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What are Saxenda weight loss injections?

Saxenda is an injectable weight loss medicine which is often prescribed when other weight loss efforts have been ineffective. It is only available on prescription in the UK.

Since being approved for weight loss in 2014, Saxenda has helped many people achieve their weight loss goals.

Each pen is prefilled with 6mg/ml liraglutide - the same active ingredient found in other weight loss injection pens, such as the Skinny Jab.

Is Saxenda suitable for me?

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 "off-label" to those with a BMI under 30 kg/m².

Saxenda is most effective when taken alongside a low-calorie diet and an active lifestyle.

Your doctor will provide a diet and exercise plan which you must follow while taking Saxenda. Failing to follow this plan can hinder your weight loss efforts.

Weight loss is a journey which takes hard work, with or without the help of medication. Once you finish treatment with Saxenda, you should continue to eat healthily and get regular exercise to maintain your weight.

Where can I buy Saxenda weight loss injections online in the UK?

You can buy Saxenda online from Prescription Doctor's UK registered pharmacy, following an online consultation. Simply complete our straightforward medical form for one of our doctors to review.

Once your item has been approved by our online doctor, our UK based pharmacy will package your Saxenda order in discreet, plain packaging and dispatch it to your preferred UK address via a fast next-day delivery.


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

When you buy Saxenda pens from Prescription Doctor's online UK pharmacy, you will receive:

  • The Saxenda Injector Pen(s)
  • Sterile hyperdermic needles
  • A small sharps bin

We will provide you with enough needles to last for the duration of the ordered Saxenda pens. If you require more needles, you can buy boxes of 100 needles from us here.

To keep Saxenda cool during transit, we include a frozen gel pack. This small bag of liquid is not required for the general operation of the pen and can be discarded when you receive your Saxenda order. You can throw the gel bag into your normal rubbish bin. Take care not to burst or tear the gel pack when disposing it.

Novo Nordisk branded Saxenda carrying pouch

If you buy 3 or more Saxenda pens, we'll include a stylish, fabric carrying pouch. This zippered pouch contains an elasticated loop to secure your Saxenda pen and a mesh pouch to hold your needles.


How long does a Saxenda pen last?

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

You will need 3 Saxenda pens as you gradually increase your dose through the first 4 weeks of treatments.

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

How long a Saxenda pen lasts depends on what dosage you are on. Higher doses mean using more Saxenda, resulting in the pen lasting a shorter amount of time.

How many Saxenda pens will I need to start treatment?

The typical starting dose is 0.6 mg. Your doctor will gradually increase your dosage of Saxenda 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 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 further until they believe it is safe to do so.

Week No. Dosage (daily) No. of pens No. of needles
1 0.6 mg 1 ~20
2 1.2 mg
3 1.8 mg 2 ~30
4 2.4 mg 3 ~40
5 onward 3.0 mg 4 ~50

 

As the table shows above, you will need to buy 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 6 days.

1 month of treatment with Saxenda at the maintenance dose (3.0 mg) will require 5 Saxenda pens.

How much does Saxenda cost?

At Prescription Doctor, our prices start from £72.99 for a single Saxenda pen, including needles and sharps bin.

1 month of Saxenda (5 pens) costs £298.99.

If you are just starting out with Saxenda for the first time, it takes 4 Saxenda pens to reach the maintenance dose, which costs £249.99.

The cost includes the online consultation with one of our doctors, needles and a sharps bin to discard your used needles in.

Our prices can be viewed at the top of the page by clicking "Review more prices."

If you are already taking Saxenda, you can buy as many Saxenda pens as you think you will need online from Prescription Doctor's online UK pharmacy.


How does Saxenda work?

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

GLP-1 increases the production of insulin, which reduces the amount of glucose in the blood. It also reduces the production of glucagon, which the liver uses to produce glucose.

In the digestive tract, GLP-1 slows down the absorption rate of glucose from the intestines to the blood.

GLP-1 also suppresses your appetite. This makes you less hungry, resulting in you consuming fewer calories.

These mechanisms work together to achieve weight loss.

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 important 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 Saxenda lost 5% or more of their baseline bodyweight after 12 weeks.

After approximately 1 year (56 weeks) of taking Saxenda, 95% of people lost on average 8% of their bodyweight.

