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Liraglutide - Overview

Liraglutide is a medication used in helping people with weight loss and improving glycemic control in people with diabetes. People who need a liraglutide injection can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider in the area who can prescribe a liraglutide pen when appropriate to do so.

Liraglutide - Mechanism of Action

Liraglutide belongs to a class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. Liraglutide has multiple uses, depending on how it is administered. As Victoza, liraglutide is used as an adjunct to diet and exercise for improving glycemic control in people with diabetes mellitus. On the other hand, as Saxenda, liraglutide is used as an adjunctive measure to help adults with chronic weight loss.

Liraglutide - Cost and Dose

Liraglutide is an expensive medication, and generic liraglutide is often not available. At many pharmacies in the United States, liraglutide costs over $300 per liraglutide 18 mg / 3 mL pen injection. Liraglutide can also be found as a 6 mg / mL solution. While liraglutide coupons are sometimes available online, it is also worth checking with one's insurance company to see if any of the costs associated with a liraglutide injection prescription can be covered. Liraglutide is available as a special pen and is administered subcutaneously in the upper arm, abdomen and thigh. Liraglutide is typically prescribed to be administered once per day, often starting at liraglutide 0.6 mg and titrated based on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Following administration, liraglutide generally reaches peak concentrations with 12 hours. Liraglutide can delay gastric emptying which needs to be considered when liraglutide is prescribed in conjunction with other medications.

Can I Buy Liraglutide Online?

Liraglutide pen injections require a prescription before they can be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. As a result, liraglutide OTC is not available and one cannot just buy liraglutide online as the first step is getting a prescription from a medical provider. People who might need a liraglutide prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider in the area who can prescribe liraglutide injections when appropriate to do so.

Liraglutide - Side Effects

Concerns about using liraglutide should be discussed with a pharmacist and medical provider before use. Side effects that can result from liraglutide pen use include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, low blood sugar, fatigue, dizziness and heartburn. Liraglutide should not be used by people with a history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2. Liraglutide may increase the risk of gallbladder disease, kidney disease and mood disorders. Liraglutide and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to liraglutide or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication.

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Last updated December 12, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.