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Saxenda FAQ

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the weight-loss drug Saxenda (generic: liraglutide). Weight-loss drug linked to serious health issues including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.

The new weight-loss drug Saxenda (generic: liraglutide) may contribute to serious health issues, namely pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after being treated with Saxenda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda (liraglutide) is a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, analogue (also known as incretin mimetic) for the treatment of obesity. Liraglutide, the active ingredient in Saxenda, is also contained in a lower-dose form in the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza.

What does Saxenda do?

Liraglutide works like a hormone the body produces naturally that regulates appetite, known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1). By activating areas of your brain that regulate appetite, Saxenda may make you feel less hungry, which can lead to lower calorie intake and weight loss.

Who makes Saxenda?

Saxenda is manufactured by the Danish multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk.

How many times a day do you take Saxenda?

The dose of Saxenda is typically Initiated at 0.6 mg SC qDay for 1 week; increased by 0.6 mg/day in weekly intervals until a dose of 3 mg/day is achieved.

Is Saxenda FDA approved?

Yes. Saxenda was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Dec. 23, 2014, as a treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.

How much does Saxenda cost?

The price of Saxenda subcutaneous solution (18 mg/3 mL) is about $1,200 for a supply of 15 milliliters, before insurance or other discounts. Check online for coupons that can help reduce the cost of Saxenda.

What’s the problem with Saxenda?

Saxenda contains liraglutide, the active ingredient contained in the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza, which has been linked to serious side effects including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, kidney failure, severe allergic reactions and more.

What are the side effects of Saxenda?

Is there a class action against the manufacturer of Saxenda?

To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed over injuries alleged from Saxenda. The drug has only been on the U.S. market a short time, and it usually takes many years and hundreds of adverse event reports for class action status to be considered in defective drug litigation.

Can I file a Saxenda lawsuit?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk, the maker of Saxenda, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.

Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Saxenda, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Novo Nordisk failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of pancreatic cancer.

How can filing a Saxenda lawsuit help me?

By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Saxenda, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your pancreatic cancer, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.

Do I have a Saxenda lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Saxenda lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by the side effects of Saxenda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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