Saxenda and Injection site bruising - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Injection site bruising is found among people who take Saxenda, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Saxenda and have Injection site bruising. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,905 people who have side effects when taking Saxenda from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

4,905 people reported to have side effects when taking Saxenda.
Among them, 93 people (1.9%) have Injection site bruising.

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda has active ingredients of liraglutide recombinant. It is often used in weight loss. eHealthMe is studying from 5,234 Saxenda users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Injection site bruising?

Injection site bruising is found to be associated with 1,633 drugs and 985 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Saxenda and Injection site bruising reports submitted per year:

Could Saxenda cause Injection site bruising?

Time on Saxenda when people have Injection site bruising *:

  • < 1 month: 37.5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 62.5 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Injection site bruising when taking Saxenda *:

  • female: 93.55 %
  • male: 6.45 %

Age of people who have Injection site bruising when taking Saxenda *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 15.0 %
  • 40-49: 31.67 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 21.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Saxenda *:

  1. Synthroid: 3 people, 3.23%
  2. Vitamin D3: 1 person, 1.08%
  3. Vitamin D: 1 person, 1.08%
  4. Vitamin B12: 1 person, 1.08%
  5. Victoza: 1 person, 1.08%
  6. Prilosec: 1 person, 1.08%
  7. Praluent: 1 person, 1.08%
  8. Nexium: 1 person, 1.08%
  9. Myrbetriq: 1 person, 1.08%
  10. Lyrica: 1 person, 1.08%

Common side effects people have besides Injection site bruising *:

  1. Injection Site Pain: 18 people, 19.35%
  2. Injection Site Erythema (redness at injection site): 14 people, 15.05%
  3. Injection Site Pruritus (severe itching at injection site): 13 people, 13.98%
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 12 people, 12.90%
  5. Appetite - Increased (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires): 8 people, 8.60%
  6. Injection Site Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin at injection site): 8 people, 8.60%
  7. Injection Site Swelling: 7 people, 7.53%
  8. Constipation: 6 people, 6.45%
  9. Injection Site Rash: 5 people, 5.38%
  10. Weight Increased: 5 people, 5.38%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Weight Decreased: 34 people, 36.56%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 2.15%
  3. Type 2 Diabetes: 1 person, 1.08%
  4. Polycystic Ovary Disease (cysts in the ovaries that occurs when the follicle stops developing): 1 person, 1.08%
  5. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 1 person, 1.08%
  6. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood): 1 person, 1.08%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 1 person, 1.08%
  8. Asthma: 1 person, 1.08%
  9. Abnormal Weight Gain: 1 person, 1.08%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Saxenda and have Injection site bruising?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on liraglutide recombinant (the active ingredients of Saxenda) and Saxenda (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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