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You can request to buy Saxenda injection pens in the UK, online, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After completing a short online consultation, your order will pass to our registered doctors for review.

If approved, a prescription will be passed to our pharmacy team, who can dispense and dispatch your medication. We use Royal Mail as our courier partner, and they are able to facilitate next day delivery if you choose.

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda is an injection used for weight loss. It contains the medicine liraglutide. It can be used alongside diet and exercise to help aid weight loss. The Saxenda pen is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk.

The drug can be prescribed for people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. It can also be used for people with a BMI over 27 who have also been diagnosed with weight-related medical problems. These include:

  • Pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea

How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda contains the active ingredient liraglutide. Liraglutide is similar to a hormone in the body called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This is an appetite hormone that helps regulate hunger and is released by the intestines after a meal.

Due to being similar to GLP-1, Saxenda regulates appetite causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. This can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight.

Is it for me?

Saxenda should only be used to help with weight loss if you have already tried and failed to lose weight through exercise and diet alone.

Certain patients can not use Saxenda. Do not use Saxenda if there is a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).

You should also avoid Saxenda if

  • You have an allergy to the active ingredient, liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda
  • You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Saxenda can harm your unborn baby.

How effective is it?

When using Saxenda pens to suppress appetite, you can expect to lose a minimum of 5% of your initial body weight after completing a 12-week course of treatment. You should stop using Saxenda if you have been unable to lose at least 5% of your starting body weight at this time.

In clinical trials of Saxenda, patients saw better results in losing weight when compared to using a placebo injection over 56 weeks. The results are summarised below;

  • 63% lost at least 5% of body weight
  • 33% lost at least 10% of body weight
  • 15% lost at least 15% of body weight

Dose

Saxenda Dosage Instructions

Saxenda comes as an injectable pen. The Saxenda pen is injected once daily subcutaneously. The usual injection sites will be the upper arm, upper thigh or abdomen.

The starting dose is a daily injection of 0.6mg. This dose is increased at intervals of usually 1 week until a dose of 3.0mg once daily is reached. An example schedule is shown below:

  • Week 1 – 0.6mg dose once daily
  • Week 2 – 1.2mg dose once daily
  • Week 3 – 1.8mg dose once daily
  • Week 4 – 2.4mg dose once daily
  • Week 5 – 3.0mg dose once daily continuing

The dose is gradually increased in 1-week intervals to reduce the chances of stomach side effects like nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

If you increase the dose and find the side effects problematic for two weeks or more you should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.

Alternatives

The best way to lose weight is a healthy diet or meal plan and increased physical exercise. This is the safest and effective method of weight loss. The NHS offers a 12-week weight loss plan here. Further information is available for exercise and diets.

There are a number of reasons why people improving diet and exercise may fail to lose weight. For these people, medicines like Saxenda may prove useful. Another medication used for weight loss is Orlistat.

Orlistat capsules work by preventing around one-third of the fat from the food you eat from being digested. By decreasing the amount of fat the body absorbs and improving your diet and exercise routine, it is possible to achieve significant weight loss. Orlistat is a prescription/over the counter medicine.

Another option is weight loss surgery. This is used for people who are very obese. You should discuss this with your GP, who will be best placed to decide if this is a suitable option for you.

Summary

Price From £47 per pen
How it works Suppresses appetite
Effectiveness 5% loss in 63% of patients
Side effects Can include fatigue, dizziness, insomnia

FAQ

FAQ

How much weight can you lose on Saxenda?

The manufacturers of Saxenda say that 3 out of 5 people taking it achieved significant weight loss of 5% or more (meaning an average of 12lb). Their website contains further information on the benefits of Saxenda.

How long can you stay on Saxenda?

The duration of treatment should be regularly reviewed by your doctor. It should be stopped if, after 12 weeks on the 3.0mg daily dose, you have not lost at least 5% of your body weight.

Do you gain weight after stopping Saxenda?

It is possible to regain weight after stopping Saxenda.

How do you inject Saxenda?

Saxenda is injected under the skin (subcutaneous injection). The best places to inject are the front of the waist or the front of the thighs. It is important not to inject into a vein or a muscle. The patient information leaflet contains further information on how to inject Saxenda.

Compare

Treatment Comparison

Alli Xenical Orlistat
Ingredient Orlistat 60mg Orlistat 120mg Orlistat 120mg
Mechanism Reduces fat absorption Reduces fat absorption Reduces fat absorption
Dose One three times daily with meals One three times daily with meals One three times daily with meals

Side Effects

Side effects

The most common side effects with Saxenda affect the digestive system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation. These should subside after a few days or weeks.

Other common side effects include:

  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Injection site reactions such as bruising, pain or a rash

Another side effect can be hypoglycaemia. This is the medical name for low blood sugar. This is more likely to be a side effect for patients who have type 2 diabetes but can happen in other patients. The signs of low blood sugar are: cold sweat, pale skin, headache, fast heartbeat, feeling sleepy or weak, feeling nervous and difficulty concentrating, among other symptoms.

