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User Reviews for Liraglutide

Also known as: Saxenda, Victoza

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7.9/10 Average Rating
317 Ratings with 385 User Reviews

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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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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I’m down five pounds and just started taking Saxenda five days ago. Had some side effects but I’m adjusting. Appetite has slowed down dramatically. Love this"

Anonymous August 12, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Great for the feeling of full! Not for acid reflux issues. Woke up from a dead sleep chocking on stomach acid. Never had issues of any kind prior to starting and then by the end of the third week this happened so stopped use. My advise is to listen to your body and be careful as this was an experience that I would never wish to experience again. Nor to anyone out there."

   
3.0

MJ (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I started on 0.6 dose 3 weeks ago and the only time I get side effects is when I up my dose. I literally can’t move off of the sofa the next day/two days after. I feel like stomach acid sticks to my teeth and I repeat whatever I have eaten the day before. It has curbed my appetite 90% - I went on an all inclusive holiday and come back 4lb lighter!! Within 3 weeks, I’ve nearly lost a stone. Very happy and definitely worth the groggy feelings I have had. I may stick on the 1.8mg dose what I am on now just so I don’t have the dreaded side effects again. Overall, I am very happy!"

   
9.0

Aliidizzle (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I'm non diabetic but have hypothyroidism. My Dr. Suggested victoza for the weight loss which was gained due to thyroid. I started victoza 0.6mg on 25/7/18 then increased the dosage to 1.2mg from 31/7/18. Yes significant loss of appetite. My weight is not coming off yes but I can see some difference when I look into the mirror in terms of inch loss. I have been an athlete so exercise and weight training is something which I regularly do and also have an average diet plan with proteins. Was just waiting and wondering about when can I see a proper weight loss on the measuring scale. But I'm confident it will soon..."

   
8.0

NM (taken for less than 1 month) August 6, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I have been using victoza for one month so far. I've increased gradually to 1.8 now . I have not experience any side effects except some tiredness. Sugar level is controlled . No weight loss so far and I believe lack of exercise contributed to this. I am continuing hoping to lose some weight. Dr. Will decide after more two months - if no weight loss will revert to my previous tabs . Will wait and see"

   
5.0

Maggie August 5, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Hi everyone, I have started saxenda on July 31 and today is the 5th day. I have started with 0.6 and don’t have any side effect. I only want to hear good and positive energy. Hope we all manage and reach to our goal."

Pej August 4, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "This is my third week taking Saxenda. Pros, I am down about 9 lbs in my third week. My appetite has decreased tremendously. The con side effects are the burps, which don't hurt or bother me so I can deal with that. Feeling tired is the worst side effect I've had so far. I don't have the head ache problem like others have experienced. Over all, I think this is a good product. Other reviews I just read would have scared me from taking it. I guess everyone's body reacts different to medicine. If you can't adjust to the side effect then I would suggest to stop or lower the dosage. If I start getting the side effects as others have said, will go back down a dose. Overall I'm down 31 lbs...the last few 8-9 lbs was after the Saxenda so I was loosing before I began but needed a boost. Good luck!"

   
8.0

TB (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Started Saxenda 0.6 dose 6 days ago. I'm drinking Huel. 1500 calories a day. Thats it. Not working out. Just walking 20 minutes a day. Starting weight 314lb and 6 days later, I'm 298lb. Wow. So I'll just continue this, I guess. It seemed pointless to try it if I would just keep eating the same junk food all day and all night. It isn't a magical injection to make you skinny. You have to put in the hard work. It helps you to do that."

   
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Bb8 (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Started saxenda on July 12 th weight 189.5lb and today July 30th 181.0. I'm feeling good only side effects have been the odd headache and tummy upset ,occasional nausea after eating but I try to eat half the amount and that seems to help. Also I take my injection before bed as pharmacist suggested to minimize nausea "

JLA (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I started Victoza 07/17/2018 with 0.6 for about 4 days. After a couple of weeks, I gradually increased to 1.8. I barely eat due to the decrease in my appetite. The nausea isn't as bad as it was when I first started, but I still have a little. I lost 3 pounds within the first few days. I like the medication so far. No serious side effects besides nausea."

   
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mspaula702 (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I tried this with great enthusiasm after being recommended it by my Dr. But the script was incorrectly interpreted by the Chemist and I was given 3mg on the first day - this is the high dose that you build up to after the first month. I vomited for 24 hours straight and my heart was racing the whole time. Will never touch it again. The Dr was dismissive , but the Chemist was great. They conducted training for their staff on the product so that all staff knew that the start dose is .06mg, despite what the script says. They also offered me a partial refund, which I was grateful for as I will never again attempt this product."

   
4.0

Katy (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "I started Victoza, 0.6mg, only 3 days ago. I immediately felt nauseated, weak and had no appetite. I did not want to eat, I could scarcely make myself eat. On day 4, before, I had taken my 4th dose, I got severe lower abdominal pain, burning diarrhea. I felt very ill and sat on the toilet all day. I took prilosec, imodium, sip only of water and felt really horrible. I will speak with my doctor about this but I will not take this medication again."

   
1.0

Laurie (taken for less than 1 month) July 22, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "Started on Victoza the beginning of June/18 - nausea was terrible for the first couple of weeks -have gradually moved up to 1.8 this week. Weight seemed to come off fairly quickly the first couple of weeks but now slowing down -total of about 15 lbs. I’ve noticed as well that my body shape is changing. Drug is expensive and not covered by my insurance but I’m going to try to continue. Would love to lose another 15."

