saxenda: medical Weight Loss INJECTIONs
The Saxenda® weight loss injection helps you to lose weight healthily, and makes it easy for you to maintain a healthy weight long term.
The FDA approved medical weight loss injections send signals to the brain, reducing your appetite and making you feel fuller for longer and ultimately eat less.
You can lose an average of 4kg in your first two weeks of treatment, with patients experiencing appetite reduction after just three days.
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What is saxenda?
Saxenda® (liraglutide) injection 3mg is a UK licensed and FDA approved self-injectable medicine that arrives in an easy to use prefilled pen. You are able to give yourself this weight loss injection each day at any time that is convenient for you, and may be taken with or without food. During your initial consultation, our Clinicians will show you how and where to inject, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
how does it work?
The Saxenda® weight loss injection works similarly to a hormone that is naturally produced by your body, called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps to regulate your appetite. Saxenda® activates areas of your brain that work to regulate appetite, helping you feel less hungry and fuller for longer, leading to a lower calorie intake and ultimately weight loss that is sustainable. Saxenda® should be used alongside a reduced-calorie meal plan and an increase in physical activity to achieve your best results.
As Saxenda® is simulating a naturally occurring hormone, the body accepts the changes with minimal side effects or strain.
Medical studies have shown that patients dieting alongside the use of Saxenda® achieved significantly more weight loss than those treated with a placebo and dieting alone. Patients treated with Saxenda® were also able to maintain this weight loss for longer.
am i a suitable candidate?
Saxenda® is approved for medical weight loss treatment in obese patients with a BMI greater than 30 kg/m2 or in overweight patients with a BMI greater than 27 kg/m2 with a weight-related medical condition.
How can i get started on my weight loss journey?
Your weight loss journey will begin with an initial consultation with one of our Clinicians. Saxenda® is a prescription only medicine, and slimming medication should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor or healthcare professional.
In your consultation, you will undergo a medical assessment prior to treatment, to ensure that Saxenda® is the most suitable treatment for you. We will record your waist circumference, blood pressure and weight at this consultation, and you will attend weekly appointments to monitor your progress and discuss your healthy eating plan as you lose weight.
Are there any side effects?
As Saxenda® is simulating a naturally occurring hormone, the body accepts the changes with minimal side effects or strain. However, the most commonly reported side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and constipation. These side effects usually settle within the first weeks of treatment, if they occur at all. Your dose is gradually increased over the first 28 days of treatment to minimise any side-effects. If you have any concerns about side effects, these will be discussed in your first consultation, where you will also be provided with a patient information leaflet.