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Saxenda Daily Injection Pen

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    Svetlana | age 46 | Peterborough

    “When I started using it I saw changes straight away, I have way more energy.”

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    Amelia | age 32 | Folkestone

    "I dropped 2 dress sizes and lost 3 stone!”

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    Ruth | age 40 | Newcastle

    “I'm starting to feel more confident and better about myself”

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    Lyndsey | age 38 | Glasgow

    “It stopped my cravings, stopped me comfort eating”

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    Heather | age 51 | Edinburgh

    “I have no cravings at all. I look forward to my meals and love eating healthy”

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    Vera | age 37 | Leeds

    “I don't need big portions of food like I did before”

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More information about Saxenda

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda, or the skinny jab, is a weight-loss treatment that comes as an injection. It helps reduce appetite and manage your weight.

It is prescribed to obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, or 27 or more if they already have weight-related medical problems (e.g. high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol).

Everyone is different. Saxenda should start to work within 11 hours after being administered. But, you should expect to see visible changes anywhere from 2 weeks to 9-12 months of treatment. However, you need to make sure your diet and exercise regularly to get the best results.

When you buy Saxenda online from HealthExpress, your order will include both sharps (injection pens) and a bin.

How does Saxenda work?

The skinny jab helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite. This means you will eat less and lose weight gradually. However, it is still important that you exercise regularly and eat mindfully for Saxenda to work.

Saxenda is a drug that contains the active ingredient liraglutide. This drug helps increase the levels of a hormone called GLP-1 in the body.

GLP-1 controls how much you eat and how often you eat. When GLP-1 levels increase, it slows down digestion and stomach emptying. This means that you feel full for longer, so you do not feel the need to eat as much or as often.

What are the benefits?

Saxenda is a weight loss drug that helps people healthily lose weight in the long term.

One study Trusted source National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Government Source Biomedical Research and Literature Go to source found that people who took the drug Liraglutide (along with a healthy diet and exercise) lost around 4-6kg over 20-60 weeks. This was 5-10% more than those who took a placebo (an inactive drug).

Studies have found that the benefits of Saxenda are long-lasting. One study Trusted source Nature Peer-reviewed Journals Multidisciplinary Research Go to source followed patients taking Saxenda for over 2 years. They found that patients who stayed on the drug maintained a 7.8kg weight loss.

Research Trusted source Nature Peer-reviewed Journals Multidisciplinary Research Go to source has also found that Saxenda can lower your risk of diabetes and heart problems.

How do I use Saxenda?

It is always important to follow the advice of a healthcare professional when taking medication. The patient information leaflet (PIL) provides detailed information about the medicine, including how to take it and potential side effects.

Here is a general guide to using a Saxenda pen:

  • Use this treatment once daily, at around the same time
  • Find an injection site in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm
  • The injection needle should be discarded after every injection
  • The pen should be stored without a needle to prevent contamination
  • Do not inject Saxenda into muscles or veins

What dosage of Saxenda should I take?

A Saxenda pen can deliver doses of 0.6mg, 1.2mg, 1.8mg, 2.4mg or 3mg.

It is a daily injection, and the dose of Saxenda will change each week. This is until you reach the recommended daily maintenance dose (3mg).

  • Week 1 - take 0.6mg each day
  • Week 2 - take 1.2mg each day
  • Week 3 - take 1.8mg each day
  • Week 4 - take 2.4mg each day
  • Week 5 and onwards - take 3mg each day

Once you are taking the 3mg dose, each pen should last six days. There is a table contained in the PIL that will make these instructions easier to follow. Or, you can follow our guide below.

If you have not lost at least 5% of your initial body weight after 12 weeks of treatment at 3mg per day, the treatment should be discontinued. You should then talk to your doctor about other possible treatments.

If you forget to take Saxenda, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if more than 12 hours have passed since your usual time, skip the missed dose and continue the next day.

You should not take more than 3mg a day. If you take more than you should, you may experience nausea, vomiting, and low blood sugar. If you use more Saxenda than you should, you should seek medical attention even if you feel fine.

Saxenda dosage guide

How do I store Saxenda?

