Saxenda (Liraglutide)

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Saxenda (Liraglutide) is a medication designed to treat obesity and help patients return to a healthier weight. Saxenda works by helping patients stabilize their blood sugar and reduce sugar cravings. It may also help curb appetite. There is currently no generic version of Saxenda.

The average cost for Saxenda in the United States is over $1,600 for five pens. However, at Canadian Pharmacy Online, you can get your Saxenda prescription for our low price of $600.00 for five pens.

Save up to $15 more with our Saxenda coupon when you use code SAXENDA15 on a minimum order of $1,000. We also offer free shipping to the United States.

Saxenda 6mg/mL
Liraglutide Recombinant
Novo Nordisk


Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

How to Save on Your Saxenda Prescription

Manufacturer Discounts on Saxenda

The manufacturer does not currently offer a Saxenda discount or patient assistance program. However, you should always check to determine if you may be eligible for any additional savings. 

Fill a 90-Day Supply.

Depending on your prescription, you may be able to fill up to a 90-day supply of Saxenda. This may make you eligible for even more discounts. 

Order Online From Canadian Pharmacy Online

At Canadian Pharmacy Online, our mission is to provide our customers with the medication they need for less. We can help you save up to 90% on the brands you trust, as well as high-quality generics. We also offer express shipping to the United States for an additional $25. 

Common Questions About Saxenda

Who Is a Good Candidate for Saxenda?

Saxenda was specifically designed for individuals struggling with obesity who also have at least one weight-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed to patients ages 12 and up. However, it may not be right for individuals with heart palpitations, heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, and certain other conditions. 

How Effective Is Saxenda?

Saxenda is a clinically proven treatment for obesity. In clinical trials, participants lost significantly more weight loss when combined with exercise and diet than individuals who received a placebo. Results vary from person to person, depending on factors like adherence to the medication regimen, lifestyle changes, and starting weight. 

Are There Alternative Medications to Saxenda?

While there is no generic version of Saxenda, Liraglutide is also sold under the brand name Victoza. Your doctor can help you determine the best medication for your needs. However, if cost is your main concern, we offer some of the best online prices so you can get your medication for less. 

Does Insurance Cover Saxenda?

Some insurance plans may cover Saxenda. However, you may still be responsible for a copay, which may be more than the cost of buying online. You should always shop around to determine the best price before filling any of your prescriptions. 

Can I Safely Order From Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Yes! Canadian Online Pharmacy is a licensed and certified pharmacy in Canada. We've partnered with all the most trusted pharmaceutical brands in the industry to bring you the same medications your doctor prescribes for less than the pharmacy cost.

Order Online

How to buy Saxenda (Liraglutide) online?

Saxenda (Liraglutide) can be ordered online through or by calling 1-800-828-4489 and speaking to customer support. The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page.

Is a prescription required?

Yes, a valid prescription from your doctor is required. Saxenda (Liraglutide) is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be emailed ([email protected]), faxed (1-800-416-8019), or uploaded. Alternatively, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription if you would like.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 3-month supply (90 days) is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. Refills are kept on file for future orders. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider.

Is it safe to order from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee. We operate just like your local pharmacy would, with our main priority being to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medication.

Saxenda Cost

How much does Saxenda (Liraglutide) cost?

Saxenda – (5 pens)

  • Average US retail price – $1,618.82
  • Our Price – $600.00

At, we make sure to keep drug prices low. You can view the Saxenda (Liraglutide) cost savings below with the price comparison of Saxenda 6mg/mL pens between the average U.S. retail price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price.

What is the lowest price of Saxenda (Liraglutide) per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $38.67/unit for Saxenda (Liraglutide) 6mg/mL pens

Is this price for Saxenda (Liraglutide) without insurance?

The listed prices above are not processed through insurance since we are unable to process insurance claims. However, we will give you an official receipt which you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurer. We are also unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Saxenda (Liraglutide) cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices are negotiated and regulated in Canada. Because the US is a free market economy, the price differs since pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem appropriate for the product. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we supply medications from these countries. 

Saxenda Coupon

Is there a coupon for Saxenda available?

Yes, we do you have a Saxenda coupon for an extra discount on your prescription. You can save $15 off your order with coupon code SAXENDA15. Apply coupon at checkout for instant savings and pay less for your prescription with a minimum $1000 order.

Saxenda Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Saxenda (Liraglutide) available?

Saxenda (Liraglutide) is not available as a generic alternative.

