SAXENDA IS A GLP-1 RECEPTOR AGONIST – WHAT IS GLP-1 RECEPTOR AGONIST?
Saxenda® addresses one of your body’s natural responses to weight loss.
- Your body naturally produces an appetite hormone known as glucagon-like-peptide (GLP-1) that helps to regulate your hunger
- Saxenda works like GLP-1 by regulating your appetite, which can lead to eating fewer calories and losing weight
- It slows down gastric emptying and makes you feel fuller for longer
- Saxenda is not a stimulant
- Saxenda is not for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
- Saxenda and Victoza® (used in type 2 diabetes) have the same active ingredient, liraglutide, and should not be used together
- Saxenda should not be used with other GLP-1 receptor agonist medicines
- It is not known if Saxenda is safe and effective when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products
- It is not known if Saxenda® changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke
- It is not known if Saxenda can be used safely in people who have had pancreatitis
- It is not known if Saxenda is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age. Saxenda is not recommended for use in children
Reducing your waistline isn’t the only impact of weight loss. Taking off weight and keeping it off may help improve conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Annlynnsolutions will discuss this with you and advise on lifestyle changes
Saxenda is not indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure or high cholesterol. It is not known if Saxenda changes your risk of heart problems or stroke or of death due to heart problems or stroke
Chronic diseases like obesity usually require long-term treatment. Your Annlynnsolutions will create a plan tailored to your weight-management goals. You’ll need to have regular contact with Annlynnsolutions. We will speak with you after one week then we will review you monthly to track your progress. We will renew your prescription regularly depending on your needs, however, if Saxenda is not working for you we will advise you and will no longer be able to prescribe the medications.
To work out your body mass index (BMI) your need your height and weight and use our calculator. This determines if you are able to use the medication
USING THE SAXENDA PEN
|0.6 mgs||4 weeks|
|1.2 mgs||2 weeks|
|1.8 mgs||9 days|
|2.4 mgs||7 days|
- Eat bland, low-fat foods, like crackers, toast, and rice
- Eat foods that contain water, like soups and gelatin
- Don’t lie down after you eat
- Reduce your portion size
- Reduce fat intake as much as possible
FURTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
Saxenda will not work alone you will need to work with it. Annlynnsolutions will provide dietary support by using The Carbs and Cals method used in diabetes to support your dietary changes. Depending on your local area there may be activities and facilities that you can access free of charge to complement your action plan. Annlynnsolutions can also recommend you to other private professionals such as a Cognitive Behavoural Therapist or Dietician at your request.
Saxenda has not been evaluated in combination with other prescription weight-loss medicines or weight-loss supplements. Saxenda has the potential to change how other medicines are absorbed. Use caution when taking Saxenda with oral medicines (these were asked for on your Health Form before you were prescribed this medication to ensure safety). Tell Annlynnsolutions about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Your Saxenda can stay out of the fridge for up to 30 days – you must take your medication and needles through customers with you do not pack it into your suitcase. It is advised to take this in a separate bag. Annlynnsolutions will give you a letter regarding travel with this type of letter for a small charge to allow a smooth process when going through customs
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- you or any of your family have a history of MTC
- you have MEN 2. This is a disease where people have tumors in more than one gland in their body
- you are allergic to liraglutide or any of the ingredients in Saxenda®. Symptoms of a serious
- possible thyroid tumors, including cancer
- inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using Saxenda and call your GP right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back
- gallbladder problems. Saxenda may cause gallbladder problems, including gallstones. Some gallbladder problems need surgery. Call your GP if you have any of the following symptoms: pain in your upper stomach (abdomen), fever, yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice), and clay-coloured stools
- increased heart rate. Saxenda can increase your heart rate while you are at rest. Annlynnsolutions may check your heart rate while you take Saxenda. Tell your GPif you feel your heart racing or pounding in your chest and it lasts for several minutes when taking Saxenda
- kidney problems (kidney failure). Saxenda may cause nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea leading to loss of fluids (dehydration). Dehydration may cause kidney failure, which can lead to the need for dialysis. This can happen in people who have never had kidney problems before. Drinking plenty of fluids may reduce your chance of dehydration. Call your GP if you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea that does not go away, or if you cannot drink liquids by mouth
- serious allergic reactions. Serious allergic reactions can happen with Saxenda.
- depression or thoughts of suicide. You should pay attention to any mental changes, especially sudden changes, in your mood, behaviours, thoughts, or feelings. Call your GP right away if you have any mental changes that are new, worse, or worry you