Do I Need a Prescription for Saxenda?

What is the best way to speak to my doctor about prescribing Saxenda?

Saxenda

  • Injectable medicine
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Reduces cravings
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What is the best way to speak to my doctor about prescribing Saxenda?

You must speak with a licensed physician to get a prescription for Saxenda. This can be done in person or online, through a telemedicine service such as PlushCare. You will only qualify for a prescription if the physician deems it necessary.

  • How do I get my doctor to prescribe Saxenda?

What does Saxenda do to your brain? The drug works because it is resistant to enzymatic degradation. The GLP-1 receptors in the brain are activated, which helps to reduce a person's appetite. The drug causes weight loss.

Will my doctor prescribe Saxenda for me?

Doctors tend to only prescribe Saxenda to people who have a BMI of 27+. This medication is designed for use alongside regular exercise and a healthy diet. Saxenda may be prescribed to those who have a BMI of 30+ and have other weight related issues. The Saxenda injectable pen is preloaded and easy to use.

  • Will my doctor prescribe me Saxenda?
  • Will my GP prescribe Saxenda?
  • Can my doctor prescribe Saxenda?

What happens if you drink alcohol on Saxenda? You may notice that Saxenda can cause side effects such as nausea, headache, and dizziness. These side effects are similar to those of alcohol. The side effects of Saxenda may be amplified and worsened by drinking alcohol. Some people claim that they experience more nausea or dizziness after consuming alcohol while taking Saxenda.

What is the process for obtaining a prescription for Saxenda?

You should use the Saxenda pen with Novo Nordisk disposable needles. Needles are not included and a prescription may be required in some states.

  • Do I need a prescription for Saxenda?

Is Saxenda approved for weight loss? Saxenda was first approved in December 2014 as a medication to help with weight management for adults with a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher. Patients with a BMI of 27 kg/m2 or higher who also have at least one weight-related condition. It is a supplement to a reduced calorie diet and greater physical activity for adults.

When might a doctor prescribe Saxenda?

Saxenda is available for those with a BMI of 35 or over (or 32.5 and over in the case of certain minority ethnic groups). To be eligible for NHS treatment, patients must have pre-diabetes and a high risk of cardiovascular disease, based on risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol.

  • When will a doctor prescribe Saxenda?

How much Saxenda is in each pen? Each pen has 3 ml of solution and can dispense doses of 0.6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4, or 3 mg per dose. Saxenda is available in packs of 1, 3, 5, or 7 pens.

What is the process for getting a prescription for Saxenda?

Saxenda should be taken once daily, with or without food. Saxenda can be injected below the skin in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. You can change the injection site and timing without adjusting the dose. Saxenda should not be administered intravenously or intramuscularly.

  • How do you get prescribed Saxenda?

Can you maintain weight loss after Saxenda? After 56 weeks of treatment, early responders had maintained 91.7% of their original weight while early non-responders only lost 47.1%. No early responders who received treatment with Saxenda were able to regain their weight loss over the course of 56 weeks, compared to those in the control group.

What are the qualifications for Saxenda?

Saxenda may help some adults with excess weight (BMI of greater than 27 to 29.9) who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity, BMI of greater than or equal to 30, to lose weight. Saxenda may help these same adults to keep the weight off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides more information about BMI.[1]

  • How do you qualify for Saxenda?

References

  1. https://www.saxenda.com/information-and-tools/tools-and-resources.html

Saxenda

  • Injectable medicine
  • Suppresses appetite
  • Reduces cravings
From
£46.50 View Product

Orlistat

  • Reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs
  • Helps you to lose weight
  • Lowers overall body fat
From
£27.99 View Product