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Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection

This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Saxenda. It explains how the Agency assessed the medicine to recommend its authorisation in the EU and its conditions of use. It is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use Saxenda.

For practical information about using Saxenda, patients should read the package leaflet or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

  • DESCRIPTION


WHAT IS SAXENDA AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?


HOW IS SAXENDA USED?

Saxenda is available as a solution for injection in pre-filled pens. The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.

Saxenda is injected once per day, preferably at the same time every day. It is given as an injection under the skin in the thigh, upper arm or abdomen (belly). The starting dose is 0.6 mg per day. The dose is then increased each week by 0.6 mg to a maximum of 3.0 mg per day.

Treatment with Saxenda should be stopped if patients have not lost at least 5% of their initial body weight after 12 weeks of treatment with 3 mg of Saxenda per day. The doctor should re-assess the need of continuing treatment once a year.

WHAT BENEFITS OF SAXENDA HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN STUDIES?

  • DESCRIPTION


WHAT IS SAXENDA AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?


HOW IS SAXENDA USED?

Saxenda is available as a solution for injection in pre-filled pens. The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.

Saxenda is injected once per day, preferably at the same time every day. It is given as an injection under the skin in the thigh, upper arm or abdomen (belly). The starting dose is 0.6 mg per day. The dose is then increased each week by 0.6 mg to a maximum of 3.0 mg per day.

Treatment with Saxenda should be stopped if patients have not lost at least 5% of their initial body weight after 12 weeks of treatment with 3 mg of Saxenda per day. The doctor should re-assess the need of continuing treatment once a year.

WHAT BENEFITS OF SAXENDA HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN STUDIES?

  • DESCRIPTION


WHAT IS SAXENDA AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?


HOW IS SAXENDA USED?

Saxenda is available as a solution for injection in pre-filled pens. The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.

Saxenda is injected once per day, preferably at the same time every day. It is given as an injection under the skin in the thigh, upper arm or abdomen (belly). The starting dose is 0.6 mg per day. The dose is then increased each week by 0.6 mg to a maximum of 3.0 mg per day.

Treatment with Saxenda should be stopped if patients have not lost at least 5% of their initial body weight after 12 weeks of treatment with 3 mg of Saxenda per day. The doctor should re-assess the need of continuing treatment once a year.

WHAT BENEFITS OF SAXENDA HAVE BEEN SHOWN IN STUDIES?