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Saxenda Weight Loss Pen


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My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

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You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or via bank transfer.

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If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

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Payment and refunds?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

Treatment Information

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Patient Reviews: How Saxenda Weight Loss Pen Has Made a Difference

Saxenda is currently out of stock. Wegovy is now available from our UK Pharmacy.

Saxenda Weight Loss UK Injections Pen

Saxenda (liraglutide) is a prescription weight loss medication that is used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for the treatment of obesity in adults. It is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, which works by regulating appetite and food intake. Saxenda is available in the form of an injectable solution and is usually injected once a day.

Saxenda is approved for use in the United Kingdom (UK) and is available by prescription from PrescriptionDoctor. It is important to use Saxenda as directed by your healthcare provider and to follow all instructions on the label. If you have any questions about Saxenda or how to use it, you should contact your healthcare provider for guidance.

Since being approved for weight loss in 2014, Saxenda, pre-filled with 6mg/ml liraglutide, has helped many people achieve their weight loss goals.

With Prescription Doctor, you can order Saxenda online from our UK pharmacy following an online consultation with one of our doctors.

Our pharmacy includes free needles, a sharps bin with every order, and a stylish carrying pouch when you order more than three pens. If you require more needles, you can order more needles here.

Suppose your order is approved by one of our online doctors before 3 p.m. on weekdays. In that case, our UK-based pharmacy will package your Saxenda order in discreet packaging and dispatch it to your door via fast next-day delivery.



Eligibility Criteria

Saxenda is a weight loss solution that can only be prescribed by a registered prescriber, such as a doctor, pharmacist or nurse prescriber. If you want to buy Saxenda from our online clinic, you'll need to fill out an online consultation form first. Our registered prescriber will review your form and determine if you're eligible to use Saxenda. If you are eligible, we'll send it to you through next-day delivery in the UK. 

To be eligible for Saxenda, you need to be at least 18 years old and have a BMI of 27+ with a co-morbidity or 30+ without a co-morbidity. A co-morbidity is another health condition related to being overweight, such as back or knee pain, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Weight loss is a journey that takes hard work and dedication, with or without the help of medication. Once you finish treatment with Saxenda, you should continue eating healthily and exercising regularly to lose weight.

When you order Saxenda online from Prescription Doctor, our online prescriber will review your suitability. You can use the "my chats" area of the website to ask our online prescriber any questions about Saxenda.



Saxenda (Liraglutide) interactions

Saxenda may interfere with other medications, such as:

  • Canagliflozin
  • Empagliflozin
  • Gliclazide
  • Metformin
  • Somatrogon
  • Tolbutamide

For a complete list of interactions with Liraglutide (Saxenda), visit NICE interactions.



How long does a Saxenda pen last?

The Saxenda pen is designed to deliver a specific number of doses of the medication. The pen is labelled with the number of doses it contains.

For example, the Saxenda pen may contain 15 doses or 18 doses, depending on the strength of the medication and the needs of the patient. Once the pen has been used to deliver the full number of doses, it should be disposed of and replaced with a new pen.

The dose of Saxenda will depend on the specific needs of the patient and the recommendations of the healthcare provider. The usual starting dose is 0.6 mg once a day. The dose may then be increased to 1.2 mg once a day after one week and then to the maintenance dose of 3 mg once a day after four weeks.

Please understand that the following is a guideline. Your prescriber will need to monitor you while taking Saxenda. If they feel that increasing the dose is unsuitable - which may happen if a higher dose of liraglutide is not well tolerated - they will not increase the dosage until they believe it is safe.

10.6 mg1
21.2 mg
31.8 mg2
42.4 mg3
5+3.0 mg4


As the table shows above, you will need 4 Saxenda pens to reach the optimum dosage of 3 mg per day. Once you reach the optimum dosage, a single Saxenda Pen will last six days.



How much does one month of Saxenda treatment cost?

1 Month of treatment requires 5 Saxenda pens. We offer the option to buy five pens for £59.79 per pen. An adequate number of needles and a sharps bin will be included with your order.

Our prices start from as little as £55.99 per pen when you order ten pens.



How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda® addresses one of your body's natural responses to help you lose weight. Saxenda® works like GLP-1 to regulate your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight.        

Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger.    

Saxenda® works like GLP-1 by regulating your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight.

Liraglutide also suppresses your appetite. This makes you feel less hungry, resulting in you consuming fewer calories.

Moreover, liraglutide has been shown to reverse pre-diabetes and significantly reduce the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Saxenda does not speed up the way your body burns calories or give you more energy to exercise.

While using Saxenda, it is essential to eat a varied and balanced diet and exercise regularly. Saxenda alone is not enough to help you lose weight.