Over the course of 3 years on Saxenda, 33% of responders continued to lose 10% or more of their baseline bodyweight.

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


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.

Do not administer Saxenda into a vein or into muscle - your doctor will show you how to safely inject Saxenda.

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

You can watch the following video on how to use Saxenda, or continue reading for an illustrated step-by-step guide.

Using your Saxenda Pen

1.) Remove the cap from the Saxenda pen. Look through the window of the Saxenda pen to ensure that the Saxenda solution inside is clear and colourless. Do not use the Saxenda pen if the liquid is cloudy or if there are small particles floating around in it.

2.) Take a new needle and peel away the paper tab. Push the needle onto the Saxenda pen and turn it until it is tight.

3.) Check the flow of your Saxenda pen by turning the dose selector clockwise (to the right) until you see the flow check symbol (··-). While holding the pen upright, so that the needle is pointing to the ceiling, press and hold the button at the base of the pen. The dosage counter will return to 0 and a drop of Saxenda should appear at the tip of the needle. If no drop appears, you can repeat the flow check up to 6 times. If the drop does not appear, replace the needle and check the flow again. If a drop still does not appear after 6 attempts, safely discard of the pen and use a new Saxenda pen.

4.) Select the dose by turning the dose selector to the dose you need to inject. Double check the dosage pointer to ensure you have selected the right dosage before injecting Saxenda. If you turn the dosage meter too far, turn it back to the desired dose. Be careful not to press the dose button as you turn the dose selector.

5.) Push the needle into the skin of an application site, such as the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. While holding the needle steady, press and hold the dose button. Once the dose counter reaches 0, keep holding the needle in the skin and slowly count to 6. Remove the needle from the skin by lifting it straight out of your skin. Avoid moving the needle when removing the needle to prevent bruising. Do not inject into a vein or muscle.

6.) After administering the dosage, cover the needle with the outer needle cap to prevent yourself from injury when removing the needle. With the outer needle cap affixed over the needle, unscrew the needle and dispose of it in a sharps bin. Speak to your doctor about how to safely dispose of your needles.

7.) Replace the cap of the Saxenda pen and store it in a refrigerator.

How should I store Saxenda?

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

Do not freeze Saxenda pens. Keep Saxenda 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 continue to store your Saxenda pen in the fridge (between 2°C and 8°C), but do not freeze it. 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 cloudy. If you notice the solution in the pen is cloudy, discard the Saxenda pen.

You should dispose Saxenda pens 30 days after the first use, regardless of whether it still contains Saxenda.

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

Visit Saxenda's website for further information on using Saxenda.

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 of Saxenda, skip the missed dose and continue to take Saxenda as you normally would.

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

What should I do if I inject too much Saxenda?

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


Saxenda side effects and cautions

Needle Warnings

Saxenda requires single-use, hypodermic needles which must be handled with care.

You should always use a new needle for every Saxenda injection to prevent contamination, infection, leakage and blockages, which may lead to the wrong dose being administered.

Do not use the same needle twice.

Inspect that the needle is not bent before using it. If the needle is bent, discard it in a sharps container and use a new needle.

Always store Saxenda needles out of sight and reach from children and pets.

If you need more needles, you can buy Saxenda needles online from our UK pharmacy.

Sharps Bin Warnings

Once you have used a needle to administer the dosage of Saxenda, put your used needle into the provided sharps bin.

When moving your sharps bin, you can close the temporary closure to avoid spillages. Be careful not to close the sharps bin fully if you will be using it again in the future.

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

Your council may have specific information on sharp bin disposal procedures. This information should be available from your council's website. If you are unsure, speak to your local pharmacy or GP surgery.

Not all pharmacies accept sharps bins. Ask your local pharmacy if they provide this service beforehand.

Never overfill a sharps bin.

Always put used needles in a sharps bin.

Always store your sharps bin out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never discard of a full sharps bin in your general waste bin or wheelie bin.

Saxenda Side effects

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

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:

  • 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 of taking Saxenda, or are distressful, 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, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Managing side effects

The common side effects of Saxenda are nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea. While they usually reduce over time, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of side effects.

Firstly, it is important to administer Saxenda at the same time every day. If you find it difficult to remember when to take Saxenda, set a reminder on your phone or smart device.

