Liraglutide is a Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) that is injected daily. Liraglutide promotes weight reduction and improves cardiovascular health by increasing the body’s production of insulin, inhibits glucagon, and decreases appetite.
Benefits of Liraglutide
- Reduces appetite thus decreases food intake.
- Decreases food digestion in the stomach.
- Lowers body fat.
- Promotes weight loss.
Side effects of Liraglutide are well tolerated. Patients may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and constipation. Gastrointestinal side effects are caused by Liraglutide slowing the transit of food through the gastrointestinal tract.