraglutide use is significantly higher than the price of monthly use of Phentermine, Orlistat and other drugs for obesity treatment.

Manufacturer

Currently, a pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is the only manufacturer of Liraglutide injection drug. Novo Nordisk has invested significant funds for development and marketing promotion of Liraglutide, so the price of this drug will remain high for a long time.

Daily use of recommended doses of Liraglutide helps to obtain outstanding weight loss results. You take Liraglutide every day, take standard anti-obesity measures (diet and exercise) and lose by 2.5 times more weight than when using only diet and physical activity.

During clinical trials, it was found that significant weight loss occurs in the first year of using Liraglutide.

  1. Clinically significant weight loss (5%) occurs in the first 8 weeks of using Liraglutide.
  2. The maximum weight loss is observed in the first 16 weeks of using Liraglutide.
  3. The average weight loss makes 9% within one year of Liraglutide therapy.

It is possible that with the increase in sales, Liraglutide price will gradually decline. Now you can take advantage of a special offer of Novo Nordisk company and reduce the costs of treating overweight. If you get and activate a discount card, you can save up to $ 200 per month* during the first year of Liraglutide use.

* Monthly discount of $ 200 is available only for uninsured patients.