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Are you losing weight using Saxenda Pen?

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your Saxenda treatment:


  1. Inadequate dosage: If the dosage of Saxenda is inadequate, it may not be effective in promoting weight loss. According to the manufacturer's prescribing information, the recommended starting dose is 0.6 mg daily, and the dose can be increased gradually over time to 3 mg daily. If you do not see results with your current dose, talk to your online weight loss provider about adjusting your dosage.
  2. Non-compliance: Consistently using Saxenda as prescribed is essential for achieving weight loss results. If you miss doses or do not follow the instructions on how to use the medication, you may not see the intended results.
  3. Inadequate diet and exercise: While Saxenda can help with weight loss, it is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise routine. In fact, the medication works best when used in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular physical activity. If you are not seeing results with Saxenda, it may be helpful to assess your diet and exercise habits and make adjustments as needed.
  4. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions can affect weight loss, even with the use of weight loss medications like Saxenda. For example, conditions such as hypothyroidism or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can make it more difficult to lose weight. If you have a medical condition that may be affecting your weight loss, talk to your healthcare provider about other treatment options.
  5. Medication interactions: Some medications can interact with Saxenda and affect its effectiveness. For example, insulin or other diabetes medications may need to be adjusted when Saxenda is added to the treatment regimen. Make sure to inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter supplements, to ensure that there are no potential interactions.

It's important to note that weight loss medications like Saxenda are not a magic solution for weight loss and may not be effective for everyone. If you are not seeing results with Saxenda, talk to your healthcare provider about other treatment options or adjustments that can be made to your current regimen.


  • Saxenda prescribing information. Novo Nordisk Inc. Revised January 2022.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Prescription Medications to Treat Overweight and Obesity. Accessed March 2023.

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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: 30/03/2023

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Reviewed on: 14/08/2023
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