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About Product
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Mohamed Imran Lakhi Content Administrator GPhC: 2060586 Updated on: 25/02/2020 Next review: 25/08/2020

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda is an injectable weight loss aid which is only available on prescription.

Saxenda is licensed for weight loss in adults with a BMI greater than 30 kg/m² (obese) or people with a BMI of less than 30 kg/m² with weight-related health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a breathing condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Saxenda may be prescribed to those with a BMI under 30 kg/m². When prescribed in this way, it is done so off-label. You can find out more about off-label use of medicines here.

Saxenda is most effective when taken alongside a low-calorie diet and an active lifestyle. It is usually prescribed when other treatments have been unsuccessful.

Your doctor will provide a diet and exercise plan which you must follow while taking Saxenda.

You can buy Saxenda online from Prescription Doctor, following an online consultation. Simply complete our straightforward medical form for our doctor to review.

What will I get when I buy Saxenda from Prescription Doctor?

When you buy Saxenda online from Prescription Doctor, we will send you:

  • The Saxenda Injector Pen
  • 20x sterile hyperdermic needles (per pen)
  • A small black needle disposal bin

How many Saxenda pens will I need to start treatment?

1 Saxenda pen will last you for the first 17 days of treatment (starting from week 1).

As you gradually increase your dose through the first 4 weeks of treatments, you will need 3 pens.

From week 5, once you are taking the 3mg dosage, 1x Saxenda pen will last you 6 days.

Week number Dosage (per day) Quantity of pens
Week 1 0.6 mg Buy 1 Saxenda Pen
Week 2 1.2 mg
Week 3 1.8 mg Buy 2 Saxenda Pens
Week 4 2.4 mg Buy 3 Saxenda Pens
Week 5 onwards 3.0 mg Buy 4 Saxenda Pens

If you are already taking Saxenda, you can buy as many Saxenda pens as you think you will need.

How does Saxenda work?

The active ingredient of Saxenda, liraglutide, is a GLP-1 receptor agonist. It mimics a natural occurring hormone in the body (GLP-1) which is released from the intestines following a meal.

GLP-1 triggers the pancreas to produce more insulin, which helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood. It also prevents the liver from making more glucose by reducing the production of a hormone called glucogen.

In the digestive tract, GLP-1 slows down the movement of food between the stomach and the intestines, resulting in a slower absorption rate of glucose from the intestines to the blood.

GLP-1 also affects the brain and suppresses appetite and causes a feeling of fullness.

These mechanisms work in tandem to aid weight loss.

How do I use Saxenda?

Saxenda is administered via subcutaneous injection - an injection just below the skin - once a day.Where to inject Saxenda

It is important to administer the injection at the same time every day for Saxenda to be most effective.

Saxenda can be taken with or without food, however you may find it easier to remember to take it at the same time if you take Saxenda alongside a meal, such as breakfast.

Typical sites of injection include the abdomen, thigh and upper arm. You can change the site of the injection if you feel uncomfortable.

You must not administer the injection into a vein (intravenously) or into muscle (intramuscularly) - your doctor will show you how to safely inject yourself.

Your doctor will show you how to use the injector pen. It is vital that a healthcare professional shows you how to use your Saxenda injector pen before you buy Saxenda online.

The video below demonstrates how to use the Saxenda pen.

Dosages will be determined by your doctor. The typical starting dose is 0.6 mg. Your doctor will gradually increase your dosage by 0.6 mg each week until you reach the recommended dose of 3.0 mg once a day.

Please understand that the following is a guideline. Your doctor will need to monitor you while undergoing treatment with Saxenda. If they feel that increasing the dose is unsuitable - which may happen if a higher dose is not well tolerated - they will not progress the dosage further until they believe it is safe to do so.

How should I store Saxenda?

Before your first use, you should store Saxenda in a refrigerator (between 2°C and 8°C).

Do not freeze Saxenda. Keep it away from the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.

Once you begin using the pen, you should keep the temperature of the pen below 30°C. You may store your Saxenda pen in the fridge (between 2°C and 8°C), but do not freeze. Keep the pen away from the freezer compartment.

While the pen is not in use, the pen should be covered with the cap to protect the medicine from exposure to light.

Do not use the pen if the solution is not clear and colourless or almost colourless.

If you notice the solution in the pen is cloudy, do not use the pen.

You should dispose of the pen 30 days after the first use.

More information on how to store the pen can be found in the accompanying patient information leaflet which comes with your Saxenda pen.

More information on the usage and storage of Saxenda can be found here.

Side effects and cautions

Needle Warnings

Saxenda uses hypodermic needles which require careful handling.

Before you use the needle, inspect that the needle is not bent.

Needles are single use only and should be changed for each administration. Do not use the same needle twice.

