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    How much does Saxenda cost in the UK?

    Does the price of Saxenda vary?

    If you are considering using a Saxenda pen to help with weight loss, you may be considering where you can find the best price per pen in the United Kingdom. One of the most consistently asked questions regarding Saxenda is where it can be purchased for the best price. The price of Saxenda can vary depending on the number of pens that you are buying, and can also vary on whether or not you are in need of a sharps bin as well. 

    In this article, we will answer the question of how much Saxenda costs in the UK, as well as what Saxenda actually is, how it is used, how it should be stored, as well as much more.

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    What is Saxenda?

    Saxenda is an injectable medication that is used to help people trying to lose weight do exactly that. Saxenda can be an amazing investment that people can make, and the results that can be attained are amazing. Saxenda is designed to help those people that are dieting to lose more weight and is most effective when used alongside a low-calorie, low-fat diet, as well as plenty of exercise. 

    Saxenda works because it contains the active ingredient liraglutide, which mimics a substance in the body known as GLP-1 which regulates blood sugar after consuming food. This makes the body feel more full, despite not consuming as much food. This helps to lower the number of calories a person is eating by making them feel more full. 

    How much does Saxenda cost in the UK?

    The price of Saxenda weight loss pens will vary depending on a number of factors. The main factor that alters the price of Saxenda is the number of pens you are purchasing at a time. For example, one Saxenda pen without a sharps bin from UK Meds costs £59.99*, whereas purchasing three Saxenda weight loss pens without a sharps bin will cost £164.99*. 

    This price is excellent as on average one pen would cost around £70 from other providers. Saxenda price can also vary based on whether or not you will need to purchase a sharps box alongside your order. It is important to remember that Saxenda is a prescription-only medication, and cannot be purchased without completing a consultation and receiving a prescription.

    Where is the cheapest place to buy Saxenda in the UK?

    In order to purchase Saxenda, you must have a valid prescription for the medication. Below is a table of some major providers, and how much it would cost to purchase a single Saxenda pen for weight loss.

    Provider

    Cost of One Pen and Sharps Bin

    UK Meds£59.99* - Includes Sharps Bin, Prescription
    Simple Online Pharmacy£60.49 - Includes Sharps Bin 
    London Slimming Clinic£60.90 - Does NOT Include Sharps Bin
    Prescription Doctor£64.99 - Includes Sharps Bin
    Treated£75 - Includes Sharps Bin 

    Where possible, UK Meds aim to be as competitive with our prices as the rest of the UK market. We are one of the cheapest suppliers of Saxenda in the United Kingdom, and we are unparalleled in our service. 

    How much does Saxenda cost per month?

    The length of time a Saxenda pen will last will vary depending on dosage, and how many times you use it depending on what you are treating. On lower dosages, a Saxenda weight loss pen will last for around two weeks, so two single pens should last you for a month. At UK Meds, you can purchase two Saxenda pens for £109.99*. When the dosage of Saxenda increases, the number of injections you can get from a pen will decrease. Higher dosages will mean that you need to purchase more pens. 

    What does Saxenda treat?

    Saxenda weight loss pens are an effective means of helping with weight loss. When used in parallel with a low-fat, low-calorie diet and plenty of exercise you can lose much more weight than if you don’t take it. Saxenda treatment should be stopped after 12 weeks of use if the person taking it has not lost at least 5% of their starting body weight. Saxenda’s effectiveness has been tested, and a study of over 3,500 showed that 92% of people tested lost over 8% of their body weight over a 56 week period. 

    How do you use Saxenda?

    In order to correctly use Saxenda, follow the steps below:

    • Remove the lid of the pen and check that the liquid inside is clear and colourless, if the liquid is cloudy, do not use the pen

    • Pull off the paper tab from a new needle

    • Screw the needle straight and tightly onto your Saxenda pen

    • Pull off both needle caps - keep outer needle cap for later

    • Check the flow before the first injection with each new Saxenda pen or if the pen is dropped

    • Hold the pen with the needle pointing up

    • Turn the dose selector until the ‘flow check’ symbol lines up with the pointer

    • Press the dose button until 0 mg lines up with the pointer. A drop of Saxenda should appear at the needle tip

    • Turn the dose selector to select the dose your need (0.6 mg, 1.2 mg, 1.8 mg, 2.4 mg or 3.0mg)

    • If you select a wrong dose by mistake, turn the dose selector backwards or forwards to select the right dose

    • Press your Saxenda pen onto your skin in the correct area of your body as directed

    • Press the dose button until 0 mg lines up with the pointer

    • Keep the dose button pressed down and leave the needle under the skin whilst counting slowly to 6 (as per the Patient information Leaflet). This is to ensure that the full dose has been injected

    • Guide the needle into the outer needle cap

    • When the needle is covered, carefully push the outer needle cap completely on

    • Unscrew the needle and dispose of it carefully

    • Put the pen cap back on.

    How should you store Saxenda?

    Saxenda needs to be stored in a cold environment as the medication needs to remain cold. Saxenda can be stored in the fridge and should be kept between 2°C to 8°C. Pens that have been used should be thrown away after 30 days of being used even though they still have medication in them. Despite the fact that it needs to be stored cold, you should never freeze Saxenda and frozen Saxenda pens should never be used. 

    Can you gain weight if you stop using Saxenda?

    The answer to this question will depend on your next steps after you stop taking Saxenda. If you do not keep up a healthy diet that is low calorie and low fat then there is a possibility that you will regain the weight that you initially lost thanks to Saxenda. After stopping Saxenda you may find that its benefits are diminished and that you no longer feel as full as when you were taking Saxenda. 

    What do users say about Saxenda?

    Here are some reviews from real Saxenda users about the medication.

    "I've been on saxenda for seven days. My starting weight was 186.4, and today I'm 181, that's >5lbs in one week!"

    "I absolutely love Saxenda. I have been struggling with weight all my life. A lot of yo-yo dieting. After Saxenda I dropped 75 lbs in less than a year without consciously changing my diet."

    To read more reviews about Saxenda, check out drugs.com

    *Please note all prices were correct at the time of writing.

    Medically Reviewed by:
    Dr. Alexis Missick MBChB. MRCGP
    GMC reference no: 7151419
    LinkedIn
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    Sources

    Saxenda: Weight Loss Pen

    Web MD: Saxenda Subcutaneous Details

    Medicines.org.uk - Saxenda

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