An uncommon side effect is pancreatitis. This is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness. Symptoms include severe, persistent pain in the abdomen and nausea and vomiting. If you have these symptoms stop using Saxenda and contact your doctor immediately.

Please report any side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

Usage Instructions

For full usage instructions, please read the manufacturers full guide.

Warnings

Warnings

Interactions with other medicines

When filling out our online form, make sure to list any medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines. Some medicines can interact with Saxenda such as:

  • Anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) such as warfarin
  • Anti-diabetic medication such as sulfonylureas and insulin
  • GLP-1 receptor agonists such as Victoza

Other conditions and saxenda

When filling out our online form, make sure to mention any medical conditions that you have.

Saxenda can be dangerous in certain conditions so it is especially important to mention if you have:

  • Heart failure
  • Aged 75 years or older
  • Severe renal (kidney) disease
  • Severe hepatic (liver) disease
  • Pancreatitis

The manufacturers are uncertain whether Saxenda is safe in patients with the above conditions.

Do not use Saxenda if you or anyone in your family has ever had multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2) or medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not share your Saxenda® pen with others even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

What is the most important information I should know about Saxenda®?

Serious side effects may happen in people who take Saxenda®, including:

Possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Tell your health care professional if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In studies with rats and mice, Saxenda® and medicines that work like Saxenda® caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if Saxenda® will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people.

Do not use Saxenda® if you or any of your family have ever had MTC, or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).

Who should not use Saxenda®?

Do not use Saxenda® if:

  • you or any of your family have ever had MTC or if you have MEN 2.
  • you are allergic to liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda®.
  • you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Saxenda® may harm your unborn baby.

Before taking Saxenda®, tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • are taking certain medicines called GLP-1 receptor agonists.
  • have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
  • have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys or liver.
  • have or have had depression or suicidal thoughts, or mental health issues.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Saxenda® passes into your breast milk. You and your health care provider should decide if you will use Saxenda® or breastfeed.

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Saxenda® slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. Saxenda® may affect the way some medicines work and some other medicines may affect the way Saxenda® works. Tell your health care provider if you take diabetes medicines, especially insulin and sulfonylurea medicines.

How should I use Saxenda®?

  • Inject your dose of Saxenda® under the skin (subcutaneously) in your stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm, as instructed by your health care provider. Do not inject into a vein or muscle.

What are the possible side effects of Saxenda®?

Saxenda® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). order Saxenda online® and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your stomach area (abdomen) to your back.
  • gallbladder problems. Saxenda® may cause gallbladder problems, including gallstones. Some gallbladder problems need surgery. Call your health care provider if you have any of the following symptoms: pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice), or clay-colored stools.
  • increased risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in adults with type 2 diabetes who also take medicines to treat type 2 diabetes such as sulfonylureas or insulin.
  • risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in children who are 12 years of age and older without type 2 diabetes.
  • Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include: shakiness, sweating, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, and feeling jittery. You should check your blood sugar before you start taking Saxenda® and while you take Saxenda®.
  • increased heart rate. Saxenda® can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Your health care provider should check your heart rate while you take Saxenda®. Tell your health care professional if you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes.
  • kidney problems (kidney failure). Saxenda® may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea leading to loss of fluids (dehydration). Dehydration may cause kidney failure, which can lead to the need for dialysis. This can happen in people who have never had kidney problems before. Drinking plenty of fluids may reduce your chance of dehydration. Call your health care provider right away if you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that does not go away, or if you cannot drink liquids by mouth.
  • serious allergic reactions. Stop using Saxenda® and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, fainting or feeling dizzy, very rapid heartbeat, problems breathing or swallowing, or severe rash or itching.
  • depression or thoughts of suicide. You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes, in your mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Call your health care provider right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse, or worry you.

The most common side effects of Saxenda® in adults include nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, injection site reaction, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), headache, tiredness (fatigue), dizziness, stomach pain, and change in enzyme (lipase) levels in your blood. Additional common side effects in children are fever and gastroenteritis.

What is Saxenda®?

Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3 mg is an injectable prescription medicine used for adults with excess weight (BMI ≥27) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity (BMI ≥30), and children aged 12-17 years with a body weight above 132 pounds (60 kg) and obesity to help them lose weight and keep the weight off. Saxenda® should be used with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity.

  • Saxenda® and Victoza® have the same active ingredient, liraglutide, and should not be used together or with other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines.
  • It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter medicines, or herbal weight-loss products.
  • It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.
  • It is not known if Saxenda® is safe and effective in children aged 12 to 17 years with type 2 diabetes.
Please click here for Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for Saxenda®

Saxenda® is a prescription medication.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

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