Saxenda® (liraglutide) is used to lose weight in obese or overweight adults who also suffer from weight-related medical problems, and it helps to keep weight off once the weight has been lost. A child aged 12 to 17 years who is overweight and whose body weight exceeds 132 pounds (60 kilograms) can use Saxenda®. Exercise and a healthy diet are recommended along with Saxenda®.
As part of its mechanism of action, Saxenda mimics the actions of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that our bodies naturally produce. Saxenda increases the level of GLP-1 in the body, which can help to reduce hunger and promote weight loss by regulating appetite and food intake.
An injection of Saxenda® is administered once a day under the skin (subcutaneously) using a multi-dose injection pen.
Victoza and Saxenda® contain the same active ingredient (liraglutide). Unlike Victoza, Saxenda® has a different strength and is FDA-approved for a different condition than Victoza.
Type 1 or type 2 diabetes cannot be treated with Saxenda®. Children under 12 years of age are not known to be safe or effective when taking Saxenda®. Saxenda’s safety and effectiveness in type 2 diabetic children aged 12 to 17 is unknown.
That’s right! The exact same solution and manufacturer (Novo Nordisk) can be found at your local pharmacy in the United States. Canada is the source of all our products!
Indeed! It is necessary for you to provide a copy of your prescription. It is important to note that screenshots of online prescriptions on a prescriber or pharmacy portal are not accepted.
The prescription must be written by a licensed prescriber from the United States. When you place your order, you will be prompted to upload your prescription. Then voilà! From there, we take care of everything!
After reviewing the prescription and order, our pharmacy team will send it for payment, packaging, and shipping.
It will take approximately 7-10 business days for your order to arrive once it is on the way. A tracking number will be emailed to you. All of our deliveries are handled by USPS.
Shipping is $39.99. We use temperature sensitive packaging and our carrier is USPS. There is no overnight shipping.
Yes, absolutely! Your tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has been shipped.
Unfortunately, no. Any screenshot of an online prescription will not be accepted.
Easy as pie! Log back into your account and click on order refills. Please ensure there is refills left on file or you have to submit a new prescription.
Since we ship our medication from Canada, Saxenda® is cheaper! Because of Canada’s strict price gauging policies, our medication is much cheaper than in the US.
Liraglutide is the active ingredient in both Saxenda® and Victoza®. There are, however, differences in the uses of these prescription drugs. Victoza® is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes while Saxenda® is prescribed for weight loss and management.
Ozempic® contains semaglutide, while Saxenda® contains liraglutide. Weight loss and weight management are the goals of both medications.
Under the skin, Saxenda® and Ozempic® are injected. Ozempic® is taken once a week, whereas Saxenda® is taken once a day.
Saxenda® does not contain any specific warnings about drinking alcohol. It is important to keep in mind that alcohol can lower blood sugar levels. Alcohol increases your risk of hypoglycemia if you are taking other diabetes medications. Additionally, many alcoholic drinks are high in carbohydrates and sugar. Avoid alcohol if you’re trying to lose weight.
After injection, Saxenda® reaches its maximum concentration in the body 11 hours later. To determine whether Saxenda® is working, you should follow up with your doctor after 2 to 8 weeks.
After 16 weeks, your doctor may tell you to stop taking it if you have not lost 4% of your body weight.
Saxenda may be stopped in children 12 and older after 12 weeks on the maintenance dose if BMI has not decreased by 1%.
Saxenda® was found to be more effective than a placebo (a sugar pill) in clinical studies. It is important to note, however, that individual results may vary, and weight loss may not be sustained without dietary and exercise changes.