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How does it work?

The active ingredient Liragulatide mimics the hormone GLP-1 in your body. After a meal GLP-1 is released from your intestines which helps regulated your blood sugar and reduce the level of glucagon in your body.

Glucagon is a naturally occurring hormone which inhibits the action of insulin. Therefore, making you feel less hungry and slowing down the emptying of your stomach and making you feel fuller for longer.

How does it work?

Saxenda can only be used if you have previously tried and failed to lose weight via exercise and diet alone.

You can expect to lose a min of 5% of your initial body weight after completing 12 weeks treatment. If you have not lost this, then treatment should be discontinued.

You’re eligible for the Weight Loss Service if:

You are aged 18 to 75

You have a BMI of over 30

Or a BMI of over 27 but have been diagnosed with a condition that is made worse by weight gain such as a heart condition, hypertension or diabetes

If you are unsure about your BMI? Simply use a BMI chart to measure yours or, use the NHS BMI calculator. You should book a consultation with one of our specilist pharmacists who will check which of our services and progammes suit you.

You cannot use Saxenda if you:

  • are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
  • have any known allergies to any of the ingredients in Saxenda
  • are under 18 years old or over 75 years old
  • have diabetes and are taking other medicines that contain GLP-1 (such as exenatide or lixisenatide) or have issues with hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
  • have severe heart failure
  • have liver or severe kidney disease or are on dialysis
  • have severe stomach or gut problems such as gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) or inflammatory bowel disease

Common and mild side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation

Serious side effects:

  • Change in the colour or amount of urine
  • Fast or irregular heartbeats
  • Unusual and dramatic changes in your mood
  • Yellow eyes or skin (this can indicate liver issues)
  • Sweating, blurred vision, tingling, shaking, or dizziness – these are signs of low blood sugar

If you have any concerns or queries regarding any side effects this medicine has caused or could cause you can call your GP or our clinicians.

If you have any severe side effects stop use immediately and seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

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