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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1804-1806

Short-term monotherapy with Liraglutide for weight management: A case study

Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Feras Almarshad
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Shaqra University, Shaqra
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_213_19

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Background: Liraglutide 3 mg was approved by the FDA as an antiobesity drug. A recent study reported that short-term treatment with Liraglutide (20.0 ± 6.4 days) reduces body weight. Case Presentation: A 35-year-old male not having any medical illness was presented for medical weight-loss management. He was taking Liraglutide (Saxenda) by SC solution multidose pen 0.6 mg in the first week, 1.2 mg in the second week, 1.8 mg in the third week, 2.4 mg in the fourth week, and 3.0 mg in the fifth week, i.e. 0.6-mg dose increase per week. During the treatment period, he was maintained on low-calorie diet, which was not exceeded 1,500 calories/day. During the treatment period, he was on the mild exercise of walking 45 min three times per week. His initial anthropometric measurements include a weight of 118 kg, height 171 cm, and body mass index 40.4. Conclusion: Short-term (05 weeks) monotherapy with Liraglutide with restricted-calorie diet and mild exercise significantly reduces the weight by 13.55%.

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