User Reviews for Liraglutide to treat Obesity
Also known as: Victoza, Saxenda
Liraglutide has an average rating of 7.6 out of 10 from a total of 820 ratings for the treatment of Obesity. 69% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 13% reported a negative effect.
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I am currently in week 3. I have lost 14 pounds. The side effects have been minimal, and are a little stronger on a day that I increase dosage. The notable side effects are a light nausea when it is time to eat, or after a meal in which I have eaten more than I should. I am incredibly pleased with the results of this medication. I feel good, and my stamina for exercise has increased. My blood pressure has dropped significantly, so my doctor and I reduced my blood pressure medication by half. My cravings for sugar are non-existent. I carefully consider what I am eating. I try to get in fruits and vegetables, but if there is pizza at my house, I just eat a few bites. I encourage anyone who needs this medicine to try it!! Giving yourself an injection is actually easy. The needle is so small, you barely feel it. I don't write reviews normally, but I feel very strongly about this option for weight loss.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Started October19/2020. First three months side effects were nausea and acid reflux. At about 2 months in constipation was bad. Started eating all bran every morning and taking 1flora lax daily and the constipation went away in two weeks. Almost 4 months in all side effects are gone, so my body got used to the drug. Started at 201lb, BMI 34. Now 165lb, BMI 29. I am 62 years old and thought I could not lose weight any more because of severe food addiction . I think this drug has helped with readjusting my metabolism. Words can never explain the pure joy I feel inside. I should have went to see my DR. A long time ago to talk about weight loss. I used to eat ALL of the time, even get up at night to eat. Not any more!”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I've been on saxenda for seven days. My starting weight was 186.4, and today I'm 181, that's >5lbs in one week! I have had very, very mild nausea for a few minutes after the first dose, unusual taste in my mouth, I'm incredibly thirsty and have a dry mouth. I have lost my appetite and only feel the need to eat around dinner time. At this point, I have a nutritious soup and a slice of brown sourdough. If I still feel hungry, I will eat some plain chicken breast pieces. This is very strange for me as I am usually constantly hungry or obsessing over the next meal. I was very much a binge eater in the evenings, but I have lost all cravings. An unexpected bonus, I've not felt the need to drink alcohol or coffee. I used wine as emotional support, sometimes drinking a bottle a night, but I've not felt any urge to drink at all. I had a glass the other day out of habit, and it lasted me all evening; I'm pleased to say that I didn't enjoy it very much!!! Best of luck, everyone.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I started Saxenda 1/17/21. I am up to the 2.4 dose and have lost 18lbs. The side effects have been rough. Nausea and vomiting occur weekly and get worse after I increase the dose. I am hopeful that my body will get accustomed to the Med and the side effects will lessen. I find that I don’t eat a lot because I feel sick most of the time. I was thin half my life and obese the other half, and have gotten to the point I don’t want to go out because of my weight. If the weight loss continues, it will be worth the constant sickness. I just take 1 day at a time and set my mind to my goal- to feel better about myself.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Just finished my 3rd week on Saxenda, about to start the 2.4 dose tomorrow. Result - nothing. No side effects eg. nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pains, dizziness. Just nothing. No weight loss except one pound. Still have the same desire to eat and however much I eat, I don’t feel sick at all, like some people. £320 for what? I still weigh 13 stone. Someone tell me where I am going wrong. Thought I wasn’t injecting properly, but consulted my GP nurse and she says it’s fine. Somebody please help me.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I absolutely love this Saxenda. I have been struggling with weight all my life. A lot of yo-yo dieting. After Saxenda I dropped 75 lbs in less than a year without consciously changing my diet. I eat when I am hungry and stop when I am not. Up until this I had never felt full in my life. Now I can’t eat 1/4 of the food I used too. I have severe IBS but had no issue with nausea.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I had lifetime weight issues endless docs and specialists and eventually put on Saxenda. Lost 6.4% of total starting weight in 7 weeks. Now ten weeks in and haven't been reweighed yet but lost 2 sizes in all clothing so far. Have had no side effects at all other than 10 days or so after starting developed a bit of reflux which I've never had before but cold drink and occaisional mylanta tablet removes the issue. My life has improved beyond belief thanks to this medication and what may in my case be a genetic condition. Yes some people may have issues nothing in this world is perfect and undoubtedly some people will be unfortunate enough to suffer an unwanted side effect as noted in some reviews but on the whole I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone that has serious weight issues as most people like me thankfully don't have side effects.”