How effective is Saxenda for weight loss?

In clinical studies, more than 50% of people taking weight loss medication Saxenda lost 5% or more of their body weight after 12 weeks. This means someone weighing 77 kg could potentially lose 5kgs after 12 weeks.

After approximately one year (56 weeks) of taking Saxenda, 95% of people lost, on average, 8% of their body weight.

Over three years on Saxenda Pen, 33% of responders continued to lose 10% or more of their baseline body weight.

You can read more about the Saxenda study by the University of Leicester in collaboration with Novo Nordisk.



Saxenda side effects and cautions

All medications carry the potential risk of side effects, though not everybody experiences them. It is essential to understand the risks associated with your medication before you begin taking Saxenda.

Information regarding the safety of Saxenda, including how to use and store the medicine, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

You can view the patient information leaflet for Saxenda online.

Some common Saxenda side effects include:

The side effects listed above should go away on their own after a few days or weeks as your body gets used to the medicine.

If your side effects do not subside after a few weeks of taking Saxenda, or are causing you concern, speak to your doctor.

Other Saxenda side effects may include:

  • 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 patient information leaflet enclosed with your treatment.

If you experience any side effects, whether listed above or in the patient information leaflet, discuss them with your doctor. You can also report them to our online prescriber for advice. Go to "my account" and "my chats" to send a message to our prescriber.



Allergic reaction

Do not take Saxenda if you are allergic to liraglutide or other ingredients in Saxenda, such as:

  • disodium phosphate dihydrate
  • propylene glycol
  • phenol
  • water for injection

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 or difficulty breathing

In cases of an allergic reaction, stop using Saxenda and go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department.



Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Saxenda if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

It is unknown how Saxenda affects a child's development during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

If you become pregnant while taking Saxenda, inform your doctor right away.



Other safety information

Saxenda is not suitable for people who take insulin or another GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of diabetes, as it may increase your risk of hypoglycaemia. Saxenda is not a substitute for insulin.

During the online consultation, you should list all the medicines you are currently taking, including those on prescription or purchased over the counter from a pharmacy.

Acute pancreatitis has been noticed in patients taking Saxenda. Signs of acute pancreatitis include:

  • abdominal pain (which may radiate to your back or feel worse after eating)
  • fever
  • increased heart rate
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal tenderness

Inform our prescriber if you have any thyroid issues (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism) and are taking any medicine for a thyroid issue, such as Levothyroxine. Saxenda may not be suitable for people with thyroid problems.

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

Do not leave your Saxenda pen in your car or anywhere else where it may get too hot. Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C). Do not freeze. Keep away from the freezer compartment.

Do not attempt to inject Saxenda if any part of it has frozen.

Do not expose your pen to dust, dirt or liquid, as this may damage the pen's mechanism.

Do not drop your pen, as this can damage the pen.

Do not attempt to dismantle or refill your Saxenda pen. The weight loss pens are pre-filled and cannot be refilled or serviced. Once you have used the Saxenda medicine in your pen, discard the used pen and begin a new pen.

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

Always keep treatment, needles and sharps bin containers out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your Saxenda pen or needles with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms.



Frequently asked questions

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

Will Saxenda impact my 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 refrain from these activities until you feel well enough to do them.

How long does it take for Saxenda to start working?

Weight loss medication Saxenda starts working within two weeks of treatment at the recommended dose (3mg) and continues to work for 9 to 12 months. It is essential to keep taking Saxenda as prescribed for it to work. In combination with Saxenda, you must exercise regularly and eat a healthy and balanced diet.

How long does 1 Saxenda pen last?

Once you reach the recommended dosage (3mg daily), one Saxenda pen should last six days. You should discard your Saxenda pen 30 days after opening it, even if there is still medicine left.

I received a small bag of liquid with my order; What is it, and what should I do with it?

During transit, Saxenda must be kept cool. This is why we include a small frozen gel pack. You can discard the gel pack in the bin. Take care not to burst the bag.

Is Saxenda weight loss injection pen available on the NHS?

Saxenda has been approved for use in the NHS for people with a BMI over 35 mg/m².

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 our online medical team.

Can I buy Saxenda online in the UK?

To obtain Saxenda legally in the UK, you will need to complete an online consultation with a healthcare provider, such as a Prescription Doctor or a nurse practitioner, who can evaluate your health and determine if Saxenda is an appropriate treatment for you.



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.
  • Price: 64.99 GBP
Click here to view the Saxenda Weight Loss Pen - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored By

Mohamed Imran

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 29/01/2020

Reviewed By

Dr Giuseppe Aragona
Dr. Giuseppe utilises his extensive experience in general practice to ensure the accuracy and safety of the website's content.

Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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