If you have tried everything to lose weight but nothing seems to work, Saxenda, a prescription weight management medication may be for you!
In this article, we will review everything you need to know about Saxenda; how it helps you lose weight, obesity, how it works, are you a suitable candidate and how to kickstart your weight loss journey.
Saxenda contains the drug liraglutide that mimics glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), making you feel fuller faster after you eat. This helps you eat less in general without feeling hungry.
It is also called a “weight loss pen” because it is delivered via a self-injected pre-filled, single-use pen that can help:
Saxenda injection is administered once daily and can be injected at any time that is convenient to you. Recommended sites to inject are the stomach area (abdomen), thigh or upper arm.
As effective as Saxenda is, it’s not a magic drug. When practiced with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, Saxenda helps you achieve your desired weight and keeps the weight off.
Saxenda injectable medication is different from CoolSculpting as Saxenda targets general weight loss whereas CoolSculpting uses targeted cooling technology to freeze and kill fat cells on different targeted body areas such as stomach, upper and lower back, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, love handles, etc.
Studies have shown that weight reduction using Saxenda usually starts within two weeks of initiating therapy. In a study of 3731 patients taking Saxenda, 63.2% of those who took Saxenda lost an average of 8.5 kilograms over the course of 56 weeks. Patients in the placebo group only lost 2.5 kilograms.
As Saxenda is a prescriptive medicine, to know for sure if it is right for you, you’ll need to talk to your doctor. Consulting with your doctor is the most important step that you must do, whereby you will be asked some questions about your health and do a check-up to make sure that it’s safe for you to use Saxenda.
Saxenda injection may not be suitable for everyone, and there are certain individuals who should not use the medication. Some individuals who may not be suitable for Saxenda include:
It is possible to combine Saxenda with other aesthetic treatments, but it is important to discuss this with your doctor first. Some aesthetic treatments may interact with Saxenda or affect its effectiveness, so it is essential to have a clear understanding of how the treatments may interact and what the potential risks and benefits are.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
The most common side effect is nausea. However, there’s nothing much to worry as this typically improves as your body gets used to the medication. In the meantime, you can reduce its effects by:
Other side effects include vomiting or diarrhea, dizziness, or increased heart rate. If these side effects persist for a long time, do let your doctor know and they’ll see how to adjust the dosage accordingly to help you.
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If you are deemed a suitable candidate for this prescriptive drug, our doctor will craft a weight management plan that includes exercises and diet control for you to complement the medication. You’ll need to continue following this, in addition to taking Saxenda, to see effective results.