It is important to store needles out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

Sharps bin warnings

When you have used a needle to administer the dosage, never throw away needles via household or water waste.

Always put used needles in a sharps bin. Store the sharps bin out of sight and reach from children and pets.

When moving your sharps bin, you can close the temporary closure to avoid spillages.

When you have filled the sharps bin to the fill line, close the sharps bin fully. You should hear a click - this signals that the bin is permanently closed and ready for disposal.

Never overfill a sharps bin. Once you have filled your sharps bin to the designated fill line, close the sharps bin and dispose of it.

Your council may have specific information on sharp bin disposal procedures.

You should take your filled sharps bin to your local pharmacy for them to dispose of safely on your behalf.

Side effects of Saxenda

All medications carry the potential sick of side effects, though not everybody gets them. It's important to understand the risks associated with your medication before you begin treatment. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • Being sick (vomiting)
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick (nausea)

Side effects listed above should go away on their own after a few days or weeks as your body adjusts to the medicine.

If your side effects do not subside after a few weeks, or are causing you distress, tell your doctor.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Belching
  • Bloating
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastritis)
  • Stomach ache
  • Wind (flatulence)

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Saxenda can be found in the pamphlet enclosed with your treatment. Alternatively, you can view the patient information leaflet for Saxenda online here.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Saxenda if you are allergic to liraglutide or any of the other excipients of this medicine.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Saxenda, cease taking the medicine and seek emergency medical attention.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red, and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Saxenda if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, planning on starting a family, or breastfeeding. It is not known how Saxenda affects the development of a child during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Saxenda online.

Please inform our doctors if you have diabetes. Saxenda is contraindicated in people who take insulin or another GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of diabetes.

Do not take Saxenda past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy and ask them to dispose of them safely on your behalf.

Always keep medicine out of the sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms as you.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I forget to take Saxenda when I should?

If you forget to take Saxenda when you should, take it as soon as you remember.

If more than 12 hours have passed since your last injection, skip the dose you missed and continue to take Saxenda as you normally would.

Do not take more Saxenda to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I take too much Saxenda?

If you accidentally take too much Saxenda, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Saxenda?

While alcohol is unlikely to interact with Saxenda, you should avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Saxenda.

Alcoholic beverages are high in calories and offer little nutritional value. Furthermore, alcohol may increase your risk of, or worsen, side effects such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

Will Saxenda impact by ability to drive or operate machinery?

Saxenda should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

However, if you experience any side effects which may impact your concentration, such as dizziness, you should avoid such activities until you feel well enough to do them.

Is Saxenda the same as Victoza?

Victoza is another weight loss treatment for people with type-2 diabetes which is also administered via subcutaneous injection.

While both injections contain the same active ingredient, liraglutide, the dosage of Victoza is lower than Saxenda.

Saxenda and Victoza should not be used together. You should speak to your doctor before using either Saxenda or Victoza as a weight loss aid.

How long does it take for Saxenda to start working?

Saxenda starts working within 2 weeks of treatment at the recommended dose (3mg) and continues to work for 9 to 12 months.

It is important to keep taking Saxenda as prescribed in order for it to work.

In combination with Saxenda, exercising regularly and eating a healthy balanced diet can help you acheive your weight loss goals faster.

How long does a Saxenda pen last?

Once you reach the recommended dosage (3mg every day), each pen should last you 6 days.

You should discard your Saxenda pen after 30 days of opening it, even if there is still Saxenda in the pen.

How much weight can you lose on Saxenda?

In studies, people who took Saxenda lost ~18.5 lb over the course of 56 weeks.

Can Saxenda be taken alongside Orlistat?

No, you cannot take Saxenda and Orlistat together. For further advice on which weight loss treatment is right for you, please speak to your doctor.

Can I buy Saxenda online?

Yes, you can buy Saxenda online from registered pharmacies, such as Prescription Doctor.

You will need to answer a couple of questions about your health in order for our online doctor to safely prescribe Saxenda. If your order is approved by our doctor before 3pm, our GPhC registered pharmacy will dispense and dispatch your item the same day, aimed for a next day delivery.

Table of contents

What is Saxenda?

What will I get when I buy Saxenda from Prescription Doctor?

How does Saxenda work?

How do I use Saxenda?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Saxenda
  • Manufacturer: Novo nordisk
  • Active Ingredient(s): Liraglutide
  • Administration: Subcutaneous injection
  • Presentation: Pre-filled injector pen
  • Available Strength: 6 mg/mL
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: 3.0 mg once daily
  • Description: Saxenda is a weight loss aid which is administered via an injection.
  • Drug Class: Incretin mimetic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Saxenda during pregnancy. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Saxenda while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Saxenda - Patient Information Leaflet

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