Liraglutide

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Saxenda

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Liraglutide

Saxenda

Saxenda is a highly effective weight loss treatment that’s prescribed to people who are most in need.

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Taking time out to see a doctor in person isn’t always easy. And getting to a pharmacy to collect your prescription can be complicated too if you’re busy.

Why should I use Saxenda as a weight loss treatment?

Because it’s shown to be very effective at helping people to lose weight [1]. Studies have also found it useful at helping people to keep weight off [2]. And other research has suggested it’s more effective than other medications like Orlistat [3].

In any case, it’s important to exercise regularly and stick to a healthy and balanced diet when you use Saxenda. If you don’t, it might not be as effective.

Can I buy Saxenda over the counter?

Saxenda is a prescription only treatment, which means it can’t be bought over the counter at a pharmacy. This is because your use of it needs to be monitored. Saxenda has shown to be very effective but it isn’t right for everyone, so if it isn’t working it gives a clinician a chance to suggest something else. 

How is Saxenda different to other treatments?

Saxenda is an injection treatment that acts like a hormone in the gut that gets released when you’re full. This hormone works on appetite receptors in the brain and helps to limit the amount you eat.

Tablets like Orlistat work a little differently, by stopping fat uptake in the gut. Contrave, another type of pill, limits appetite in the brain but does this by encouraging dopamine release.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAXENDA

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda is a weight loss injection that helps people lose weight. It’s only recommended for people who have a BMI of over 30, or people who have a BMI of 28 and have other specific health conditions where losing weight can reduce the risk of complications. 

How does Saxenda work?

Does Saxenda work?

Liraglutide and Saxenda - what’s the difference?

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Is there a specific Saxenda meal plan?

There isn’t a specific ‘Saxenda diet’ or prescribed list of things to eat when you’re taking it. But you should make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet, and that you stay within reference intake calorie limits to help you lose weight. 

How to use Saxenda

How to take each Saxenda dose

What to do about Saxenda missed doses

Taking too much Saxenda

What are the most common side effects from Saxenda?

Saxenda is a safe medication but some people who use it might get side effects. Some of the most commonly reported are nausea, constipation, diarrhea and vomiting. These are likely to pass as you become more used to using the medication. If you get any side effects that feel uncomfortable or that persist, you should speak to a clinician for advice. They might be able to suggest something else that works better for you.

When should I seek medical attention?

Can you get side effects from stopping Saxenda?

Orlistat vs Saxenda: what’s the difference?

Orlistat and Saxenda are two different weight loss medications that work in different ways. Saxenda works by releasing chemicals that fool the body into feeling full more quickly. Orlistat, instead, stops the body absorbing fat by around 33%, so you pass it out through stool. 

Studies seem to show that Saxenda is the more effective of the two for losing weight [4], but it can be down to what works best on a personal level.

How lifestyle changes can help

Can surgery help with weight loss?

SAXENDA SAFETY INFO

Always read the package insert before taking Saxenda. You can read more info about this drug at the link below.

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Who shouldn’t take Saxenda?

As some conditions can mean that taking Saxenda is unsuitable, it’s important that your prescribing clinician knows about any health issues you have or are prone to. 

You should not take Saxenda if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients in it. 

Saxenda may also be unsuitable if you have any of the following: severe heart disease, kidney disease, gastroparesis, IBD, thyroid disease, gallstones or inflammation of the pancreas or gallbladder.

Taking Saxenda with other medications

References

[1] Pi-Sunyer, X., Astrup, A., Fujioka, K., Greenway, F., Halpern, A., Krempf, M., Lau, D.C.W., le Roux, C.W., Violante Ortiz, R., Jensen, C.B. and Wilding, J.P.H. (2015). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of 3.0 mg of Liraglutide in Weight Management. New England Journal of Medicine, 373(1), pp.11–22. Available at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1411892 

[2] Mehta, A., Marso, S.P. and Neeland, I.J. (2016). Liraglutide for weight management: a critical review of the evidence. Obesity Science & Practice, [online] 3(1), pp.3–14. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5358074/

[3] Gorgojo‐Martínez, J.J., Basagoiti‐Carreño, B., Sanz‐Velasco, A., Serrano‐Moreno, C. and Almodóvar‐Ruiz, F. (2019). Effectiveness and tolerability of orlistat and liraglutide in patients with obesity in a real‐world setting: The XENSOR Study. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(11). Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31397946/