Store injection pens in the refrigerator as soon as you receive them, at a temperature between 2 - 8°C. Do not freeze your pens. At HealthExpress, we ensure the medication stays at the right temperature by delivering it packaged in the correct insulation materials.

Once you have used your pen for the first time, you may keep it in a cool dark place. However, they should still be stored at temperatures below 30°C. One Saxenda pen can last for 6 weeks once opened.

Before each dose, you should make sure that the solution is clear. If it is cloudy, it may not have been stored correctly and should be discarded.

What are the possible side effects of Saxenda?

Like any prescription treatment, the skinny jab can cause side effects.

The most common side effects include:

  • nausea (sickness)
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • headache
  • gallbladder complications (e.g. gallstones)
  • flatulence
  • dyspepsia (indigestion) and heartburn
  • dry mouth or change in taste
  • vomiting
  • feeling weak or tired
  • difficulty sleeping
  • increase of pancreatic enzymes (e.g. lipase and amylase)

Some people feel sick when they start using this treatment, but this usually gets better as the body gets used to it.

There can also be local reactions at the injection site, such as a rash, redness, and itching.

Serious side effects whilst using Saxenda are rare. If you experience any of the following, you should seek immediate medical attention as it may be a sign of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas):

  • severe and ongoing stomach pain
  • nausea and vomiting

You should seek immediate medical help if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms include breathing difficulties, rashes, and swelling of the face and throat.

Who can use Saxenda?

To use Saxenda, you must have a BMI of over 30. If you have a BMI of over 27 and any weight-related health conditions, you can also use this medicine.

If you do not know your BMI, several online tools can help. Alternatively, for an accurate assessment, please contact your GP.

Several conditions can make the use of this treatment dangerous:

  • diabetic gastroparesis
  • diabetes
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • severe congestive heart failure
  • you have an allergy to its ingredients
  • have or have had pancreatitis
  • have or have had inflamed gallbladder or gallstones
  • thyroid disease
  • a condition that causes an irregular heart rate
  • kidney problems (e.g. renal failure or are on dialysis)

You should speak with your doctor about alternative weight loss medications if you fall under any of the above categories.

What precautions should I take?

Do not use this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not known whether the ingredients can be passed into breast milk.

If you have diabetes, do not use this treatment to replace your regular insulin dosage. If you take any other diabetes medicines, be careful with your blood sugar levels.

There are currently no findings on the use of this medicine in over 75 year- olds. If you are over 75, it is best to seek alternative treatment.

Some experience loss of fluids and dehydration during treatment. If you vomit or have diarrhoea, make sure you drink plenty of fluids.

Can I buy it online to treat obesity?

You can buy Saxenda online from HealthExpress. It’s important to be careful when buying any treatments online. That is why we stress the importance of our consultation process.

One of our in-house doctors will review your consultation and personally consider your medical history before prescribing this medicine. HealthExpress provides a quick and easy prescription service. Once ordered, you can get your treatment delivered the following day.

We have very high standards for our service. Our top priority is your health and well-being. All of our treatments are from a UK pharmacy and our team of doctors is GMC-registered.

How does HealthExpress support me?

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Saxenda info
Product nameSaxenda
Active ingredient(s)Liraglutide
ManufacturerNovo Nordisk
Lowest price£69.99
Trustpilot rating4.8/5
Trustpilot reviews673
AvailabilityOut of stock
DescriptionSaxenda is a medication prescribed for obesity
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
AdministrationSubcutaneous injection
PresentationInjection pen
Available dosage(s)0.6mg - 3mg
ApplicationAdults suffering from obesity
UsageConsult patient leaflet
Drug classGlucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists
Alcohol consumptionAvoid alcohol consumption
Breastfeeding/pregnancyNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Saxenda FAQs

How does Saxenda help you lose weight?

Saxenda helps you lose weight by reducing your appetite. Saxenda works by mimicking the hormone GLP-1, which is responsible for regulating hunger. When Saxenda binds to the GLP-1 receptor, it reduces the rate of digestion and stomach emptying. This leaves you feeling fuller for longer. The best results are seen when Saxenda is combined with a healthy diet and exercise regime.

