Saxenda Liraglutide 6mg/ml 3 pre-filled pens starter pack is available in the following strengths and quantities.
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Saxenda is a once-daily injection that you administer yourself as a treatment to aid weight loss.
It contains the active ingredient Liraglutide, which is very similar to a natural hormone in your body called GLP-1. Saxenda works by suppressing your appetite which makes you feel less hungry, slowing down the emptying of food from your stomach and helping you feel fuller for longer between meals.
Saxenda weight loss injections must be used alongside a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise.
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Saxenda should only be used by people who have tried and struggled to lose weight by diet and exercise alone.
Saxenda can only be prescribed to people who have a body mass index (BMI) over 30 or over 27 in patients with weight-associated health conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.(1)
You may not be able to use Saxenda if you;(2)
This is almost always in mind for your safety, in such a case we will explain clearly the situation and offer to follow on advice.
Yes, it does. A clinical study of 3731 people shows that 56% achieved significant weight loss at year 1 using Saxenda alongside a calorie-reduced diet, and approximately half of these patients maintained weight loss at 3 years. (3,4)
The same study shows that 3 out of 5 people using Saxenda achieved a significant weight loss of 5% or more and 1 out of 3 achieved a significant weight loss of more than 10%.(4–7)
In short, it is expected that you should lose at least 5% of your starting body weight within your first 12 weeks using Saxenda.
The active medicine in Saxenda, Liraglutide, is very similar to a natural hormone in your body called GLP-1.
Natural GLP-1 is released from the lower gut and travels to the brain when your stomach is full, telling it to “switch off” feelings of hunger.
When you are using Saxenda, the medicine tells your brain that it's not hungry even when your stomach is not full. This causes you to eat less and lose weight.
Saxenda comes in a 3ml pre-filled injection pen and costs from £50 per pen. You can purchase between one and five pens. When you first start using Saxenda, a single pen will last 17 days.
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Unopened pens should be stored in a fridge (2°C- 8°C) where they will last until the expiry date found on each pen.
Once you start using a pen, you can keep it at room temperature (below 30°C) or in the fridge if you prefer until it is finished.
You must always keep the cap on the pen when not in use, as light can damage the medicine within, and store your pen without a needle attached. Used needles should be disposed of in a sharps bin immediately after use.
When you order Saxenda online with Oxford Online Pharmacy we ask you to complete a short medical questionnaire. This is assessed by one of our in-house team of doctors and pharmacists and prescribed if appropriate. It is very important that all answers are accurate.
Your Saxenda order is then prepared by our qualified pharmacy team, boxed with fridge packs and dispatched to your chosen delivery address. Orders placed before 3 pm will be dispatched the same day.
In a small number of cases, we may require additional information or it may be that Saxenda is not appropriate for you to use. This will always be communicated to you clearly and with follow-up advice if necessary.
To speak to one of our clinically trained team for additional information or advice, please get in contact at email@example.com or 01925 262925.
1. Overview | Liraglutide for managing overweight and obesity | Guidance | NICE. Accessed June 9, 2022. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta664
2. Saxenda SPC. Accessed June 5, 2022. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2313
3. Saxenda.co.uk. Accessed June 5, 2022. https://www.saxenda.co.uk/
4. Saxenda.com (US). Accessed June 17, 2022. https://www.saxenda.com/
5. Wadden TA, Hollander P, Klein S, et al. Weight maintenance and additional weight loss with liraglutide after low-calorie-diet-induced weight loss: the SCALE Maintenance randomized study. Int J Obes. 2013;37(11):1443-1451. doi:10.1038/ijo.2013.120
6. Pi-Sunyer X, Astrup A, Fujioka K, et al. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of 3.0 mg of Liraglutide in Weight Management. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(1):11-22. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1411892
7. Ard J, Fitch A, Fruh S, Herman L. Weight Loss and Maintenance Related to the Mechanism of Action of Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists. Adv Ther. 2021;38(6):2821-2839. doi:10.1007/s12325-021-01710-0
Saxenda is an injectable treatment that you administer to yourself. Liraglutide must be injected because it would be destroyed by the stomach’s acids if it was taken as a tablet or capsule.
Saxenda is injected using a very small and fine needle just under the skin, this is called a subcutaneous injection.
We will supply you with the needles you’ll need and a yellow sharps bin. A detailed step-by-step guide to the injection technique is available in the Patient Information Leaflet and a support video made by Saxenda manufacturer Novo Nordisk can be found here. Our team at Oxford Online Pharmacy are also available by email or phone for support if you need us.
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The active substance is liraglutide. 1 ml solution for injection contains 6 mg liraglutide. One pre-filled pen contains 18 mg of liraglutide. The other ingredients are disodium phosphate dihydrate, propylene glycol, phenol, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment) and water for injections.
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 user in 10 users)
Read our expert tips for managing these common side effects here.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 to 10 users)
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
For complete details about all side effects always read the Patient Information Leaflet.
The information we provide to our customers is based on the information provided by the manufacturer of Saxenda, Novo Nordisk. This information is based on the latest evidence.