Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Saxenda
  2. Victoza


Liraglutide injection is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Liraglutide is to be used when diet and exercise do not result in good blood sugar control. This medicine is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.

Liraglutide injection is also used together with a reduced-calorie diet and proper exercise to help you lose weight and help keep the lost weight from returning. It is may be used in overweight people who may also have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution