Saxenda (Liraglutide)

Saxenda is a new weight loss medication that works as an appetite suppressant. As well as helping patients lose weight, the medication appears to improve many indicators of cardiovascular risk.

Can I buy Saxenda online?

Saxenda is not yet available but there is another product called Victoza that contains exactly the same active ingredient (Liraglutide) and this can be prescribed today. The Online Clinic has been prescribing Liraglutide off-label since 2012, with most patients reporting excellent weight loss results. If you complete a short online questionnaire, we can consider you for this medication. Liraglutide is available for next day delivery.

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How does Saxenda work?

Saxenda contains the active ingredient: Liraglutide. Lirgalutide is a Glucogon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue. GLP-1 is produced naturally in the human body and Liraglutide is a synthetic version of that natural version with 97% amino acid sequence similarity.

Natural GLP-1 is produced in the body in response to food consumption. In the simplest terms, GLP-1 is a messaging system to tell our bodies that no more food is required. By delivering Liraglutide via a simple injection on a daily basis, that messaging system is activated and we will feel less desire to eat and we will be satisfied with less food. Reduced food consumption should lead to weight loss.

How is Saxenda administered?

Saxenda (Liraglutide) is a daily injection using a very easy to use, dose-adjusted pen that is pre-filled with the medication. All you have to do is set the dial to the correct dosage and inject under the skin of the abdomen. The starting dosage for Liraglutide is 0.6 mg per day. You inject the medication at the same time each day, so choose a time that will always be convenient for you. The maximum dosage at the current time is 1.8 mg per day but the European Medicines Agency has recommended up to 3.0 mg per day for weight loss patients but this is yet to be formalised. You must follow the dosing and titration instructions to minimise the risk of side effects.

Side effects of Saxenda

All medications have the potential for side effects but Liraglutide is remarkably well tolerated if taken as directed. Some people experience a little nausea to begin with but most people find that this dissipates with continued use. Other side effects include dyspepsia and diarrhoea. A full list of side effects is included in the pre-purchase guidance and also on the patient information leaflet. Most people do not get any side effects at all.

Effectiveness of Liraglutide

Clinical studies have shown Liraglutide to be a highly effective and safe weight loss agent, with people losing clinically significant levels of weight at both the 1.8 mg dose and the 3.0 mg dose. In addition, blood pressure was reduced and there was a marked reduction in levels of C-Reactive Protein (an inflammatory marker associated with cardiovascular risk).

You can apply for a prescription for Liraglutide through The Online Clinic today. Medications are available for next day delivery in the UK and across most of Europe.

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