Side effects such as diarrhoea and vomiting can dehydrate you. You should stay hydrated while taking Saxenda by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

You may find that your side effects become more prominent when you increase your dosage. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, discuss your options with your doctor. Your dosage may need to be reduced. You should always follow the recommended dose escalation as prescribed by your doctor.

Allergic reaction

Do not take Saxenda if you are allergic to liraglutide or any of the other ingredients in Saxenda.

A full list of ingredients can be found inside the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Saxenda, stop using Saxenda and go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so that the doctors know exactly what you have taken.

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

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.

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

Other safety information

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

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. In patients with diabetes, who are currently taking insulin or sulfonylurea, Saxenda 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 bought 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 and tenderness when touching the abdomen.

Before you buy Saxenda, 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.

Please inform our doctor of all medications you are currently taking, including those prescribed by your GP, bought over the counter, as well as health and herbal supplements.

While taking Saxenda, it is important to keep hydrated by drinking up to 8 glasses of water per day. Symptoms of dehydration include; dizziness, fast heartbeat, rapid breathing, sunken eyes, lack of energy and fainting.

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 or too cold.

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 mechanism of the pen.

If you need to clean your Saxenda pen for whatever reason, use a mild detergent on a damp cloth and gently clean it.

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

Do not attempt to dismantle or refill your Saxenda pen. Saxenda pens are pre-filled and cannot be refilled or serviced. Once you have used up 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 it safely on your behalf.

Always keep Saxenda pens, needles and sharps bin's containers out of sight and reach from children and pets.

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

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Getting the most out of your Saxenda

Simply taking Saxenda alone is not enough to help you lose weight. You should also make appropriate changes to your lifestyle in order to keep your weight off.

Below are some tips for adjusting your lifestyle in order to get the most out of your Saxenda treatment.

Exercise tips

You should aim for 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, such as running, jogging, cycling or swimming.

An easy way to manage this is to aim for 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week.

It's important that you find an exercise which works for you - not only for your lifestyle, but for your weight and fitness level.

Build up the amount of exercise you do week by week before you find the right level for you. Don't try to push yourself too early. Not only can strenuous exercise result in injury, it can also affect you mentally and make you feel dissatisfied. Pace yourself - if you are comfortable running for 3 minutes, try running for 5 minutes. If you normally do 10 strokes in the pool, try 13 or 15 next time. Make gradual increases to the amount of activity you do.

If you feel you pushed yourself too far, dial it back to an amount you feel comfortable with. Always seek medical help if you experience pain or feel unwell while exercising. Pushing too hard can result in injuries such as sprains and strains, which can put your exercise efforts on hold while you recover.

You can avoid injury by doing a warm-up before exercising. A combination of static and dynamic stretches are ideal before a workout - static squats, jogging on the spot, lunges and other stretches can help to limber you up.

Don't forget, increasing your activity level isn't limited to just going for a run around the park. You can do squats while you are waiting for the kettle to boil, do star jumps during the ad breaks of your favourite show, get off the bus a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way, take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator. Small, regular exercises can have a noticeable impact on your weight loss achievements.

It's important to keep hydrated while working out. A bottle of water or isotonic drink is ideal. If you don't have isotonic drinks at hand, you can make one using full-sugar squash. Mix 1 parts orange squash with 4 parts water and add a large pinch of salt.

If you are using a fitness tracker or app, don't get bogged down in the numbers. If you don't reach your target number of steps on a given day, for instance, aim to achieve the same goal another day.

Most importantly, find an exercise you enjoy and want to do. Getting involved with a sport can be great for your physical and mental health. Your activity won't feel like a chore and you will be surrounded with other people who are striving to live healthy and active lifestyles. Likewise, fitness classes can be great for socialising while on your weight loss journey.

Don't worry if feel unmotivated or unwell to exercise. Leave it out for a day and try to exercise the next day. You should avoid any strenuous exercise if you are recovering from an injury.

Healthy eating tips

Just like with exercise, making small and simple changes can help you achieve your weight loss targets.

Start by reducing the amount you eat, rather than cutting out food groups. The NHS recommend reducing your calorie intake by 600 calories a day. However, you should consult your doctor or a dietician before making drastic changes to the amount you eat.

