How Long Does A Saxenda Pen Last?

Losing weight can be difficult - which is why more and more people are opting for weight loss medications such as Saxenda.

If you're considering or have recently started this treatment, you should first understand the ins and outs of Saxenda. This includes knowing how long a Saxenda pen lasts.

In this blog post, we will be exploring the ins and outs of Saxenda - including what Saxenda is, how to take Saxenda, and how long a Saxenda pen lasts. We’ll also be exploring how you can begin a course of weight loss treatment with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic.

What is a Saxenda Pen?

A Saxenda pen is a weight loss pen that administers a medication designed to help people with a high BMI lose weight.

Saxenda is an injectable prescription medicine used for weight management in adults with obesity or weight-related issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.

Liraglutide is the active ingredient in Saxenda. It belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists. Simply put, it helps regulate blood sugar levels by mimicking a natural hormone that stimulates insulin production and reduces the liver's glucose output.

This medication also slows down digestion, which means when you take it, you feel fuller for longer. This helps with weight management.

The pen is a great way to administer Saxenda medication yourself. The pen contains a pre-filled cartridge of Saxenda and a replaceable needle for injections. This allows you to easily integrate Saxenda into your daily routine.

The pen itself has a convenient dose-setting and injection mechanism, which makes it easy to start taking Saxenda. This also means that you don’t have to manually measure the medicine or mix it.

How Do I Take Saxenda?

Taking Saxenda is a straightforward process. You should inject Saxenda subcutaneously (under the skin) once a day, usually at the same time each day. You can inject Saxenda with or without food. It's important to choose a consistent time to help establish a routine and ensure you don't miss a dose.

You can inject the medication into your upper arm, abdomen or thigh - however, you should not inject it into a vein or muscle. Injecting into a vein could result in an increased heart rate and bruising of the injection site.

When you first get your Saxenda pens, store them in a refrigerator - but do not freeze. After first use, you can either store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Always follow your doctor, pharmacist or prescriber’s instructions when taking Saxenda - and be sure to read the patient information leaflet provided with the medication. This will ensure that you have a clear understanding of the injection process and any specific guidelines related to your health.

How Long Will My Saxenda Pen Last For?

The lifespan of a Saxenda pen depends on the prescribed dosage and the frequency of use. Once you reach the maintenance dose, you can determine how long your 3ml pre-filled injection pen will last more accurately.

When you first begin Saxenda treatment, a single pen will last around 17 days. However, when you reach the maintenance dose of 3mg, the lifespan will shorten to around 6 days. This means you will need around five pens every 30 days/ month.

Your doctor will determine how long you should continue taking Saxenda. If you aren’t seeing any results after 12 weeks, your doctor may recommend alternative medication. You should only continue to use Saxenda over a period of 12 weeks if you have lost 5% of your starting body weight.

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Saxenda Doses Explained

You will typically begin Saxenda on a low dose to reduce the likelihood of side effects. The initial dosage is often low to minimise the risk of side effects. Some common side effects include tiredness, weakness, and stomach issues (for example, discomfort or heartburn).

You will then increase the dosage gradually over several weeks until you have achieved the maintenance dose. Your doctor or healthcare professional will gradually increase your dose by 0.6mg per week until you hit the maximum dose of 3mg.

This 4-week dose escalation period allows your body to adjust to the medication. It's essential to follow your healthcare provider's guidance during this period.

Saxenda is available in different doses, and your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate starting dose based on your individual needs. Enquire about weight loss medication today with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic.

Weight Loss Medication at Dr. Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic

If you are looking to begin your weight loss journey, our team of professionals at our online weight loss clinic are here to help. We understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to weight loss medication. This is why we provide a range of weight loss treatments and medications to those in the UK, ensuring a tailored approach.

When you opt for GLP-1 medication with Dr Frank’s Weight Loss Clinic, you will receive ongoing support to help you achieve your goals.

Our specialist weight loss nurses can give you diet advice and help you to make informed decisions to accelerate your results. We’ll guide you throughout your weight-loss journey with monthly sessions and regular well-being calls.

To get started, simply complete an online assessment or video consultation. This will help us to determine your eligibility, and to find the best approach for you and your goals.

If your application is declined, you will receive a full refund. If you have complex medical concerns, we recommend you complete the video consultation with one of our specialist nurses.

Enquire about our weight loss medication today. You can reach us at enquiries@drfranks.co.uk, or call us on 0331 630 1010.

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