What is Saxenda 6mg/ml?
Saxenda 6mg/ml (Liraglutide) is a medication that helps your body to feel full sooner after you eat. This may help you to eat less overall. The medication comes in a pre-filled pen and is injected into your body once each day, at any time of the day. If you take Saxenda, you’ll work together with your physician to reach the correct dose, up to 3 mg.
How Effective is Saxenda 6mg/ml?
Three clinical trials have evaluated the safety and effectiveness of Saxenda. These trials enrolled approximately 4,800 obese and overweight patients in total. One clinical trial that examined patients without diabetes found an average weight loss of 4.5% in the patients who took Saxenda. This trial also found that 62% of those who were treated with Saxenda lost at least 5% of their body weight.
In another clinical trial that looked at patients with type 2 diabetes, results showed that those treated with Saxenda lost 3.7% of their weight compared to treatment with placebo, and 49% of those taking Saxenda lost at least 5% of their body weight (compared to only 16% of those taking placebo).
Thus, it appears that Saxenda may be slightly more effective for weight loss in patients who do not have type 2 diabetes, although it still had an effect—albeit a smaller one—on weight management for those with diabetes.
Side effects Saxenda 6mg/ml
serious side effects may include:
racing or pounding heartbeats;
sudden changes in mood or behavior, suicidal thoughts;
severe ongoing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
signs of a thyroid tumor–swelling or a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, a hoarse voice, feeling short of breath;
gallbladder problems–fever, upper stomach pain, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes);
symptoms of pancreatitis–severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea with or without vomiting, fast heart rate;
severely low blood sugar–extreme weakness, confusion, tremors, sweating, fast heart rate, trouble speaking, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing, fainting, and seizure (convulsions); or
kidney problems–little or no urination; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath.
Common side effects may include:
nausea (especially when you start using liraglutide), vomiting, stomach pain;
headache, dizziness; or
Administration and dosage Saxenda 6mg/ml
Patients are advised to take Panbesy for only short term periods (normally around twelve weeks). This should be combined with other non pharmacological weight loss strategies, like exercise and healthy dieting. Because of the insomnia risks, it is advisable to take Panbesy prior to breakfast, or one to two hours afterwards. Contact our support if you want to know more abou this medicine.