Can You Take Wegovy (Semaglutide) And Saxenda (Liraglutide) Together?

No, you cannot take Wegovy® and Saxenda® together.  Both Wegovy and Saxenda are FDA-approved medications for weight loss that are in the family of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists.  They mimic the GLP-1 hormone that our body naturally produces to decrease appetite and cravings.  Because Wegovy and Saxenda act similarly on the body, the safety of using both medications simultaneously is unknown.  Common side effects of these medications include nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea, and taking both medications together may increase the risk for more serious side effects. To determine whether you are a candidate for a Wegovy or Saxenda prescription, speak with your doctor.

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Lauren Lemieux, MD

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.