Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Saxenda
  2. Victoza

Descriptions


Liraglutide injection is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is used when diet and exercise alone do not result in good blood sugar control. It is also used to help reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes and established heart or blood vessel disease. 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 may be used in overweight people who may also have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution