“Saxenda® is a synthetic protein that imitates a hormone in the intestinal tract called GLP-1
(glucagon-likepeptidel). which tells the brain that the
stomach is full after a meal. This results in feelings of satiety, a reduction in sensations of hunger
and the desire to eat”
How is Saxenda® taken?
Saxenda® comes in an easy-to-use oncea- day pre-filled injection pen. The doses are administered by the patient themselves in the stomach area (abdomen), upper leg (thigh), or upper arm.
How much weight can you lose with Saxenda®?
One-year studies, that involved more than 5,000 individuals, show that over 60 percent of people using Saxenda® had a 5 percent reduction in weight. Thirty-one percent taking Saxenda® lost more than 10 percent of their weight
How is Saxenda® different from other weight loss drugs?
There is no cyclical loss and gain of weight (yo-yo effect) with Saxenda® because, unlike appetite suppressant weight loss drugs that only work for a while, Saxenda introduces a hormone that compensates for a deficiency. It was approved by the
American FDA for weight loss in 2014.