Saxenda, also called Liraglutide, is the newest FDA Approved addition to the weight loss market, ideal for people who struggle with their weight. It was originally developed as an anti-diabetic drug and is still used today for this purpose.
This is a prescription medicine. It comes in the form of a pre-filled pen that you self-inject under the guidance of a medical professional at our clinic.
The medication makes you feel full, by reducing your appetite. It has been tried and tested as a safe Diabetic medication even if you suffer from high blood pressure, a common side effect of being obese.
Saxendra is suitable for people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30kg or higher. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 or women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, and it should always be used in combination with a reduced calorie diet and exercise.
You can expect to lose at least 5% of your starting weight once you’ve been on 3mg daily for 12 weeks, but only if you have been consuming fewer calories and increasing the amount of exercise you take.
Nausea is the primary side effect, but you might also suffer from diarrhoea or constipation at the start of the treatment. This is why we start you off on a low dose and gradually increase the dosage, to gradually improve your tolerance.
In a clinical study, people who also adopted a low-calorie meal plan and increased their physical activity lost as much as 2.5 times more weight. We will closely monitor you at the clinic throughout the initial 12-week period, to see how you are progressing.