   
8.0

Cheryls48 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 21, 2018

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Victoza (liraglutide): "Victoza. Started 0.6 for one week then upped to 1.2 for last 8 weeks . Combined with metformin and thyroid (ndt). I inject last thing at night. Lost nothing the first week, then 1lb a day for the first week on the higher dose, then about 1-2lb per week (minus a gap of 6 days when I was travelling and forgot to bring it and put on 4lb) since then. Lost about 14lbs in total. Never has this happened to me before, so I am very happy. Seems to have stalled a bit now, so may need to up the dose. Side effects: craving for orange juice, eating ice cream (neither of which I had before), heartburn (bad), sweating buckets (horrible. - dripping down the back of my neck), occasional diarrhoea (awful) alternating with constipation (bearable), sleepiness, very mild nausea. All getting better. I'm 65, female, exercise regularly, and eat well (5 years since I have eaten gluten)."

   
9.0

ali_r (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 14, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I’ve been on Saxenda for approximately 6 weeks. Although the results are great & it definitely curbs your appetite, I’m now suffering adverse side effects. I have bouts of diarrhea & have vomited several times. The worst is the excessive sulfur belching! I’m not sure how much longer I can take it. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, have you found any relief?"

   
7.0

Tessgs July 13, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have been using saxenda for the five weeks until now I'd like to share this with everyone! I experienced side effects including red rash which spread along my stomach. At first it just bruised where I injected the needles! But, then spread like a red burn and itchiness. Also, I injected on my upper thigh which leased to red swollen lump under the skin due to injection. I am now on antibiotics 4 times daily for five days, due to bacterial and allergic infection. Has anyone else had this experience on saxenda ??"

   
5.0

Waterlilly (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 11, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have been on Saxenda for 2 weeks. Ihave just started my 3rd week and I have lost 5 kilos since starting. I have had no side effects other than in my second week I had had a few headaches. Other than that I would recommend this to anyone serious about losing weight and trying get back on track with their eating habits."

   
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Vic (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Just went off it . Was on it a little over 6 months . First month worked great except feeling sick. I just kept on .06 for extra week . Got to dose 3 and as everyone here has stated it works IN THE SHORT TIME. I stopped losing weight , still had some side effects . If I miss a day then headaches . Over all weight loss 209 lbs to 183 . I don’t feel the cost is worth it even with insurance paying . If you need something to kick start you then try this but is not long time use effective"

   
2.0

Sunshine (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 8, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I have been on Saxenda for a month. I started at 190lb on 7/5/18 and I am currently 186.8lb. I have been working out for years and I have competed in a couple of natural bodybuilding shows. I also monitor my food intake daily with My Fitness Pal ( calories ranging from 1600 to 1850 cal for the past 6 months. I work out 5 days a week and walk for 10,000 steps 4 days a week. I’m so excited that everyone else is getting fast results. I just started 3.0 and I’m hoping that I will see some results. I started taking the injection first thing in the morning and switched to the afternoon. I think I will go back to the mornings and see how it goes. I’m not giving up and I’m hoping to share an update with you in the next two weeks. I am also going to decrease my calories by 300 and see how that works for me. I am taking a week off also as I know muscle weighs more than fat. Today is the day I will keep you guys posted."

   
1.0

Kiatre July 5, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I love Saxenda! I started at 231lb and lost 17 pounds with the sample from the doctor’s office alone. I don’t have any side effects I follow strict low carb diet, do cardio-kick boxing 3x a week and 45-60 minutes cardio on the other days. The best thing I have noticed is once the weight is gone it’s gone for good. I’m still losing weight even off the drug for a few weeks. I honestly believe this drug resets your metabolism! And for me it’s worth every dime! Even though my insurance won’t pick it up I plan to pay out of pocket. Saxenda is so effective I won’t need to be on it for more than a month or two!"

   
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Nikkiann July 3, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Going into my third week on Saxenda but haven't yet made it to the next dose up because of side effects, so still taking 0.6. I'm having very bad nausea and heartburn regardless of what I ate or even if I don't eat. No taste to anything either. I never was much of a big eater but started at 160lbs and down to 153lb. My boss and husband both think I should just stop the meds because of the sickness but I keep hoping it will just go away once my body gets used to it. The 2 times in the last week I took the upped dosage of 1.2 I was in the bathroom vomiting and had horrible diarrhea. Horrible feeling. So I'm stuck on the .6 but go to the doc Tuesday so we'll see what he says. He refused to prescribe any other medicine for weight loss, I'm not sure if it's just kick backs he get a from the makers or as he says his own research and experience. I went in asking for phentermine and he was completely against it but seeing as this has made me so sick, I don't see how phentermine could have been worse."

   
6.0

MaryBell (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "Hi. I'm really very depressed because I'm using saxenda for last 4 month and my weight has gone from 89 kg to 85 kg only. I'm taking full dose 3 Not sure if I should I continue or stop. My appetite is decreased and I have no side effect so far."

   
1.0

Mary (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 29, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I’ve been on Saxenda for 1 week only starting at 70 kilo’s and have lost 2 kilo’s on the 0.6 dose. I have done moderate exercise as not that energetic but so far its working for me."

   
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July (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2018

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Saxenda (liraglutide): "I started saxenda on 6/2. I am down 12 pounds and that is without any exercise which I do plan to start doing. I am not hungry at all. I do not crave anything. When I do eat, I choose healthy options and that choice 85% of the time is protein. The only side effect is being tired so I switched to taking in the afternoon to taking close to bedtime."

   
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joyful (taken for less than 1 month) June 28, 2018

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