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Article, 2023

Safety of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for weight management in adults, adolescents, and children with obesity: a scoping review

In: Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin, ISSN 2159-7774, 0044-6394, Volume 339, 1, Pages 1315-1318, 10.1097/fad.0000000000000067

Contributors (4)

Baden, Christoffer S. [1] Andersen, Jon T [1] [2] Christensen, Mikkel Bring (0000-0002-8774-1797) [1] [2] Gade, Christina [1] [2]


  1. [1] Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital
  2. [2] University of Copenhagen
  3. [NORA names: KU University of Copenhagen; University; Denmark; Europe, EU; Nordic; OECD]


Summary As obesity continues to be a global health challenge presenting various negative impacts on health outcomes and healthcare costs, there is a growing need for pharmacological interventions to address the issue. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists have shown potential in treating obesity and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, but there is a lack of studies comparing adverse events across different populations. This review intends to indirectly compare the adverse events of available glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist pharmaceuticals for treating overweight or obesity in adults, adolescents, and children.


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