How much cheaper is generic Saxenda (Liraglutide)?

There is currently no generic alternative to Saxenda.

What is the difference between brand and generic Saxenda (Liraglutide) ?

Once available on the market, there will be no difference between generic and brand Saxenda. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

There are no standard shipping fees.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. Placing a refill order online is made simple by accessing the reorder section in your account.
You can also call us at 1-800-416-8019 and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Saxenda (Liraglutide)

What is Saxenda (Liraglutide) ? 

Saxenda (Liraglutide) is a prescription medication that is classified as a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.


What is Saxenda used for?

It is used as an adjunct for chronic weight management. It is implemented after establishing a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity in patients with a BMI of 30 or greater or in patients with a BMI of 27 and one weight-related comorbidity.

How does it work?

It binds to and activates the GLP-1 receptor but unlike native GLP-1, it is stable against degradation by dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) and can exert its glucose-lowering effects longer. It also regulates appetite and thus, caloric intake which contributes to weight loss.


How do I take Saxenda (Liraglutide)?

Saxenda (Liraglutide) should be taken as directed by your physician. When initiating therapy, your dose will be changed until you reach the target dose of 3 mg daily, by your doctor. This medication should be injected at the same time of each day without regard for food.

What dosages are available?

Saxenda (Liraglutide) is available as pre-filled pens that deliver doses of 0.6mg, 1.2mg, 1.8mg, 2.4mg or 3mg (6mg/ml, 3ml).

What is the recommended dosage?

It is typically dosed 0.6 mg daily and then titrated up to a goal dose of 3 mg/day under instruction by your doctor.

What is the maximum dosage?

The maximum recommended dosage is 3 mg/day.

What if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take Saxenda (Liraglutide), take it as soon as you remember. If it is relatively close to when your next dose is due, you can wait until then and take a normal dose but do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed dose. If it has been more than 3 days since you missed your dose, let your doctor know.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Saxenda (Liraglutide) ?

Thyroid-C Cell Tumors have been reported while taking this medication

Acute pancreatitis has also been reported as a result of this medication. Discontinue if suspected and do not restart if pancreatitis was confirmed, use a different agent.

Perform gallbladder studies if acute gallbladder disease is suspected

Risk of severe hypoglycemia is increased when used with insulin products

Monitor heart rate periodically

Renal impairment requiring hemodialysis have been reported

Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported (anaphylaxis and angioedema)

Suicidal behavior and ideations have been reported

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Saxenda (Liraglutide) ?

Some common side effects (>5%) include:

  • Nausea, vomiting 
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headache 
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dyspepsia
  • Fatigue, dizziness
  • Abdominal pain,
  • Increased lipase 

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects.


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

Use caution when using oral medications as this medication delays gastric emptying and can affect absorption


How should this medication be stored?

Unopened Saxenda (Liraglutide) pens should be stored in the original packaging in the refrigerator at 36℉ to 46℉. After opening the pen, it can be stored at room temperature (59°F to 86°F) for up to 30 days.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Rotate injection sites between the abdomen, upper arm, and thigh to prevent hardening of skin that may make injections painful and affect the absorption of this medication
  • Let your doctor know if you develop a lump in your neck/throat, have shortness of breath, or have trouble swallowing as these may indicate thyroid cancer
  • Know the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Some common symptoms include: shakiness, dizziness, increased fatigue, hunger, confusion
  • Use a new needle each time you use this medication and dispose of needles safely in a sharps container

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.


Saxenda Coupon
Use Saxenda coupon code to get $15 discount. Minimum $1000 purchase required. *Coupon codes are one-time use and cannot be combined.

Saxenda FAQ

Does Saxenda work immediately?

The appetite-suppressing effects should be seen immediately but the peak effect will not be observed until the target dose of 3 mg daily is achieved which may take some time depending on your titration.

Do you gain weight back after Saxenda?

Yes you can if you don’t stick to a calorie-restricted diet and maintain your exercise level.

Can you drink alcohol on Saxenda?

Drinking alcohol while taking Saxenda can increase your risk for hypoglycemia. If you wish to drink while taking this medication, monitor blood sugar levels and avoid drinking on an empty stomach.

Where do I inject Saxenda?

You can inject into the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh but do not inject into a muscle or vein.

How do I stop nausea after taking Saxenda?

Take Saxenda with a small meal (bread, crackers, rice, etc.) and do not lie down after taking your dose.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.