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A J Scheen
Liraglutide is an analogue of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) already indicated under the trade name of Victoza for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, at usual doses of 1.2 or 1.8 mg as once daily subcutaneous injection. It is henceforth indicated at a dose of 3.0 mg, also as once daily subcutaneous injection, for the treatment of obesity or overweight with comorbidities under the trade name of Saxenda, in combination with diet and exercise. Besides a specific action on the endocrine pancreas, mainly responsible for the antihyperglycaemic effect, liraglutide helps controlling appetite at the hypothamalic level...
May 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
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