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Your Questions About Saxenda Answered

18th January 2021

Can Saxenda make you hungry?

The purpose of Saxenda is to control your appetite, so Saxenda should not make you more hungry. If you are experiencing what you believe to be greater hunger pangs while taking Saxenda, you should speak to your doctor.

Saxenda is similar to a hormone the body uses to control appetite (GLP-1). This hormone regulates your brain and helps you determine when you are hungry. Saxenda replicates the functions of this hormone, the result being a limit on how hungry you feel.

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Can Saxenda Make You Throw Up?

Nausea is the most common side effect of Saxenda, which may cause vomiting. However, this side effect is reported to diminish over time. If you are experiencing nausea, consider eating bland, low-fat foods like crackers or toast.

Does Saxenda make you moody?

Regardless of which diet you try, one of the risks is low blood sugar. People may feel irritable as they experience dizziness, weakness or headaches resulting from low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include: shakiness, sweating, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, and feeling jittery.

Eating smaller meals more often is one way to deal with this problem. Consult with your doctor if your mood does not improve while taking Saxenda.

Can Saxenda be taken at night?

Yes, you can take Saxenda at night. You should take Saxenda once a day at the most convenient time for your schedule. This could be before breakfast, lunch, dinner or even bedtime. Always take it at the same time each day, or as directed by your doctor.

How Many Doses are in a Saxenda Pen?

There is 18mg in a Saxenda pen. Divide this number by your daily prescribed dose. A typical dose is 3mg, making a Saxenda pen last for six days.

How Much Does It Cost To Use Saxenda?

At £68.99 per pen, with a prescription for 3mg per day doses, it will cost you approximately £11.50 per day, or £345 per month to take Saxenda. The amount will be higher or lower depending on your prescribed dose.

How Long Does a Saxenda Pen Last After Opening?

A pen will last approximately six days, depending on what your per-day dose is. Between uses, store your pen in a refrigerator. It should last six days without a problem.

How Long Can I Take Saxenda?

This will depend on the doctor giving your prescription. Your initial prescribed duration will usually be four months. At the end, you will need to consult your doctor to renew your prescription. The doctor will be monitoring your condition to be certain that Saxenda is actually helping you to lose weight. Assuming there are no issues and that you are actually losing weight, your doctor may prescribe Saxenda for a longer term.

Does Saxenda Actually Work?

Yes, Saxenda does actually work for some people.

In clinical trials, patients taking Saxenda lost more weight than those patients who took a placebo. The patients who were studied took the medication for a year and also received counseling to promote diet and exercise lifestyle changes.

In the above-referenced study, 64% of those who took Saxenda actually lost weight. This was compared to 34% who took a placebo.