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User Reviews for Liraglutide

Also known as: Saxenda, Victoza

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7.9/10 Average Rating
340 Ratings with 409 User Reviews

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I've used Victoza for 14 months at a max dosage of 1.8 mg. It has allowed me to loose 65 lbs and I continue to loose at a rate of about a pound every 10-12 days."

   
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Maria (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 11, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have been on Saxenda for almost 2 weeks and I've lost 10 pounds without exercise. It has made me feel full and really not even think about food. A couple of evenings I had to make myself eat something. I take Saxenda in the morning and have had no side effects whatsoever. Will start 1.8mg in 3 days."

   
10

Jules (taken for less than 1 month) October 11, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I’ve been using Saxenda for three weeks now and it’s totally working... it completely has killed my appetite and I’m down 10 lbs, 20 lbs to go. I have to make myself eat. Are others experiencing the same? Also has it curbed your intake of alcohol? All in all I’m super pleased but would definitely like to get some of my tastebuds and love for food and wine back! Also for anyone weaning off, did you have any issues? Thanks all and good luck with your weight loss goals!"

   
8.0

Vancouvergirl (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have lost weight so far. I've been on it about a month, and I have lost 12 pounds. But the diarrhea is awful! I can't eat without getting it. There some days I purposefully don't take it so I can eat the next day, but even then. There has to be a bathroom in site at all times if I choose to eat. I get stabbing pains as well after eating. I've talked to my doctor, she said the only thing to do is quit taking it if I choose to. I'm going to take it for a little longer to see how much more I can loose, then quit."

   
4.0

Kat October 6, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I started on Saxenda 3 weeks ago and I have lost 11 pounds! I have increased my dose each week and currently on 1.8 the first week I had no appetite at all and I had to force myself to eat, I have minimal side effects headaches being one and dry mouth. I have found that in 3rd week I feel a bit more hungry but have all but eliminated all snacking especially at night. I will update again."

   
8.0

Pina (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I started at 300lb ,5”4, 3 weeks ago. I am now at the dose 2.4 I still have the acid reflux. I get a lot of chills but nothing major. I am tolerating it well. I finally went to Walmart and weighed myself. I have lost 7 lbs but I think it’s wrong my underwear are not rolling down over my rolls anymore and my stomach is smaller. I can visibly see I am smaller especially in my face and chest I am happy with the results."

   
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Dinky (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I am 37 years old, 5'5". My starting weight on September 20, 2018 was 233.7lbs. I have had 3 femoral and tibial osteotomies over the last 3 years. This is has made exercise very difficult and extremely painful. Hence the recommendation of Victoza by my Physician and Surgeon. Since starting 8 days ago at 0.6mg I have lost 11.5 lbs bringing me to 222.2 lbs. I increased to 1.2mg yesterday. I feel very successful. Symptoms- They haven't been unmanageable but sometimes more noticeable than others. Dry mouth, weird feeling tongue, nausea, heartburn, and lack of appetite. But, I've found peppermint tea helps with all of the symptoms. I'm going to keep going to reach my goal of 80 lbs lost."

   
9.0

Kaykes (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Today is day one on 1.2mg. It’s day 7 on the pen total. I’m down 14lbs. total. I’m 5’00”. Starting weight was 251lb. Currently 237lb. The only side effects I’m having are headaches. I’m eating smaller meals and much cleaner than I have in years. I have not had a soda in 2 weeks and no cravings for it. No bread since I’ve started and no sweets. Next week I will be begin working out. Anyone have any suggestions to cure the headaches?"

   
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Chrissy (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "So far I’ve been on saxenda since 9/20/2018 and today is 9/28/2018 (day 2 on the 1.2 Dosage). In 9 days I’ve lost 10 pounds without exercise. So far no symptoms besides being really tired. I take the shot at 6 am every morning. So far I’d recommend. My appetite is pretty much gone!! I want to lost 20 more pounds with saxenda."

   
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Aliyah (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I am 5ft and 187 lbs after two kids. I started 0.6 the first week no side effects and no weight lost. I still felt hungry went up to 1.2 next week same results. This third week I went up to 1.8 and I got really sick in the middle of the night so I decided to inject before bedtime and that helped. I read a lot of reviews of everyone losing weight and it’s stopping their eating habits but it’s not working for me at all. I'm still hungry. I wonder why it’s not working for me ?"

   
1.0

Kb (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I've been on this medication for 5 weeks and lost 19.8 pounds. It came from working out and changing my eating habits. In the beginning my side effects were extreme tiredness, sweating, cold spells, and nausea. As the weeks pass by I've noticed a difference in my energy level (tiredness). I've made sure to increase food with vitamins A-Z which helped. Another aspect is that I do eat less but to help keep it off I do low carbs and count my calorie intake (1800). The side effects are worth it. My long term goal is to keep it off by keeping a healthy lifestyle. Plus I don't recommend drinking any type of alcohol (wine) it triggered headaches for me. Overall I love the process so far."

   
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Butterfly September 22, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I didn't know this drug had a weight loss aspect to it. I started on Victoza last November for diabetes. So far I have lost 48 lbs and my A1C recently was fantastic."