Frequently asked questions
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- How many doses are in a Victoza pen?
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Saxenda works so far.... I’ve lost 8lbs in 6 days on the starting dose. I also eat clean, count my calories and exercise for 2 hours a day. After reading all of these reviews I’ve noticed that in the USA Saxenda costs cash pay patients $1500 but in Australia and the UK it costs under $400. Why do American drug companies charge Americans 3-5times more than they charge everyone else? This goes for every prescription, not just Saxenda.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I have been taking Saxenda since December 2019. I have lost 16kgs (35 pounds). I have had some of the worst side effects. Nausea, acid reflux, vomiting and constipation - but I am afraid to stop taking it as I don’t want to gain the weight back. Can anyone offer any advice?”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Started Saxenda January 1, 2020 at 300.4 lbs. To date February 21, I am down 44 lbs. 1000 to 1200 calories per day and 10k to 12k average # of steps per day. Cravings are gone low appetite and nausea if I try to eat too much. Few side effects now but same as everyone else at beginning. By the end of my 2nd script I may be down 60 lbs and would like to stop shots for a while but concerned on gaining back. Anybody have experience with stopping? Can I stop for a month and start again if not happy with weight gain?”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I have been using Saxenda since March 6, 2020. I am on 3.0 dosage I just recently noticed some side effects that are really bothering me mentally. Diarrhea worse ever, like running water, belching, and constant bloating. Please give me some good advice what can I do.?”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Well, I started Saxenda May 15, 2020. Starting weight was 235lb and after a week, I'm now 229lb. I haven't experienced any nausea, vomiting, bloating or changes in bowels patterns. I've been diligently working on my nutrition for a long while so a low cal diet has not been my issue; weight plateau and emotional eating has been my problem. My doctor gave me a thorough description of how the med works so I had a good understanding going in, plus my sister had gastric sleeve surgery and this drug seems like it works like a sleeve or band surgery, without the surgery. If you over eat, you will get sick. And as far as the injection....it's a piece of cake! I look forward to seeing my progress in a few months.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I started Saxenda on September 22nd and I weighed myself today (September 28th) and have lost 14 pounds so far! I haven't felt any side effects so far. Tomorrow I up my dose. I think it's really helping me control my hunger and desire to eat so much.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “It's been 11 days and I've lost 14 lbs! I've been eating a 1200 cal/day diet without any trouble- no hunger, no cravings. I'm currently at the 1.8mg dose. I won't lie though. I am having nausea, stomach cramps and constipation intermittent with diarrhea. I experienced the side effects when I started the drug and when I have upped the dose- then they go away after 3 days. I just increased to 1.8mg so I've felt kind of sick all day. Worth it though to lose 1-2 lbs daily as I have been!!”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Two weeks on Saxenda. I just weighed for the 1st time. I’ve lost 11 pounds so far and 2 inches off waist. I’ve had some indigestion with lots of burping and just in the last couple days am a little constipated. Those are my only side effects so far. I have virtually no appetite so it is doing what it’s supposed to do.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I’ve been using this for 3 months now and I’ve lost 16kgs so far. Sometimes it fluctuates but generally I’ll lose weight quite rapidly. Every time I changed the dosage I’d have headaches all day. I do have some weeks of bad constipation, thus not losing any weight over that time, but I take medication for that. Overall I’m happy with the results. Change of diet is definitely key. As I’m in lockdown our gyms are closed so I haven’t been able to do much exercise at all.