Next, consider the plate method. Imagine your plate is split into even quarters. 2 quarters of your plate should consist of non-starchy vegetables, such as peas, carrots or broccoli. You can of course mix up different vegetables, for example sliced carrots and peas. 1 quarter of your plate should be filled with protein from lean meat, skinless poultry or seafood. The final quarter should consist of complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice or wholegrain pasta.

Snacking can greatly contribute to weight gain. To avoid the urge, eat meals at regular intervals throughout the day. Ideally, you should aim for 3 meals spread even apart from one another. This can help you to regulate how much you eat in a day and prevent cravings for foods.

If you do crave a snack later in the day, particularly if your evening meal is eaten later in the day, you should eat something healthy. Apples, carrots and celery are great for snacking on, as are small portions of nuts and seeds. Avoid snacks such as chocolate, biscuits, pastries and baked goods, such as cakes and doughnuts.

What you drink can also contribute to weight gain. Fizzy drinks, tea, coffee and fruit juices can contain high amount of sugar and subsequently calories. It's important to be aware of the sugar contents of what you drink. Check the label for the "carbohydrates of which sugars" and the kcal amount. In most cases, the calories will be visible on the front of the label. In tea and coffee, substitute sugar for artificial sweeteners, so long as you aren't sensitive to them.

Limiting or cutting out alcohol can also help you to lose weight. Alcoholic drinks often contain a high amount of calories but carry little to no nutritional value.

Keeping a food diary can help you track what you eat. Write down every meal and snack you eat, making note of the amount of calories alongside everything you eat. This record can be reviewed by your doctor or a dietician, who can identify areas of your diet which may require improvement.

Managing Saxenda side effects

The common side effects of Saxenda are nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea. While they usually reduce over time, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of side effects.

Firstly, it's important to administer Saxenda at the same time every day. If you find it difficult to remember when to take Saxenda, set a reminder on your phone or smart device.

Side effects such as diarrhoea and vomiting can dehydrate you. It's important to keep hydrated while taking Saxenda by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

You may find that your side effects become more prominent when you escalate your dosage. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, discuss your options with your doctor. Your dosage may need to be reduced. You should always follow the recommended dose escalation.

Keep a positive attitude

Negative thinking can impact your weight-loss journey, making it harder to lose weight. The negativity may be caused by how you view yourself, how you think others see you and your thought process when faced with these attitudes.

Identifying your attitudes towards eating and weight loss can help you keep your weight off in the long run.

Set yourself manageable and do-able goals and learn what you can do to make them more achievable.

Create an environment for you which motivates positive attitudes towards healthy eating. Try to keep unhealthy snacks out of your house to prevent you from snacking on them. Keep healthy fruits in your house to snack on instead.

Surround yourself with positive people who motivate you - including family, friends or local weight loss support groups. If your mood drops, make sure you have someone to talk to and find out who you can speak to about your mental health, should you need it.

When you achieve a weight loss goal, it's easy to turn to an unhealthy snack as a reward. Swap this unhelpful option for something like an activity or a new item of clothing. If you reward yourself with unhealthy snacks, look at what you can swap them for.

As you continue your weight loss plan, you may find that you reach a plateau whereby you will find it harder to lose as much weight as you previously could. While this is completely normal, it can make you feel as if you are stuck and hit a brick wall. Speak to your doctor if you reach a plateau or are struggling to lose weight. Your diet and lifestyle may need to be reviewed to keep you on track.

During your weight loss journey, there may be changes to your lifestyle you wish to continue, such as keeping healthy snacks in the house, engaging in a sport, keeping a food diary to track your eating habits or changing how you think about your diet. Keeping these habits can help you keep the weight off and prevent you from gaining the weight you worked so hard to lose.


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 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 refrain from these activities until you feel well enough to do them.

Is Saxenda the same as Victoza?

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

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

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

How long does it take for Saxenda to start working?

Saxenda for weight loss 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 for it to work.

In combination with Saxenda, exercising regularly and eating a healthy balanced diet can help you lose weight faster.

How long does 1 Saxenda pen last?

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

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

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

During transit, it is important for Saxenda to be kept cool. In order to do this, we include a small frozen gel pack. You can simply discard the gel pack in the bin. Take care not to burst the bag.

Is Saxenda available on the NHS?

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

However, you can buy also buy Saxenda online from our UK pharmacy, following an online consultation with one of our doctors.

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 in the UK?

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

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

Getting the most out of your Saxenda

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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