   
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Roger (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 22, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "It would be great if people commenting on this medication need to give their weight, height and age. It can be very disheartening to someone loosing minimal weight opposed to some loosing lots but need to take into consideration the starting size. Very large people do tend to loose a lot of weight quickly so it’s hard to judge. Just want to stay motivated."

Polly (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 20, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I’ve been on saxenda for about 5 weeks and lost 7 kgs. I didn’t go up a dose, just stayed on 0.6, as it’s working for me. No side effects really, just a little tired."

   
9.0

Lib (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 18, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I took Saxenda for a year in order to help lose weight and it worked for me! 59 lbs in a year. I started at the lowest dose and titrated up to the 3mg slowly. I really only noticed the nausea and GI upset that others have mentioned when I didn’t eat well...too many carbs or greasy food were my triggers. I felt full quicker and knowing that nausea would follow splurges really helped me avoid those foods."

   
9.0

Down50lbs (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 11, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I was on 3.0 mg dose of Saxenda for four months and it did absolutely nothing. I didn't lose an ounce and it did nothing for my appetite. It was literally like a placebo and a complete waste of time and money. Now I'm on Phentermine and I'm losing weight very quickly."

   
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Joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 9, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have lost 33 pounds since June 29 (weeks) by taking Saxenda and modifying my diet; no exercise. I have gone from 302lb to 269lb, and my blood pressure is 134/73 -- the lowest in at least 10 years. I find that I rarey have no urge to eat and really have focused on smaller quantities, fresh food, and no processed foods or pasta. I find keeping a food diary very helpful. I had terrible side effects for the first 2-3 weeks, but now just burps, reflux and constipation. I have experienced bruising around my abdomen where I inserted needles, but no pain."

nowisthetime (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Tried saxenda on 0.6mg for 2 days and lost nothing. Upped it to 1.2mg the 3rd time and for the first 9 hours it as ok I just had no appetite and kept burping, it slowly turned into chills and nausea as the evening went on - I vomited twice and my heart was beating fast. It felt similar to phentermine and I was quite jittery. I felt truly dreadful, didn’t get a wink of sleep and ended up having to call into work sick! It felt like I had been poisoned, I certainly won’t be taking this stuff again. I think it’s really sad that we feel the need to legally poison ourselves because we can’t control our hunger, when most of the time our hunger is just an inner emptiness that we try to fill with food. Injecting this garbage isn’t getting to the root cause. I’ve read about people getting gall stones and pancreatic issues from taking this stuff, I’m not surprised after the way I felt! Healthy eating and gym for me!"

   
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1988 (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "Victoza worked great for the first month or so I lost 15 lbs. No side effects at all. What I did find however was that this medication stops working after a month or so after my initial loss of weight it became very difficult if not impossible to lose more weight."

   
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Samsung (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I've been taking Saxenda for a month. I have been really sick on it. I'm considering throwing out the rest of the needles. I have constant sulfur burps and farts, vomiting, acid re-flux and nausea. I keep trying to hold on so that I can see the results but I can't do this anymore. I'm so sick. I'm at 2.4. I've called Saxenda company and left two messages but no one has returned my calls. I'm not impressed as this drug is very expensive"

   
2.0

Sherr (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have been on saxenda for a couple of months and now at 3mg. I am bruising a lot on my tummy and have some pretty ordinary red welts, but apart from a bit of tiredness, all else is ok. I have lot 6 kilos and it would have been more only I still drink and eat fatty things every now and then and don't exercise. Starting to do that now so I can speed things up."

   
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vic (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I have been on Victoza approximately 6 weeks. It's covered by insurance because I was "close enough" to diabetic/pre-diabetic, so gave it a chance. I had done some research about using it for weight loss, and the recommendation was don't move to the higher strength until your weight-loss plateau's at a certain strength. It wasn't up to 1.8 until around 4.5 weeks, but I've lost 27 lbs do far. It is like Saxenda but Saxenda goes up to 3..0 mg because it is indicated for weight loss. I wish I could keep increasing my dose but insurance would cut me off if I went beyond 1.8. Well, so far so good. "

   
9.0

Macklincj1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 22, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have lost 31 lbs in 11 weeks. I'm able to stay on track with my eating now and am getting back on track with going to the gym. I have gone from 278lb to 247lb. Looking forward to losing another 92 lbs"

   
9.0

socialone36 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I'm 51 years old 5 ft 2 in, on July 25th I weighed 237lb and the doctor put me on Victoza sample dose 0.6. I've lost almost 10 pounds in a month continuing on the 0.6 dose until the first week of September as per Dr request. Sticking to the 1200 calories per day and light walking. I've joined the gym yesterday so I'm going to try and to go at least 3 x week. On medication feel so much better. I didn't realize how much the calories and sugar affecting me before. My heart was racing all the time could not sleep. I started the medication. I notice a big difference in my health over the past month. I can sleep better now. I don't have the anxiousness and feeling like my heart was racing all the time. Even the brain fog I don't have anymore. I can't wait to tell the doctor in 2 weeks how much better I feel since I've been taking this medication. I hope insurance approves the saxenda soon."

   
9.0

Exray539 (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "Today is my first day taking it I went for the 1.8ml took it in the morning before coming to work. It's now 7pm and I've been feeling nauseated, was kind of scared in the beginning but will go through it. Lets see how much I loose and will keep you all posted :)"

   
5.0

Jess (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2018

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