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I started Saxenda in Dec of 2018 at 230lbs. By April of 2019 I made it down to 195. I had struggled with weight ever since I was a child. It was the first time I remember seeing my weight in the 100’s!! It’s 2020 now, I can’t afford Saxenda and haven’t been on it since May of 2019. I haven’t gained weight though! I’ve been between 195 and 190. Unfortunately I struggle with weight loss so it’s been a pain, hoping to find Sax at an affordable price to go back on it. I had side affects such as, fatigue and being a little grumpier but that’s about it. Sometimes I’d get nauseous but that wasn’t too bad. It does work! But, it also takes work. I also ate healthier while on it and did low impact workouts, for 15 to 30 mins every few days. I just wish it were cheaper to get. :(”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I have been on Saxenda for 1 week now and just increased my dose to 1.2 today. From the first day l experienced a suppressed appetite which was great, when l started last week I was 120kg and today weighed in at 118kg. I am happy that it is heading in the right direction. At day 5 of injections l became very ill with reflux, vomiting, headache, burping, no energy, bloating and abdominal pain... horrible feeling, because of this I’ve not exercised at all. Today on day 8 l feel a little better but the bloating still remains and is uncomfortable. I will stick with it because l do have high hopes for this medication. In Australia I’m paying around $380 plus needles (100 for $19). It is suppressing my hunger and cravings, my body wants fruit and veg, anything else feels wrong and does not satisfy. Stay hydrated, l'm off to the chemist to hopefully find some relief for my bloated tummy... it’s like I’m 7 months pregnant!! Hope to follow up with some good news next week!!”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “This drug Saxendra may indeed help you to loose weight, I have lost 15 kg, which I am happy about. BUT, the moon has a backside also, the side effects are horrible, especially problems in relation to sleeping, going to the toilet and the nausea are really, really bad. This is NOT a drug to take if you need to loose 4-5 to fit your swim suit, no way. Please consider the price of taking this very carefully before starting. I will not recommend it.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I can't go above 1.2 dose or I vomit all night and nothing helped, when I first felt nauseous on 1.8 dose I tried, Alka, Pepto, Dramanine, Ginger, anti nausea bracelet for 2 weeks and Nothing worked. But, at 5'5" & 222 lbs I have lost 18 pounds in one month. I spent $1,200 to try this med after not getting Any results from taking Phentermine several months. So I am going to stick it out, the slight upset stomach at times with 1.2 dose is tolerable for me since I am losing weight.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I have been taking Saxenda for 18 months now and l have lost 77lbs so far. I generally stick to 1000-1200 cals a day, eating lots of fruits, veg, fish, couscous, new potatoes, things like that. I still eat bread because l have always loved bread and always will. I usually inject four days a week, l find that works for, l don't have to inject every day. I do get side effects, like diarrhoea, or soft stools and the odd bout of nausea. I don't smoke or hardly drink alcohol, so l use this money to buy Saxenda, which we all know I'd quite expensive. I have to say though, my life has completely changed, since l have lost all that weight and for the better, that's for sure”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Started Saxenda at the end of January and at March 9 I'm at 189. Mild stomach troubles... no vomiting but a lil nausea. I'm constipating a bit but besides that, its really not so bad. Saxenda really cuts my appetite and I eat because I have to. I want to take the med for 6 months at least and really glad my insurances covers it. I would recommend Saxenda without hesitation.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Worked wonders for me. I could barely make it through the first six weeks. The sickness and nausea along with other painful side effects.... but into my seventh week which put me into my second week at a 3.0 dose I started to feel normal again. I am into my eighth month and I have lost 65 pounds along with saxenda, eating right and taking the stairs.... if you having a rough go of this please stick it out. I am living proof this works!!!”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “Started Saxenda Feb 28/2020. Lost 18lbs in six weeks. The first month was rough. Lots of nausea and indigestion. If I ate too much, I would vomit. I stayed the course and learned to cut down on my food intake and avoid foods that aggravated my nausea. I also slowly titrated to the 3.0 mg dose. I stayed on 1.8 mg for an extra week as the nausea was bad. I'm now up to 3mg and the nausea is not too bad. I'm very happy about the weight loss and still have 25 lbs more to lose. I plan on starting an exercise regimen.”
Saxenda (liraglutide): “I’ve been on Saxenda since 3rd January. I’ve lost 9.5 kilos thus far! It hasn’t been easy, but so worth it. My advice is take it before bed for less side effects, always have pain relievers for the headaches and nausea tablets for the nausea. As it cost money I’ve made a massive effort to eat super healthy, sometime having to force myself as I just didn’t feel like eating. I’ve also logged in MyFitnessPal every single day. So I’m definitely putting in the effort to get the best results from the medication.”
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