Can I Take Saxenda and Ozempic Together?
No, you cannot take Saxenda® and Ozempic® together. Both medications are injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, and the safety of using them simultaneously is unknown and therefore not recommended. Both medications can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, and by taking them together one may be at risk for more serious side effects. While these medications are similar, it is important to note that Saxenda is FDA-approved for weight loss in patients with a body mass index of 30+ kg/m2 or 27+ kg/m2 and weight-related medical problems while Ozempic is FDA-approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. If you have questions about taking either of these medications, please discuss with your medical provider.
Lauren Lemieux, MD
FACP, ABOM diplomate
Dr. Lauren Lemieux completed her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at UCLA. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and as a Physician Nutrition Specialist. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Lemieux is passionate about helping her patients reach their health goals using personalized nutrition, lifestyle and weight management strategies.