To prevent serious side effects and allow the body to adapt to Saxenda, there’s a standard dosing schedule that enables individuals to gradually increase their dosage. Typically, patients should follow this schedule:
First week: Inject 0.6 mg once daily.
Second week: Increase to 1.2 mg daily.
Third week: Use 1.8 mg daily.
Fourth week: Raise the daily dose to 2.4 mg.
Fifth week and beyond: Reach the full daily dose of 3.0 mg, which is usually continued for the remainder of the treatment period.
For precise dosage instructions, it’s essential to consult with your physician or pharmacist.

Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS is a practicing clinical pharmacist that works in primary care. He supports other members of the healthcare team including physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and other clinical staff. He also likes to use his drug knowledge to inform his patients and the public about the benefits and risks they can expect from their medications. His clinical specialties include: anticoagulation, diabetes management, and psychiatric care.

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