Is Saxenda safe?

Yes, Saxenda is a clinically proven weight loss treatment and has been licensed for use by the UK regulatory body for Medicines (MHRA).

Is Saxenda insulin?

No, Saxenda contains Liraglutide which is a GLP-1 analogue. However, it can be used to treat type 2 diabetes as it can help manage blood sugar levels.

Can you get saxenda on the NHS?

No, Saxenda is not available on the NHS. It is only available on private prescription.

When should I take Saxenda?

Saxenda should be administered once daily, preferably at the same time each day. Your dose will be increased each week. For a full set of instructions on how to use and inject Saxenda, please refer to our informational video.

Where should I inject Saxenda?

Saxenda should be injected subcutaneously (under the skin) in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. The injection site should be changed each time to reduce the risk of skin reactions.

How long does a Saxenda pen last?

Once opened, a saxenda pen can last for about a month (6 weeks). However, as Saxenda should be injected every day, the pens will last a varying amount of days. Your first pen should last you for 17 days; your second pen should last you for 8 and a half days and your third pen should last you 6 and half days. Once you reach the 3mg dose (your fourth pen and onwards), each pen should last you 6 days.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Saxenda?

If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's nearly time for your next dose, you should skip the missed dose and continue the course of treatment from your next scheduled dose.

How do I dispose of Saxenda pens?

The injection needles must be replaced each time you inject and disposed of in a sharps bin, which we provide if you don't already have one. Once your sharp bin is full, it should be taken to your local council to be disposed of. The Saxenda pens themselves should be taken to a pharmacy to be disposed of.

How long can I take saxenda?

There is no fixed time period for Saxenda treatment and you can continue to take it until you reach a healthy BMI. A doctor will regularly review your BMI to monitor your progress. However, if after 12 weeks you have not lost at least 5% of your body weight, treatment should be discontinued.

Can you take orlistat with saxenda?

No, you should not take Orlistat with Saxenda. If you are already taking Orlistat and want to take Saxenda instead, please consult a healthcare professional.

Can you drink alcohol while on Saxenda?

Whilst Saxenda isn't known to interact with alcohol, drinking alcohol can sometimes make potential side effects worse. It could also hinder your weight loss efforts, so should be avoided.

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  • This has changed my life, I feel so much better not have I only lost 11lb, but my mood has improved and I have so much more energy and my Bmi has improved. Weight loss is between 1 & 2 lb per week so far but I have cut my portion size by half.

    Jackie W
  • I have been struggling to lose weight for sometime and had tried all kinds of diets, I heard about Saxenda through my local pharmacist. After answering a questionnaire and being weighed I was told I would be able to take it. I personally did not have any of the side effects listed, my appetite did drop quite considerably and I found I was no longer looking for snacks between meals and also ate less at meal times. For me it worked very well and I am pleased with the results.

    Nicola P
  • An excellent product. Just don’t rush to increase the dose as it will make you feel very sick. It isn’t a miracle weight lose product, you do need to eat healthy and exercise too if you want to see results. This is the second time I have used this. Once last year and now. So once you stop using it you do need extra willpower to keep the weight off as whilst using it the hormones in it make you feel full. So after you stop using it you go back to feeling really hungry.

    Ms M
  • Actually works, give it time! Stop thinking about food you’re not hungry. An hour quick walking every day, eat a health low calorie diet and the weight goes but you have to change the way you think about food and continue to exercise or the weight will just go back on.

    Mrs gemma N
  • Side effects are minimal and this product does work. I’ve been a grazer for years and this has stopped that. My appetite has reduced drastically and I’m now nearly 3 st lighter after 3 months. If you don’t follow a diet it won’t work. You still have to do the diet and exercise.

    Sarah B
  • I’m only on my third day of using Saxenda and I’m thrilled to say that it really works. The daily injection has reduced my cravings for food. I feel more positive now about losing the weight. If you are struggling as I was I would thoroughly recommend trying it for yourself.

    Marion
11 Sep

Great product which is very effective

Mrs Christine S
02 Aug

A little expensive but it works

Mom
30 Jul

Doing as it should do. Very nervous about supply issues.

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