Weight Loss Costa Rica
Costa Rica Medical Weight Loss
Weight Loss Costa Rica
One of the newest and most advanced weight loss medications by Novo Nordisk. Packaged in an easy to use pre-mixed injection pen. Each weight loss kit comes with 3 pens.
Saxenda contains the medication Liraglutide. Liraglutide has shown to help with weight loss by controlling hormone responses to hunger. It is recommended for adults with a BMI > 26 with weight related medical problems. It may be used in children aged 12-17 with a body weight about 132 pounds (60 kg).
Instructions - Saxenda Pen
Jeff Ugalde, M.D.
What is Liraglutide (Saxenda)?
Liraglutide (Saxenda) is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that slows gastric emptying and increases satiety after eating. It is labeled as an adjunct to diet and exercise for weight management in overweight or obese adults.
What is the Dose of Liraglutide (Saxenda)?
The starting dosage of liraglutide is 0.6 mg daily, injected subcutaneously at any time of day without regard to meals. The dosage should be increased weekly by 0.6 mg until the target dosage of 3 mg per day is reached.
How much weight can I lose?
Liraglutide (Saxenda) has been evaluated in two double-blind studies of more than 3,000 obese or overweight patients with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, or diabetes. In both studies, adding liraglutide to lifestyle counseling for one year resulted in an average of 8.9 – to 13.3-lb (4- to 6-kg) greater weight loss.
A clinically significant weight loss of 5% of baseline body weight at one year was also consistently achieved by more than one-half of patients treated.
A 10% loss (approximately 22 lb [10 kg]) was achieved in 25% to 33% of patients.
Nutritional Consuling on Saxenda
Additional weight loss can be achieved with ketogenic dieting, fasting, and carbohydrate restriction. Our medical and nutritional team offers additional coaching in this area to help patients safely achieve maximum results.
How to Get Saxenda in Costa Rica
Getting a prescription for Saxenda weight loss while traveling to Costa Rica is fast and convenient. Patients from the United States and Canada find that a Saxenda weight loss program in Costa Rica is 65% less than in the USA.
Most patients continue with medical supervision via telemedicine. This includes nutrition & lifestyle coaching from our doctors and their medical assistants.
Before and After Saxenda
Studies show that up to 33% of patients achieve 10% of weight loss. However, we find our patients can do much better with better lifestyle choices and nutritional coaching.
When on the program we encourage patients to enhance their weight loss results with a reduced carbohydrate diet and intermittent water fasting.
Saxenda (Liraglutide) Cost
Most patients in the USA can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 per month for a diet. In Costa Rica, the cost of treatment is approximately $495 per month.
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