The latest medication to be approved for weight loss by the FDA is Saxenda (liraglutide) subcutaneous injection. This is a new dose of an already existing medication called Victoza (liraglutide), which is used in the treatment of type two diabetes.
Saxenda works by decreasing the sensation of hunger and cravings. It can be safely taken in patients that don’t have diabetes and is given in a once a day subcutaneous injection.
Dr. Pinto has more experience with this medication than most typical primary care physicians, and can determine if this medication might be right for you.
This medication is typically covered by most insurance plans.
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