What You Need To Know About Saxenda – Weight-Loss Injector
Weight loss is not just about willpower, it’s also science. One way to combat this is with Saxenda, which helps overweight or obese adults with weight-related medical problems, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol, to lose the excess weight and to keep that weight off.
The body naturally produces a hormone that controls the appetite called GLP-1. Saxenda mimics GLP-1 to enable a reduction of appetite and hunger which helps to eat fewer calories. Always ensure you carefully follow your dietary plan and exercise regime.
Saxenda Pen Injector should be used as directed by your doctor, which usually means injection in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm once daily. Your doctor will usually start on a lower dosage to decrease the risk of side effects, and then gradually increase doses.
Before using the Saxenda Pen Injector, check it for discoloration or particles and do not use if any are present, then clean the skin with rubbing alcohol. Ensure the injection site is different each time you have a dose to lessen the possibility of any injury under the skin.
To learn more about how to use the Saxenda Pen Injector watch this video.
Saxenda can cause nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, gas, or constipation, which should lessen with continued use. Persistent vomiting or diarrhea may result in serious dehydration, which can cause cottonmouth or dizziness. If any of the above side effects persist or become worse, make an appointment with your doctor.
If Saxenda causes any of the more side effects like signs of kidney problems, yellowing eyes or skin, irregular heartbeat, changes in mood, signs of depression, suicidal thoughts, signs of low blood sugar, sudden sweating, tremors or shaking, blurred vision, or tingling extremities, contact your doctor or your local hospital.
Immediately call emergency services if you experience any serious side effects, such as signs of pancreatitis or gallbladder disease, which includes persistent nausea and vomiting, or any severe pain in the stomach or abdominal area.
Saxenda may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. While serious allergic reactions to Saxenda is rare, seek medical help immediately if you notice any symptoms.
This is not a complete list of all side effects which could be caused by Saxenda, so talk to your doctor if your side effects are not mentioned above.
Do not share the Saxenda Injector Pen with anyone, even with a new needle as serious infections are easily transferred sharing injecting tools.
Saxenda can affect blood sugar levels, so diabetics need to regularly check, share results with your doctor, and contact them immediately if you have any symptoms of low blood sugar.
Saxenda must not be used if pregnant or nursing as it may harm the fetus or baby, If you think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
Some medications which may interact with Saxenda include Insulin, Sulfonylureas, Glyburide, Exenatide, or Dulaglutide.
Obesity is a devastating and long-term disease that requires more than just willpower alone to defeat. Contact our team today and find out if you can be assisted with the combination of a reduced-calorie diet, increased physical activity, and daily injections of Saxenda.