How Do You Know When a Saxenda (Liraglutide) Pen Is Empty?

You will know that your Saxenda® pen is empty when you look at the small window on the side of the pen with the cap removed and see the plunger is all the way at the bottom. If the plunger is at the bottom, there is no medication left.  If you try to dial another dose, you will feel resistance and not be able to turn to the dial.  Each Saxenda pen contains 18 mg of medication, so if you are taking 3 mg per day for a 30 day supply you’ll need a total of 5 pens.

Learn more about who qualifies for Saxenda and how FORM doctors prescribe Saxenda to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. 

Saxenda® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.

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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.