In a clinical study of people taking Saxenda® for 3 yearse: 56% achieved significant weight loss at year 1, and. Approximately half of these patients maintained weight loss at 3 years when taking Saxenda® added to a reduced-calorie meal plan and increased physical activity, compared with people not on the drug.
How long does it take Saxenda to work?
Saxenda® works by acting on receptors in the brain that control your appetite, causing you to feel fuller and less hungry. This may help you eat less food and reduce your body weight. Weight loss normally starts within 2 weeks and continues for 9 to 12 months on Saxenda® treatment.
Does Saxenda work immediately?
How long does it take for Saxenda and other prescription weight loss medication to work? You should feel the appetite-suppressing effects of weight loss medication from day one.
How long do you take Saxenda for weight loss?
How long will Saxenda need to be taken for weight loss and control? Experts say they’re not sure how long would be best, since the clinical trials lasted about a year. The FDA says people should be checked after using it for 16 weeks to see if it’s working.
When is the best time to take Saxenda morning or night?
Saxenda is an injectable medication you take once a day. You may inject it at the most convenient time for you (e.g., before breakfast, lunch, dinner, or bedtime), but it should be taken at approximately the same time each day.
How long will 2 Saxenda pens last?
All new and unused Saxenda pens should be stored in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C. After first use, store in a refrigerator or at room temperature between 15°C and 30°C. Pens in use should be thrown away after 30 days even if they still have Saxenda left in them.
Will I gain weight if I stop Saxenda?
Do you gain weight after stopping Saxenda (liraglutide)? Upon stopping Saxenda (liraglutide), people are likely to regain the weight lost. This is why it’s important to work with your provider to learn how to use diet and exercise to maintain your weight.
Can you drink alcohol on Saxenda?
Notes for Consumers: It is best to limit the ingestion of alcohol during use of this medicine. Alcohol can increase the risk for severe or prolonged low blood sugar. If you do choose to drink alcohol, make sure you do not take it on an empty stomach.
Has anyone lost weight on Saxenda?
I am on this medication for weight loss I have been on it for 5 weeks now. I have lost 10 lbs with increased walking and water intake. I have had multiple symptoms mild mostly nauseous especially in morning after taking it at night.
Where is the best place to inject 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 if Saxenda is not refrigerated?
If Saxenda® was exposed to non-refrigerated temperatures (any temperature above 46ºF), the product must be used or discarded within 30 days. Saxenda® should be inspected for changes such as precipitation, or change in color or clarity that may indicate a loss in potency.
Does Saxenda make you tired?
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.
How many Saxenda pens do I need?
When you first start Saxenda, a single pen contains enough doses to last 17 days and the first full pack of five pens has enough doses to last six weeks. When you take Saxenda you need to gradually increase your dose in 0.6mg intervals, until you reach what is called the maintenance dose at 3mg daily.
How long can you stay on Saxenda?
Your prescription of Saxenda® contains enough medicine for 30 days. Below is a dosing schedule to guide you through the starting dosage of 0.6 mg to the dosage of 3 mg.
When should I stop taking Saxenda?
Stop using Saxenda® 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.
Is Saxenda a stimulant?
Saxenda. Phentermine (Adipex-P) is a short-term weight loss medication, used 12 weeks on average. It is a sympathomimetic, meaning it works like a stimulant to suppress appetite.