Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used to help adults with excess weight (BMI 27) who also have weight–related medical problems or obesity (BMI 30), as well as children aged 12-17 years with a body weight greater than 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity, lose weight and keep it off. Saxenda® should be used in conjunction with a low–calorie diet and increased physical activity.
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Saxenda Weight loss Medication characteristics ;
- One injection pen per day to aid in weight loss.
- Works in tandem with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise.
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- What is Saxenda?
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- How effective is it?
- Alternative to Saxenda
- Saxenda Dosage
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You can order Saxenda injection pens from our licensed online pharmacy and doctor service. This is a medically prescribed weight loss treatment. Following a brief online consultation, your order will be routed to our registered doctors for review.
If your prescription is approved, it will be forwarded to our pharmacy team, who will dispense and ship your medication. We use Royal Mail as our courier partner, and they can arrange for next–day delivery if you prefer.
Please keep in mind that orders for Saxenda placed after 5.30pm on a Saturday are processed on Monday to ensure the package stays within the required temperature range.
Saxenda is an injection used to help people lose weight. It includes the medication liraglutide. It can be used in conjunction with diet and exercise to aid in weight loss. Novo Nordisk’s Saxenda pen is a registered trademark.
People with a BMI greater than 30 can be prescribed the medication. It is also appropriate for people with a BMI greater than 27 who have been diagnosed with weight-related medical problem.These are some examples:
- Diabetes type 2 and pre-diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) (high blood pressure)
- High cholesterol levels
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
Liraglutide is the active ingredient in Saxenda. Liraglutide is similar to the hormone glucagon-like peptide–1 in the body (GLP-1). This is an appetite hormone that is released by the intestines after a meal to help regulate hunger.
Saxenda, which is similar to GLP-1, regulates appetite, making you feel fuller and less hungry. This can result in consuming fewer calories and losing weight. Focusing on a low–calorie diet will increase the benefits of Saxenda even more.
Saxenda should only be used to aid weight loss if you have previously attempted and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise alone.
After completing a 12-week course of treatment with Saxenda pens, you can expect to lose at least 5% of your initial body weight. You should discontinue using Saxenda if you have not lost at least 5% of your starting body weight by now.
Over the course of 56 weeks, patients in Saxenda clinical trials lost more weight than those who received a placebo injection. The findings are summarized below;
- 63% lost at least 5% of body weight
- 33% lost at least 10% of body weight
- 15% lost at least 15% of body weight
Saxenda is available as an injectable pen. The Saxenda pen is injected subcutaneously once daily. The upper arm, upper thigh, or abdomen are the most common injection sites.
A daily injection of 0.6mg is the starting dose. This dose is usually increased every week until a dose of 3.0mg once daily is reached. A sample schedule is provided below:
- Week 1 – 0.6mg dose once daily
- Week 2 – 1.2mg dose once daily
- Week 3 – 1.8mg dose once daily
- Week 4 – 2.4mg dose once daily
- Week 5 – 3.0mg dose once daily continuing
To reduce the likelihood of stomach side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, the dose is gradually increased in 1–week intervals.
If you increase the dose and the side effects persist for two weeks or longer, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The most effective way to lose weight is to combine a healthy diet or meal plan with increased physical activity. This is the most secure and effective way to lose weight. The NHS provides a 12–week weight loss plan here. There is more information on exercise and diets available.
People who improve their diet and exercise may fail to lose weight for a variety of reasons. These people may benefit from medications such as WEGOVY, TRULICITY, SAXENDA, OZEMPIC
The most common Saxenda side effects are digestive in nature: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation. These should go away in a few days or weeks.
Other common side effects are as follows:
- Feeling weak or tired
- Injection site reactions such as bruising, pain or a rash
Hypoglycemia is another possible side effect. This is the medical term for hypoglycemia. This is more likely to be a side effect in patients with type 2 diabetes, but it can occur in other patients as well. The signs of low blood sugar are: cold sweat, pale skin, headache, fast heartbeat, feeling sleepy or weak, feeling nervous and difficulty concentrating, among other symptoms.
Pancreatitis is a rare side effect. This is a serious and potentially fatal illness. Symptoms include severe, persistent abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. If you experience any of these side effects, stop using Saxenda and contact your doctor right away.
- Anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) such as warfarin
- Anti-diabetic medication such as sulfonylureas and insulin
- GLP-1 receptor agonists such as Victoza
Other conditions and Saxenda
- Heart failure
- Aged 75 years or older
- Severe renal (kidney) disease
- Severe hepatic (liver) disease