Do I give myself my Saxenda® (Liraglutide) injection?
Yes - you do give yourself the Saxenda injection! Saxenda® comes in an easy-to-administer pen that you can use at home. After preparing your injection site, you will attach a very small needle to the pen (separate prescription required for the needles), turn the dial to your dose, and press the needle into the skin on your abdomen, upper arm, or upper leg. The pen dial will turn to zero and click. You’ll hold for 6 seconds before pulling the pen away from your skin.Then, remove the needle from the pen and dispose of the needle properly. A new needle is needed each time you inject. We recommend you watch the video here and contact your healthcare provider if you have further questions.
Learn more about Saxenda here.
Brooke Marsico, PA-C
About the Author
Brooke Marsico completed her physician assistant training at Midwestern University. Brooke is passionate about helping patients living with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss and improve their health.Learn more about Brooke here.